First Look: Berger 73-Grain BT Target & 77-Grain OTM Tactical Ammunition

posted on February 2, 2021

Berger Ammunition has been proven successful in long-range shooting competitions such as the Precision Rifle Series, National Rifle League, Fullbore, and similar shooting disciplines. Now Berger is expanding its line of match grade ammunition with the addition of two cartridges in .223 Remington—a 73-grain boat tail Target Ammunition and 77-grain OTM Tactical Ammunition.

Berger’s .223 Rem., 73-grain boat tail (BT) Target offering provides both bolt-action and gas-operated rifle shooters a premium round in 1:7-, 1:8-, and 1:9-inch barrel twist applications. The 73-grain BT Target projectile is known in competitive shooting and military/law enforcement circles as an outstanding performer in AR platforms. Function tested and competition proven, the Berger 73-grain BT Target round in .223 Rem. builds on that legacy to provide new levels of accuracy and performance.


  • Cartridge: 223 Rem.
  • Bullet Weight: 73-grain
  • G1 BC: 0.348
  • G7 BC : 0.178
  • G7 Form Factor: 1.168
  • Minimum Twist (or faster): 1:9-inch 
  • Approximate COAL: 2.260 inches 
  • Muzzle Velocity (fps): 2,820
  • Muzzle Energy (ft-lb): 1,289
  • Performance based on a 20-inch barrel and sea level conditions

The .223 Rem., 77-grain OTM Tactical provides a solution for demanding military and law enforcement applications using rifles with at least a 1:8-inch twist. The 77-grain OTM Tactical projectile has an outstanding ballistic coefficient and performance compared to other projectiles in its weight class. The OTM design and tangent ogive profile of the bullet provides flawless performance in magazine-feel applications using any gas-gun platform.  


  • Cartridge: 223 Rem.
  • Bullet Weight:  77 Grain
  • G1 BC: 0.374
  • G7 BC: 0.192
  • G7 Form Factor: 1.142
  • Minimum Twist (or faster): 1:8-inch 
  • Approximate COAL: 2.260 inches
  • Muzzle Velocity (fps): 2,750
  • Muzzle Energy (ft-lb): 1,293
  • Performance based on a 20-inch barrel and sea level conditions

Berger .223 Remington Target and Tactical Ammunition is manufactured in Mesa, AZ, and is available at authorized Berger retailers. For more information on these products and other items from Berger, please visit


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