The Predator has arrived.
Go West Trading (GWT)—manufacturers of American-made rifle brass and American Reserve Munitions, recently announced the Predator bullet, specifically developed for long-range shooting. The Predator, both in closed-tip and open-tip projectiles, is available in .338 Lapua, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington, said company officials. Other rifle calibers are in development.
The patented-process, created from a monolithic lathe-turned projectile using proprietary brass and a patented parasitic drag elimination design on the tail of the bullet, results in a round that eliminates dynamic transition instability during transonic flight speeds, company officials said. What this means to the long-range shooter is that the bullet moves through transonic speed and into subsonic speed without any destabilization, extending accuracy and distance by at least 20%, said officials.
“The Predator projectile is an ultra-long-range projectile,” Brian Lockerman, president of Go West Trading explained. “Essentially, the patented design defeats the problem of parasitic chaotic air flow behind the bullet. As air passes over the surface of the bullet, there is no drop at the base to create turbulence or instability. Instead, the Predator projectile design forms a perfect cone-shape, pulse wave pressure shield behind the bullet. This results in a super sleek slipstream, which virtually eliminates the airstream drag from ever forming.”
Vaugh Wilkes, of ARM, said the Predator is “clearly the top-rated, long-range bullet on the market today.”
“Since the Civil War, there has been little improvement in bullet design, until the Predator, which takes advantage of all the ballistic technology today. For extreme long-range shooters, the Predator is really the only bullet to achieve this kind of success,” he said.