Inceptor® Ammunition uses injection molding to create projectiles that are an innovation in bullet design, composition and manufacturing. These projectiles are perfect for self-defense and training; intermediate barrier-blind and frangible on hardened steel. Since polymer-copper projectiles may have the tendency to fracture under stress, a proper loading procedure should be followed to prevent fracturing.
Adjusting the Bell/Flare/Expander Die:
Seating the Bullet:
Inceptor projectiles are compatible with standard seating dies. If bullet shaving is occurring, more bell/flare is needed. Always use suggested Cartridge Overall Length when loading.
Inceptor polymer-copper projectiles weigh approximately 70% as much as lead core projectiles with similar profiles. This lighter weight means higher velocities, resulting in less bullet drop, less recoil and less muzzle rise, allowing for quicker, more accurate follow-up shots and a very enjoyable shooting experience. Terminal performance, particularly with the patented ARX® projectile, is improved due to higher velocity and design, which creates massive temporary cavities upon impact with soft tissue. This non-expanding projectile harnesses the gain in kinetic energy accrued due to the increased velocity of fluid through the constriction designed into the flutes contained in the ARX projectile. The advanced materials and design used in the manufacture of these projectiles also significantly reduces over penetration and the chance of ricochet, helping to moderate the risk of collateral damage during defense situations.
Crimping the Cartridge:
ARX® Preferred Defense™
- 380ARX355-56 – 380 Auto 56 Grains, ARX
- 10ARX400-90 – 10mm Auto 90 Grains, ARX
- 9ARX355-65 – 9mm Luger 65 Grains, ARX
- 9ARX355-65 – 9mm Luger +P 65 Grains, ARX
- 40ARX400-88 – 40 S&W 88 Grains, ARX
- 45ARX452-118 – 45 Auto 118 Grains, ARX
- 45ARX452-118 – 45 Auto +P 118 Grains, ARX
- 38ARX357-77 – 38 Special 77 Grains, ARX
- 38ARX357-77 – 38 Special +P 77 Grains, ARX
- 357ARX357-86 – 357 Mag 86 Grains, ARX
- 45ARXUM1452-157 – 45 Colt 157 Grains, ARX-UM1
- 450ARX452-158 – 450 Bushmaster 158 Grains, ARX
- 458ARX458-140 – 458 SOCOM 140 Grains, ARX
- 458ARX458-200 – 458 SOCOM 200 Grains, ARX
- 50ARX500-200 – 50 Beowulf 200 Grains, ARX
Round Nose Precision (RNP™)
- 380RNP355-60 – 380 Auto 60 Grains, RNP
- 9RNP355-65 – 9mm Luger 65 Grains, RNP
- 9RNP355-65 – 9mm Luger +P 65 Grains, RNP
- 40RNP400-97 – 40 S&W 97 Grains, RNP
- 45RNP452-135 – 45 Auto 135 Grains, RNP
- 45RNP452-135 – 45 Auto +P 135 Grains, RNP
- 38RNP355-84 – 38 Special 84 Grains, RNP
- 38RNP355-84 – 38 Special +P 84 Grains, RNP
Short Range Rifle (SRR™)
Where can I find load data?
Can I use this (insert specific bullet type) in this cartridge (insert specific cartridge)? i.e. Can I use your 300 AAC BLK (300SRR308-88) to load 308 Winchester?
Why does my velocity differ from the velocity on your load data sheets?
What would the velocity of (insert bullet type) be out of a short or long barrel?
Generally speaking, the gain or loss will be approximately 25–35 fps per inch of barrel difference. But, this should always be tested and confirmed using a chronograph.
What is the difference between ARX and RNP
What does SRR stand for when referring to Inceptor rifle bullets?
Can I use (insert propellant type) in (insert specific cartridge)? i.e. Can I use Hogdon HP38 to load the 9mm ARX cartridge?
Why/How does your reloading data differ from other manufacturers with the same caliber and cartridge?
Inceptor bullets are new and unique in the industry. They are light for caliber as compared to conventional bullets and made of a special polymer-copper compound that reacts slightly different during loading and firing than bullets with a metal bearing surface and lead composition. The unique characteristics of Inceptor bullets result in slightly different load data for these cartridges than our customers are used to seeing when loading conventional ammunition.
Why are the bullets that I bought longer (or shorter) than the lengths listed on the load data sheets?
Due to the nature of the material, you may encounter slight variances in bullet length.
Why are the bullets that I bought larger (or smaller) in diameter than what is listed on the load data sheets?
Due to the nature of the material, you may encounter slight variances in bullet length and slight variances in concentricity. This said, our production cartridges using these bullets have been proven to be very accurate with third party assessment.