U.S. Navy Awards Remington 12-Ga. Ammunition Contract

posted on April 9, 2024

The U.S. Navy has awarded Remington Ammunition a five-year contract to produce 12-ga. slug loads at its Lonoke, Ark. plant. The contract specifies the A023 cartridge, measuring 2¾" long and loaded with a 1-oz. rifled lead slug fired at a muzzle velocity between 1,590 and 1,770 f.p.s.

“We continue to find ways to improve rifled slug accuracy and performance for law enforcement and military,” said David Kline, Remington Ammunition’s technical director for military and law-enforcement ammunition. “This large government contract awarded to Remington speaks volumes to the trust the United States military has in our American workforce assembling the best products for our servicemen and servicewomen.”

The A023 cartridge is just one type of 12-ga. load used by the military, which also employs nine-pellet, 00 buck loads, as well as a litany of other training and less-lethal rounds all designed to be fired from cylinder-bore, pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns. For more information, visit remington.com.


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