Hirtenberger 7.62 x 51 Subsonic

Here is a 7.62 x 51 subsonic cartridge made by Hirtenberger AG that was specially developed for the Steyr SSG rifle. They have no identification but can be recognized by the use of a very small powder load -very noticeable when shaken- and a Sierra MatchKing 190 gr HPBT Match bullet. Except for the powder load, it is undistingishable from the Match load using exactly the same bullet.

Argentina bought a small quantity of these cartridges for their Steyr SSG 69 PIV supressed rifles.

Regards,

Fede

Hi Fede !!! Who was issued with these weapons/ammo system ?, GNA ? PNA ?. Regards 👍

Javi, the standard model was used by the Compañia de Comandos 601 of the army and the APCA of the navy, but I’m not sure if both used the suppressed variant.

Saludos,

Fede

Thank you Fede !!!

HP Hollow Point = punta hueca

Leonel, “HP” are the manufacturer’s name initials: Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen- und Metallwarenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft.

Regards,

Fede