Ammunition and projectiles for Reformation® firearms are currently under development. Our field testing has demonstrated exceptional results with 30 caliber projectiles, and we will follow up with a 5.56 NATO model shortly thereafter. Due to continued consumer interest and compatibility with standard off the shelf ammunition, we have released the Reformation® firearms ahead of the ammunition. Franklin Armory® is currently working with industry partners to bring this high-quality ammunition to fruition. We are achieving around 1 MOA using our newest projectiles, and we will be releasing more info on projectiles in the near future.
This target was shot at 10, 25, 50, and 100 yards using standard, off the shelf ammunition. Even at 100 yards, the center to center spread was only 3.5". It may seem counter-intuitive for an unstable projectile to achieve this size of a group, but the vector is consistent. Since the barrel is cut to a tight tolerance, the dispersion is mitigated.
Considering that Reformation® utilizes an 11.5" barrel, these results are comparable to many other military firearms, pistol caliber carbines, and other PDWs.
We have performed numerous gelatin tests with Reformation® firearms in both 5.56 NATO and 300-BLK configurations. We have found that standard ammunition fired through Reformation® barrels will generate a larger temporary wound cavity sooner compared to the same ammunition fired through a rifled barrel of the same length. Additionally, we found that even with the increased wound cavity, the unstabilized bullet would still penetrate through the entire 16" gelatin block.