08 Mar 2019

Reload Swiss RS76 – the new universal powder for rifle ammunition hits the market

New at IWA&Outdoor Classics 2019

Reload Swiss RS is celebrating this year’s IWA&Outdoor Classics with another world first. At Europe’s biggest hunting and sport shooting show, the Nitrochemie Wimmis AG brand is introducing its new RS76 rifle powder.

Newly developed, the RS76 is a universal powder for assembling rifle ammunition. It is suitable for multiple calibres, including .338 Lapua Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum and .300 Norma Magnum. America’s Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) is currently evaluating the latter two, for Nitrochemie an encouraging sign of government interest in the new product.

Ever since its market launch five years ago, Nitrochemie Wimmis AG with its top-notch Reload Swiss RS products has focused on becoming a full-spectrum supplier of propellant powder – from small-calibre pistol applications to large magnum assemblies. RS76 is now the thirteenth powder in the company’s product range.

The RS76 bridges the gap between its established, tried-and-tested RS70 and RS80 powders. As developer Reload Swiss RS Dominik Antenen explains, “the RS80 was ideal for the popular .338 Lapua Magnum with 300-grain projectiles. But when it was used with the equally popular 250-grain projectile, the results were no longer quite so good.” After consulting with Reload Swiss RS importers, the company decided to resolve this issue with help of the newly developed RS76. “The objective was to pass on the good genes of the RS70 and RS80 to the RS76.” In recent years the famous shooting competition in Bisley was won with the RS70, resulting in two European championship titles in the F Class, i.e. the rifle class. The RS80 also enjoys a robust reputation among competition shooters at ranges of 600 metres and over. “With this in mind, we endowed the RS76 with a good pressure and velocity ratio, sensible temperature independence and a de-copperizing additive”, continues Antenen, noting that “it goes almost without saying that we included a muzzle flash suppressor in the package as well as the best-possible stabilizer”.

The first batch of RS76 powder is currently being filled, and will reach the shops in the second quarter of 2019. The new powder is available in the accustomed 1-kg can and 10-kg drum.

IWA&Outdoor Classics takes place 8-11 March 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany. Reload Swiss will be on hand in Hall 7 at Stand 204.

About Reload Swiss RS

Whether for sport shooters or hunters, pistols or rifles, no matter what the discipline or specific application – Reload Swiss RS offers the right propellant for every type of individual loading and assembly operation. Consistent quality and even combustion enable precise hits, time after time – even under the most varied weather conditions.

Enjoying an international reputation for high-quality propellants, Nitrochemie Wimmis AG is a joint venture of Rheinmetall and RUAG. A century of experience in the development and production of high-performance propellant powder flow into every Reload Swiss RS product. State-of-the-art production facilities meet the highest standards for safeguarding people and the environment. Continuous quality control throughout the production and packaging process assures consistent quality in line with the most exacting requirements. All of these things result in an excellent price-performance ratio and high accuracy.

An efficient sales network in Europe guaranties dependable availability. Reload Swiss RS products have already won over top numerous international competitive shooters. Among the most prominent users are elite Swiss sportspeople Dominic Meier, Christine Burkhalter, Peter Heller, Sascha Back and Reinhard “Hady” Lang; Nils Nothnagel of Germany; and Austria’s Gerald Reiter. The renowned English long-distance marksman Nigel Cole-Hawkins belongs to the circle of top Reload Swiss RS users, too. Moreover, German corporate teams from Heckler&Koch, the Korth team and Denmark’s ZMA team now count on Reload Swiss RS powder products as well.

Nitrochemie and its sales partners are ready and willing to swap loading data, tips and stories, thus helping to expand and disseminate the Reload Swiss RS knowledge base.

Rheinmetall AG

Head of Press and Public Relations
Oliver Hoffmann
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 211 473-4748
Fax: +49 211 473-4157

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