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Keeping Old West Traditional Ammunition Loads Alive Through Modern Technology

Cimarron Firearms stepped up to fill the need for commercially stamped traditional hunting calibers to support its customers and products.

Fredericksburg, Texas (June 2023) Cimarron Firearms, makers of quality replicas of Old West firearms, have been quietly filling a hole left wide open when manufacturers of traditional hunting calibers slowly rode off into the sunset. Since 2020, Cimarron Firearms has partnered with Steinel Ammunition to deliver 45-60 Win. and 50-95 Win. ammunition to support customers and the many true-to-original replicas they design and produce.

“While the reloading community for traditional hunting and cowboy action rounds exists, it didn’t help our customers that wanted the experience of owning and hunting with one of our Tom Horn or Presidio lever action rifles,” Bryce Wayt, VP of Operations and Media for Cimmaron Firearms, explained. “It became obvious to us that we needed to provide that optimal experience, and that included providing commercially available ammunition to our customers.”

Cimarron-Firearms "Presidio" short rifle in 50-95.

Cimarron-Firearms “Presidio” short rifle in 50-95.

As American manufacturers rode the wave of self-defense ammunition demands, Cimarron started from ground zero. Sourcing the reloadable brass, bullets, and powder to produce the 45-60 and 50-95 calibers became a logistical obstacle course during the ammunition scarcity months. Perseverance and a determination to provide customers with the same high quality in their named ammunition as in their firearms drove Cimarron to test multiple loaders until finally settling on Steinel Ammunition to load Cimarron’s ammunition. Steinel Ammunition, a premium ammunition company, concentrates on historical, traditional, and hard-to-find ammunition calibers.

Cimarron Firearms currently offers Cimarron stamped .45-60 Win. in a 20-round box for $67.10. The 300 gr. RNFP-coated rounds have an FPS of 1,380. Cimarron’s .50-95 Win. Ammo is also offered in a 20-round box at $67.10. This 350 gr. RNFP round has an FPS of 1,300.

“We listen to our customers, and as a result, we have built a high-tech ammunition testing facility for our ongoing research and development of classic and new calibers,” Wayt concluded.

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About Cimarron Firearms:

Cimarron is the leader in quality and authenticity of replica firearms. For the past 30 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish, and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is nearly equal in value, strength, reliability, and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co.