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The next big thing in Extreme Long-Range shooting - EnABELRs

Pittsburgh, PA (June, 2019) - Peterson Cartridge Co. of Pittsburgh, PA announces the successful completion of the tool packs to create two new, up-and-coming, long-range calibers, called the EnABELRs.


Picture of .308 Win +.338 Norma + .338 Lapua + .338 EnABELR + .375 EnABELR + .375 CheyTac + 50 Cal.

from L to R: .308 Win, .338 Norma, .338 Lapua, .338 EnABELR, .375 EnABELR, .375 CheyTac, 50 Cal.

A while back, world-renowned ballistician and shooter Bryan Litz of Applied Ballistics contacted Derek Peterson of Peterson Cartridge and explained his idea for two new calibers that he believes will be high performers in the ELR (Extreme Long Range) shooting community … the .338 EnABELR and the .375 EnABELR.

The name “EnABELR derives from the combination of three concepts:

  • En – representing “Engineered”
  • AB – representing Applied Ballistics
  • ELR – for Extreme Long Range

Litz’s premise was to create a caliber that is shorter and wider than the CheyTac calibers, but that holds almost as much powder. The theory is that the wider case will allow the powder to burn more efficiently, resulting in less, to no, unburnt powder build-up in the rifle barrel.

Peterson believed in Litz’s idea and agreed to take on the work to create the tooling for the commercial production of the EnABELRs. According to Peterson, “Designing a tool pack to manufacture casings that are simply a neck-down or neck-up of an existing “parent” case is pretty easy duty, and quite common. What is far less common is to make a whole new caliber that has no parent case. These EnABELRs have no parent case. They are an original design.”

Litz stated that he was very pleased with how quickly Peterson developed the tool pack to produce the casings and also with the efficacy of Peterson’s tooling designs. Litz reported that initial results with the EnABELRs are very promising. “The design seems to have achieved all the outcomes we set out to accomplish.”

For more information on guns chambered in the EnABELR calibers or ammo or chamber reamers, contact Applied Ballistics.

About Peterson Cartridge
Peterson Cartridge is a family-owned, American manufacturer of match-grade, brass rifle casings that are among the most precise and consistent on the market, delivering discerning long-distance shooters sub-MOA accuracy and more reloads per casing than the industry average. For more information on Peterson Cartridge or to purchase its match-grade brass casings, visit petersoncartridge.com.

Extremely consistent, American-made brass rifle casings and ammunition, designed for long-distance shooters.