Remington HyperSonic Rifle Ammo

Remington HyperSonic

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

Remington HyperSonic ammo

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.

Remington HyperSonic review

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

Index

RAMAC

Muzzle

Velocity

Muzzle

Energy

BC

MSRP

223 REM 62 gr.

PRH223R4

28919

3262

1465

0.234

$ 25.96

243 WIN 100 gr.

PRH243WC

28923

3010

2010

0.373

$ 26.73

270 WIN 140 gr.

PRH270WB

28955

2973

2748

0.360

$ 29.09

7mm REM MAG 160 gr.

PRH7MMRC

28979

3002

3201

0.415

$ 38.69

308 WIN 150 gr.

PRH308WA

29119

2924

2848

0.331

$ 29.09

308 WIN 180 gr.

PRH308WC

29117

2681

2873

0.402

$ 29.09

30-06 Springfield 150 gr.

PRH3006RA

29007

3035

3067

0.331

$ 29.09

30-06 Springfield 180 gr.

PRH3006RC

29009

2832

3204

0.402

$ 29.09

300 WIN MAG 180 gr.

PRH300WC

29033

3122

3896

0.402

$ 36.67

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Comments

  1. The quest for speed is overrated, a .270, 30-06, .308, etc is more than capable of downing any animal (bipedal or otherwise) on the continent. How were these speeds measured? Out of a 32″ test barrel? If so, the velocities will have very little relevance to my 20″ barrel .308 or 16″ barrel .223.

    If the target is so far away that you can’t keep the round in that 8″ circle without having to move that crosshair out of the target area, you might want to consider whether you should be taking that shot at all. 200fps isn’t going to change that range enough to matter.

  2. Bill Beveridge says:

    Will someone tell me why the Remington 750 Woodsmaster 308, that I own, will rarely fire 4 loads with out jamming? I’ve fire 75+ rounds through it, from PMC, to Federal to Remington. 150 gn to 180 gn. Doesn’t seem to matter and it can be 1st or fourth round or any where in between. It won’t cycle everytime? It really has a hard time with NATO 762X51 rounds.

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