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.308 Coordinated Ballistic Rounds from RUAG

RUAG claims their Swiss P Coordinated Ballistics line of police sniper ammunition will produce sub-moa groups at 100m, no matter what bullet weight or type is in the magazine. The idea is that in a rapidly changing engagement scenario, the shooter has the option to switch rounds from say, open tip match ammo to a barrier-blind penetrator, should the target step behind a glass window. Nice theory, but having handloaded 308 for more years that I care to remember, I was ready to throw up the bullshit flag. More often that not, just changing bullet brands is enough to produce big shifts in point of impact – changing bullet weights and types has the potential to produce buckshot-style patterns.

.308 Coordinated Ballistic Rounds from RUAG photo

Using a Accuracy International AW and Schmidt Bender PMII scope, I loaded up one round each of AP, OTM, Ball, JHP and penetrator at random in the magazine and let ‘em fly. Sure enough, at 100 meters they stacked up into a tight, half inch diameter group, measured on an Olympic-style acoustic target. Although 100m is a chip shot for an AI (or any decent precision rig for that matter), it’s still further than the typical engagement distance for a police marksman. Still not satisfied, I came up 1 mil on the scope, fired one sighter at 300m and then repeated the exercise. At three times the claimed effective distance, the group started to string vertically, measuring 1.75 inches high and 0.5 inches wide, but was still within the advertised parameters, despite a 30 grain spread in bullet weights.

Color me impressed. No bullshit flag necessary.

.308 Coordinated Ballistic Rounds from RUAG photo

Swiss P, distributed by Prime Ammunition, is making its return to the US. It was a long hiatus – welcome back.