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Back in February of this year Berger Ammunition released their 73-grain boat tail target and 77-grain OTM Tactical ammunition to market. The OTM Tactical ammo was designed to be a premium ammo solution for military and law enforcement agencies and personnel. The new ammo provided superior ballistics and performance to any comparable round in its weight class. The round performance excels out of rifles that have barrels with a 1:8” twist ratio.

In April of this year a small lot of OTM Tactical ammunition was found to be defective. The affected ammunition may cause function/ignition issues within the AR-15 platform. This issue does not seem to affect bolt action rifles chambered in .223 Remington.

Below, is the press release for the recall of Berger OTM Tactical ammunition.

Press Release

August 18th, 2021


Mesa, AZ – Berger’s Load Development Team has determined that some 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical (Product # 65-23030) cartridges from Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 may cause function/ignition issues with AR-style gas operating platforms. Bolt action rifles are not affected.

Berger Ammunition Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 223 Remington 77 Grain OTM Tactical ammunition, Item #65-23030 was shipped to retailers on April 2nd, 2021 to April 22nd, 2021.

If you own ammunition from Lot # P002745, P002745-1, P002745-2 & P002745-3 or have questions regarding this notice, please contact Berger Customer Support at 660-460-2802 or to arrange replacement of the product.

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