Announced in the British NRA journal Spring 2009 just out. Ammunition for competitions held at Bisley by the NRA in 2009 will be supplied by RUAG (Swiss).
The round will be specially loaded using RWS cases and a Sierra 155grn Match King bullet. They will be loaded at the Nuremburg factory in Germany.
This ends a long relationship with RG who had supplied Green Spot ammunition to the NRA for decades but has been the subject of growing criticism over recent years. RG officially are unable to supply this year but everyone knows that is just a face saver.
As soon as I have details of headstamps and packaging I will post details.
Another departure for the NRA, they say they want the cases back for contract reloading. So we may soon see a “practice” version around in 2010 as well. Again, how they identify it will be interesting.
Initial prices for the round are good for a target load 73p (=$1.10)
The NRA still holds about 200,000 rounds of RG which will be run down in the normal way. After that it will be finished.