Ballistic Excitement
Ballistic Excitement

Ballistic Excitement

Look what the UPS man delivered today. (Every time he delivers me ammo he asks, “How do you get all this ammo? Know where I can get some small rifle primers?”)

It helps to know important people and I know this guy named Randy Grove who works for Remington. In fact, Randy is the guy who developed the .30 Remington AR cartridge. (Obviously we share a common interest.) Anyway, what I received today was production samples of Remington’s new Hog Hammer load for the .30 Remington AR which is loaded with a 125 grain Barnes Triple Shock bullet.

NO, I have not pulled the trigger on one of these loads yet but knowing what I know about this cartridge and the Barnes Triple Shock bullet, I’m betting this is suitable for all non-dangerous game. Wish I would have had some of this to test last month when I was in Africa!

Notice the nickle plated cases which are standard on all Hog Hammer loads. Look for Hog Hammer ammo on your dealers shelves this hunting season.

Thanks Remington for not abandoning my favorite and one of the most important rifle cartridges to be released in a long time. Now, PLEASE, smart folks who  own rifles chambered for the .30 Remington AR need brass!

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  1. aNutter_Sniper

    Hey Richard,
    First, thanks for ‘keeping the fight’ with Big Green for the 30RAR! I can’t begin to tell you how much my wife and I have enjoyed our (yes, 2 or a pair) of R-15’s in 30RAR. I’ve been a big fan of 300 Savage for a long time, thus that similar performance in a AR platform has made a really nice hunting rifle.

    We’ve always shot 150gn out of the 300 Savage, thus my natural tendency to gravitate toward 150’s in 30RAR. Thankfully our rifles shoot the 150gn CoreLok’s REALLY well! Hopefully Remington will load some of these new Hog Hammers/Barnes with 150’s as well.

    With that being said I wanted to share this post I made on ARF with you … and all the other “30RAR Nuts” out there.

    Thanks Again!

    1. Its great Remington has finally released brass. I really like the 150 Accubond out of my bolt rifle but for the AR I believe the 125s are the way to go without getting into pressure issues. Now that Remington has a 125 Triple Shock bullet in nickel brass and Nosler has the 125 gr. Accubond, those are probably all I’ll shoot out of my R 15.

      Glad you like the cartridge. I’ll share your comments with Randy Grove, the guy at Remington who designed it.

  2. Trent

    I am super excited for the 30 RAR right now!! I really thought I’d never see the day brass was released. This is a big step toward getting this cartridge back in the spot light where it belongs!