Barnaul Ammunitions technical policy concerning manufacturing of cartridges for hunting and sporting is based on several principles. The first principle is the usage of steel, lacquered cartridge case. Steel cartridge case manufacturing technology is a much more complicated technical process than metal and brass. Functioning of steel, metal and brass cases while shooting is rather identical at the point of influence on weapon.
Superior strength is the main advantage of steel case cartridges over metal and brass cases. This is why Barnaul cartridges occupy the leading position in the world and CIS ammunition market. The selling of cartridges was started by European and US stores in 1996.The second principle – different bullet types usage:
SP bullet has got a weakened head part, because of the hard deformation that it takes when it hits a target, it then turns around and becomes a high destructive power. FMJ and FMJ BT bullets have a more defined and perfect ballistic shape which provides for better close grouping characteristics and effusive power that enables the hunting of fur-bearing animals.
Third principle: all Barnaul-made cartridges are certified not only by Russia State Test Station (STS), but also by the European Safety Demands in Germany and Czech Certification Stations. Today, European certificates are given for the following cartridges: 7,62×39 SP, 7,62×39 FMJ, 7,62×51 M.308 Win SP, 7,62×51 M.308 Win FMJ, 7,62x54R SP, 7,62x54R FMJ BT.
The Barnaul Machine Plant JSC is one of the leading producers of industrial goods and ammunition in Russia. The plant’s history goes far in the past to the period of Alexander I. The Emperor ordered the opening one of the first cartridge plants in St-Petersburg in 1869. During World War I the plant supplied the Russian Army. The plant operated out of St-Petersburg until the Civil War when the plant moved to the Moscow region. During World War II under the threat of a Moscow siege, by German Forces, the plant was relocated to Barnaul, where the production of various types of cartridges began. Barnaul sent ammunition to the Soviet Army a month later and the plant produced almost 50% of the cartridges used by the Soviet Army.
The city, where the Barnaul Machine-Tool Plant is located, is in an accessible geographic region. Directional railways, one of the main highways of the country, and an international airport, surround the plant. These various modes of transportation allow for the successful transportation of goods.
The most substantial plant activity is the manufacturing of sport-hunting cartridges for rifle and shotgun cartridges. The company is currently one of the largest suppliers of cartridges in Russia. It also delivers cartridges regularly to America, Europe, and Asia.
FMJ (Full Metal Jacket)
FMJ BT (Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail)
SP (Soft Point)
SPBT (Soft Point Boat Tail)
HP (Hollow Point)
HPBT (Hollow Point Boat Tail)