The new edition launched at the SSAA Shot Expo in Melbourne which welcomed over 13,000 visitors across the two days. While we weren’t giving away the Handloaders’ Guide for free this year, the extremely generous attitudes of all attendees meant we raised $2,170 for Soldier On; a not-for-profit organisation that supports our troops and first responders who are physically or psychologically injured during their service.
With the new Handloaders’ Guide, the first since 2016, there have been some significant changes. The printed version has had a range of obscure and less popular data removed but it still includes a vast array of the more popular cartridges, as well as a range of new load data, including for APS350 and APS450.
New cartridges that have been added to this edition of the Handloaders’ Guide include:
6 x 47mm Lapua
6.5 x 47mm Lapua
6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum
Some of you might ask, why have we made the Handloaders’ Guide smaller? Well, the incremental increase in guide weight over time, combined with significant increases in both postage fees and printing costs has meant that had we left the Handloaders’ Guide the same size it would have been far more expensive to have it delivered.
Rather than produce a more expensive guide, Australian Munitions has produced a Handloaders’ Guide which focuses on providing data for the most widely utilised cartridge types.
Remember though, our ADI World Class Powders & Ammunition website still contains all of the reloading data that is available (http://www.adi-powders.com.au/) and you can visit our list of cartridges that are no longer included in the Handloaders’ Guide by clicking this link.
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We look forward to seeing you at the next expo and hope you enjoy the new edition.
Thank you Philip for sharing your experience and for supporting our Australian made products.
The first picture is of a hand draw target where the shots were taken at 100 yards.
The shots in the centre are of Australian Munitions manufactured .223 55gr Blitz Kings with Philip pointing out that these shots “were the 4th, 5th and 6th ever from the rifle. It took only 3 shots to zero. Quite exceptional.”
Philip also shared a screen shot from the HEXTA real time shooting website of the results from a recent competition at his clubs range.
The photo captures a 10 round group using .223 REM 69gr Sierra MatchKing. This ammunition is perfect for competitive shooting.
He was able to achieve a group size of 89.9mm at 300 yards.
“You are all producing a seriously good product. Congratulations.”
If you would like to share your experience we would love to hear from you.
Lance from the United States reached out to the Australian Outback technical team in 2017 to enquire about barrel lengths for .223 REM 55gr Sierra BlitzKing after reading outstanding accuracy reviews.
He received technical advice from the team and touched base in May this year to share his experience. After reading the positive reviews Lance bought a case of Australian Outback .223 REM 55gr Sierra BlitzKing which assisted in achieving the ultimate outcome.
It is likely the most accurate ammo my Colt will ever see, or deserve. I have managed a 1.5” 10 shot group average with a mil spec A4 barrel and upper.
Your ammunition can make even issue quality gun owners proud and cut group sizes significantly by reducing strays.
Thank you Lance for sharing your experience and for supporting our Australian made products. If you would like to share your story please use the contact form on our Australian Outback website.
Thank you Paul for writing to us and sharing your experience. We love hearing from our ADI and Australian Outback community.
Paul captured a photo of a 3 shot group 223 Remington using ADI powders and Sierra BlitzKing projectiles at 100 metres.
Using ADI Word Class Powders (Benchmark 8208) and ADI unprimed brass Paul was able to achieve a group size of 0.240 inches. This is the same 55gr Sierra BlitzKing projectile we load in our sub-MOA Australian Outback factory ammunition.
I use ADI powders and components in all my rifle bar one load in my 300WSM. This is a great result for a hunting rifle.
Thanks again Paul. We appreciate you supporting our Aussie made products.
If you would like to share your experience please use the contact form.
The Australian Defence Force has confirmed their decision for Thales Australia (as Australian Munitions) to continue munitions manufacture for long term ADI Propellant supply. This announcement provides hundreds of highly skilled regional Australian workers in Benalla and Mulwala guaranteed job security.
ADI Propellant and Australian Outback Ammunition were both on sale at Steve’s Wholesale stand at the first NZ SHOT expo held in Auckland on 17-18 February 2018. It was a privilege to be able to chat with and answer questions from our NZ customers. Our ammo and propellants were hot sellers and there was a lot of interest in the first of the Australian Pistol and Shotgun (APS) samples – APS350 and APS450 – from the new propellant facility.
Australian Munitions is excited to introduce the first of our new single based flake Australian Pistol Shotgun (APS) propellants. It has been manufactured from the new Mulwala propellant facility for use in the civilian market – ADI World Class Powders APS350 and APS450.
This year Australian Munitions (ADI Powders and Australian Outback) were lucky to be invited to attend the Sika Show at the Great Lake Centre, Taupo with Steve’s Wholesale. The annual Sika Show & Competition is the largest outdoor trade show of its kind in New Zealand.
ADI is excited to announce that our very own Australian Outback is back in production at our factory and will be appearing back out in gun shops around Australia. This ammo will be distributed by OSA, and should be flowing out to your local dealership over the next month or two.
To find out where your closest Australian Outback stockist is please click here. If your local stockist doesn’t have any in stock we recommend asking them to put your order on back order to ensure it is included in their next delivery.