Excellent news for the hunters among us: Seems SIG SAUER is branching out their ammunition line to include a little something for the hunters among us…well, actually, kind of a big something. They’ve just debuted their Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition, and the strikingly different appearance of these rifle cartridges is only the beginning of the innovation on offer. In particular, the Elite Hunter line was designed to maximize a hunter’s chances of a good, clean, ethical harvest even at extended distances.
There are many factors involved in creating a hunting cartridge, but one of the top criteria is that the bullet needs to penetrate the game animal’s body deeply while expanding…but while simultaneously losing as little mass as possible. That’s exactly what the Elite Hunter Tipped ammo was created to do, delivering instant knockdown capability and maximum terminal performance at extended ranges.
The interesting appearance of these premium cartridges is distinct, but it’s not (just) there for looks. The yellow-tipped, lead-alloy bullet has an enhanced boattail design for superior flight characteristics over a wide range of velocities. The exclusive design of the concentric, blackened jacket ensures reliable, controlled expansion of the bullet with maximum weight retention. The translucent yellow tip increases the ballistic coefficient while improving terminal performance and aiding in consistent, reliable chambering.
All Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition features nickel-plated cases that aid in extraction while providing significant anti-corrosion qualities. The custom formulated and precision loaded powders deliver consistent velocities regardless of atmospheric conditions and industry-leading primers are matched to proprietary powder blends to ensure dependable ignition.
Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition is available in a wide variety of popular hunting calibers, including:
90gr 243 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 3115 fps; Muzzle Energy = 1939 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.490
100gr 6mm Creedmoor
Muzzle Velocity = 2970 fps; Muzzle Energy = 1958 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.515
130gr 6.5 Creedmoor
Muzzle Velocity = 2850 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2344 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.510
130gr 260 Rem
Muzzle Velocity = 2820 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2995 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.510
140gr 270 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 2950 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2705 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.508
165gr 308 Win
Muzzle Velocity = 2840 fps; Muzzle Energy = 2956 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.530
165gr 30-06 Springfield
Muzzle Velocity = 2950 fps; Muzzle Energy = 3188 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.530
180gr 300 Win Mag
Muzzle Velocity = 2960 fps; Muzzle Energy = 3502 ft-lbs; G1 BC = 0.515
The SIG SAUER Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store and retailers everywhere.