Remington HyperSonic rifle ammunition promises to “supercharge” centerfire rifle cartridges and deliver up to 200 fps more velocity from standard pressure loads. Remington states the rounds will deliver “laser-flat trajectories” and more energy on target for better performance.
The nine new loads cover seven of the most popular hunting cartridges, both short and long action rounds. The rounds are not yet listed on the Remington website, but the details are listed below.
According to Remington, a shooter derives the following benefits from the new HyperSonic loads:
- Super-charged velocities up to 200 fps faster than standard ammunition.
- Legendary Remington Core-Lokt Ultra Bonded Bullet
- Superior downrange accuracy
- 95% weight retention
- Laser-flat trajectories
- Maximum energy on target
- Industry-leading terminal performance
The cartridges use a proprietary powder that allows Remington to increase velocities without exceeding the SAAMI pressure limits. Essentially the same thing was achieved by Hornady a few years back in the Superformance line of rifle cartridges. The Hornady Superformance line claimed velocity increases of 100-200 fps over conventional loads.
Comparing the new Remington HyperSonic to the Hornady Superformance, the Hornady line is much more extensive, with 74 loads across many calibers. Also, the HyperSonic ammunition seems to be slightly slower than the Hornady loads on most comprable bullet weights in caliber.
For example, the .270 Win 140 grain load in Remington makes for 2973 fps, while the same bullet weight load in the Hornady Superformance line has a stated muzzle velocity of 3090 fps. There are other factors that play into why one load is faster than another, but when boasting speed as your selling point, you should be able to stand up to already existing lines of products. In fairness, the Remington .30-06 180 gr did edge out the Hornady load by 12 fps.
Caliber / Bullet Weight
|223 REM 62 gr.|
|243 WIN 100 gr.|
|270 WIN 140 gr.|
|7mm REM MAG 160 gr.|
|308 WIN 150 gr.|
|308 WIN 180 gr.|
|30-06 Springfield 150 gr.|
|30-06 Springfield 180 gr.|
|300 WIN MAG 180 gr.|