Bullet stability will take center stage at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, an international exhibition hitting Las Vegas this month. Among the 1,600 exhibitors, the state-owned Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI) will showcase a new sniper bullet that has improved accuracy and stability, Ynetnews, an online source of breaking news in Israel, reported Sunday.
Called the Razor Core 338, the bullet reportedly provides better accuracy and stability than its predecessors. It weighs 45 grams and can reach distances as great as 4,000 feet. These measurements are supported by a specially designed tip, gunpowder and casing. IMI researchers developed the technology over a year, when they conducted several live tests.
Although the SHOT Show may serve as its first industrywide unveiling, the projectile has already been sold to militaries, Ynetnews reported. The bullet is designed for snipers. IMI designs and manufactures weapons for Israeli security personnel, such as the Israel Defense Forces, but the company also sells its wares to militaries abroad, according to IMI’s online site.
This bullet is just one of the many items that will be on display at the SHOT Show, which is expected to draw 65,000 professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, according to the event’s online site. Begun in 1979, the annual show has been held in multiple locations since then, with the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas its home in recent years.
Running Jan. 19-22 this year, the SHOT Show is a showcase of professionals who sell ammunition and firearms, as well as those in the armed forces, law enforcement and private security. The SHOT show is not open to the general public, and nobody under the age of 16 is allowed to attend.