Capstone Precision Group, part of the Nammo Commercial Business Area, has been awarded the sub-contract by Ultra Defense Corporation to load the non-standard Advance Sniper Rifle ammunition contract that provides ammunition for the USSOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle program.
The single-year contract is to load 800,000 rounds of 300 Norma Mag ammunition that will be loaded using Berger .30 caliber, 215 grain Hybrid bullets and Lapua cartridge cases. It also includes 200,000 rounds of 338 Norma Mag that Capstone will load using Lapua cartridge cases and the Lapua .338 caliber, 300 grain AP529 projectiles.
“Our team has been working on this project for over two years and are all very proud to have been trusted to load this important project,” said Bill Gravatt, Capstone’s President. “It was a total team effort by everyone at Capstone, Ultra Defense and other areas of Nammo. The Berger and Lapua projectiles had already been specified for this program but now we have the honor of loading the ammunition.”
Adam Braverman, Director of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, added, “Winning this contract was strategically very important to us in paving the way towards future long term contracts specializing in advanced ammunition loadings.”
The ammunition will be loaded and tested at Capstone’s facility in Mesa, Arizona.
“Working with Ultra Defense and USSOCOM on this project has been a great experience,” mentioned Dan Thelen, Capstone’s General Manager. “Leveraging the bullet production and commercial ammunition capabilities of Capstone/Berger with the legendary quality of Lapua cases puts us in the unique position to deliver a World Class product to our US warfighters.”