Sig Sauer has recently been chosen by the U.S. Army to supply .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition for its bolt-action sniper rifle. The contract amounts to USD10 million. Sig Sauer will manufacture the Mk. 248 MOD 1 and MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition for the U.S. Army's M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle.
The new round allows snipers to engage enemy targets beyond 1,200 meters compared to the 800-meter range of the older M24 sniper system used since 2011 in Afghanistan.
The .300 Win Mag ammunition will be manufactured Sig Sauer's ammunition facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.