Freedom Munitions Begins Cartridge Case Manufacturing

posted on April 2, 2024
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Freedom Munitions has announced its 10,000-sq.-ft. facility dedicated to rifle ammunition case manufacturing recently went operational and is now producing Freedom’s own .223 Rem. cases. The company broke ground on this new building—which is now fully equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and highly trained operators to ensure utmost quality, tight tolerances and consistency—during the summer of 2022.

The firm has been manufacturing cases for a variety of pistol calibers for some time, and its ammunition rose to prominence among 3-gun competitors. Freedom Munitions, however, previously had to source rifle cases from well-respected manufacturers to load its .223 Rem., 5.56 NATO, .308 Win. cartridges and ammo for other popular rifle chamberings.

“Research and development has been going on for some time while building the facility, but now the first lots of cases have been tested in live .223 with excellent results,” said Toby Thill, president of Freedom Munitions. “Now having the ability to produce our own rifle cases greatly alleviates issues with case shortages, bottlenecks and pricing shifts, allowing us to consistently provide rifle ammunition at fair pricing.”

Freedom Munitions loads several .223 Rem. loads, tailored for applications that include target shooting, hunting and match-grade for the utmost in precision. The company’s 55-grain FMJ bullet from X-Treme Bullets is its most popular.

Freedom Munitions is also equipped with its own ballistics lab and underground firing range for extensive testing on all calibers, ensuring accurate and reliable performance on these new cases. The new Freedom made cases feature the X-Treme Bullets headstamp, which is a brand of Freedom Munitions that specializes in components, primarily plated bullets.

The first 500,000 cartridges to roll out of the factory are the above-mentioned popular .223 Rem. cartridges. They are available now. The company’s expansion is expected to generate somewhere between 20 and 30 jobs in Lewiston, Idaho, area as more calibers start being processed.


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