Ammo Dump: Updates from the Depot

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The Ammunition Depot: new ammo news from the Ammo Dump

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the GunMag Warehouse Ammunition Depot. We’ve decided to keep an on-going list of new ammunition releases. The newest releases are at the top, and if you want to know about a specific brand, click on the company name you’re looking for.

New Ammunition

 

AMMO, Inc.

Barnaul

Berger

Blackwater

Browning

CCI Ammunition

ELEY

ENVIRON-Metal

Federal Ammunition

HSM Ammunition

Norma Ammunition

Nosler

Red Army Standard Ammunition

SIG SAUER Ammunition

Speer Ammo

Starline Brass

Steinel Ammunition

Winchester

 

 

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New Ammunition

The latest to ammunition depot within the last few weeks. We update the depot each week, so check back with this section often to see what new rounds are available to the market.

 

Federal Ammunition

Speed-Shok 100-Packs

New Ammunition - Federal Speed Shok 100-count case packs with handle with four 25-round boxes in each.

Each 100-count case pack with handle contains four 25-round boxes.

From Federal:

New Speed-Shok 100-packs come in the most popular payloads, delivering both the performance and convenience high-volume waterfowl hunters need. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Recently redesigned Speed-Shok loads fill limits faster and cleaner than ever, thanks to the Catalyst primer and faster-burning powders that dramatically reduce residue.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient 100-count bulk packs
  • Faster-burning, cleaner propellant leaves drastically less residue in the barrel and action
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer provides the most complete, consistent ignition possible
  • Optimized velocities

Part No. / Description / MSRP

WF142100 2 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce 2, 100 count / $64.99

WF142100 4 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce 4, 100 count / $64.99

WF142100 BB / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce BB, 100 count / $64.99

 

7mm-08 Rem. 150-grain Non-Typical SP

The 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal’s Non-Typical line.

The 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal’s Non-Typical line.

New Ammunition — March 2020. 

From Federal:

Like all Non-Typical loads, the 7mm-08 Rem. uses a specially designed soft-point bullet with a concentric jacket to provide tag-filling accuracy and consistent, lethal wound channels on any whitetail.

Features & Benefits

  • New 7mm-08 Rem. load
  • Accurate soft-point bullet design
  • Loaded to meet the specific needs of deer hunters
  • Consistent Federal primer
  • Precision-drawn Federal brass

Part No. / Description / MSRP

708DT1 / 7mm-08 Rem. 150-grain Non-Typical SP, 2,650 fps, .413 BC, 20-count / $28.99

Steinel Ammunition

6.5 x 52mm Carcano

Revived Ammunition – March 2020. Steinel is bringing back this Milsurp round, which was in production from 1891 until it was phased out of military service in the 1970s. Nearly 3 million Carcano rifles were built, many of them sold as surplus in the US. They were strong actions, most used gain-twist rifling to improve accuracy and extend barrel life.  Heavy for the caliber projectiles, it retained useful energy levels despite the round nose form. The original lead core bullets had poor terminal performance, so later designs filled the bullet nose with less dense aluminum to promote tumbling on impact.

Steinel Ammunition’s new vintage military round, the 6.5×52 Carcano is available online for $31.99 a 20-rd. box.

Steinel Ammunition’s new vintage military round, the 6.5×52 Carcano is available online for $31.99 a 20-rd. box.

From Steinel:

Unfortunately, until recently the ammunition supply did not keep up with demand. Corrosive World War II vintage or older surplus ammunition is unavailable, and what can be found should not be shot due to the uncertainties surrounding the storage conditions.  A relatively affordable PPU load is available but offers very poor accuracy due to the severely undersized bullets used in all observed samples, resulting in unstabilized projectiles right from the muzzle.

Fortunately, an excellent target load is now available from Steinel Ammunition. The new cartridges use soft point expanding bullets that provide excellent terminal effect and accuracy while promoting reliable feeding. Loaded to 1,770 fps (from 17.5in barrels), this load offers a significantly lighter recoil than the original, while retaining good terminal performance at distances reasonable with iron sights. At short range, the bullet expands to about 0.516-inch with 39-inch penetration of synthetic gel, sufficient for a double-shoulder shot on a deer. This ammunition is non-corrosive and made to much higher quality and more consistent specifications than either military surplus or other commercial loadings.

9mm Subcompact Carry

New Ammunition — March 2020. Steinel just launched its first-of-its-kind premium defensive ammo for the 9mm with the 9mm 124gr. Subcompact Carry Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP). The load is suitable for all barrel lengths but its performance is optimized for shorter, sub-compact and compact sized pistols. It is now available online at $19.99 for a box of 20 rounds.

New Ammunition from Steinel: 9mm Subcompact Carry Load.

These SCHP loads expand to a diameter of .706″ when fired from 3″ barrels and .857″ from 4.7″ barrels.

“This 9mm Subcompact Carry round is our first mainstream round we’ve added to our product line-up,” Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition, explained. “Although we have come to be known for our premium MILSurp rounds, we figured, even though we all love to go to the range and shoot these amazing classic firearms, we also carry defensive firearms every day. So why shouldn’t we have the same quality ammunition in our EDC as we do in our fine military collectibles?”

Here’s the product description on the Steinel webpage:

This is Steinel’s first premium 9mm defensive load.  While standard “cup and core” jacketed hollow points have been relied upon for decades, this load takes advantage of modern CNC and EDM technologies in producing the perfect defensive bullet.  These Solid Copper Hollow Points (SCHP) expand to a diameter of .706″ (see image) when fired from 3″ barrels and .857″ from 4.7″ barrels!  Note that 3″ barrels are commonly found in today’s sub-compact pistols.  The FBI standard ballistic gel test was also passed using a Kahr PM9 (3″ barrel).

Specs

Bullet: Maker Solid Copper Hollow Point
Bullet Weight: 124 grain
Case: Starline Nickel-Plated (new)
Powder: Hodgdon
Primer: CCI

Velocity- 3″: 960 FPS
Velocity- 4.7″: 1,050 FPS

Learn more at Steinel Ammunition: https://www.steinelammo.com/

Nosler

More Options in Lead-Free Expansion-Tip (E-Tip) Ammunition Line

New Ammunition — March 2020. The folks at Nosler say the E-Tip Ammunition line is an affordable, lead-free ammunition alternative for hunters who are either required or choose to use a lead-free bullet. They’ve expanded the line to include four more loads which are constructed for high weight retention.

Nosler Ammunition 300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

From Nosler:

Because the E-Tip retains so much weight, it provides extremely deep penetration and consistently straight wound channels. The E-Tip smashes through heavy bone and muscle, typically performing like a much heavier bonded or lead-cored bullet. This high degree of penetration provides a significant advantage when hunting large game with non-magnum calibers. Offered in a variety of traditional American hunting cartridges, E-Tip ammunition is an excellent choice for any North American big game or African plains game.

2020 Offerings in Nosler’s E-Tip Ammunition Line 

223 Rem – 55gr E-Tip 260 Remington – 120gr E-Tip

6.5 PRC – 120gr E-Tip 270 WSM – 130gr E-Tip

300 WSM – 180gr E-Tip 300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

325 WSM – 180gr E-Tip 338 Win Mag – 225gr E-Tip

 

 

 

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AMMO, INC.

New Ammunition — November 2019. Back in January, AMMO demonstrated the prototype of their patented Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary (HAPI) and Armor Piercing (AP) rounds at the SHOT Show. This month, AMMO announced the operational launch of this line and they are now manufacturing best-in-class 308 (7.62x51mm) and .338 ammunition in both HAPI and AP variants for use by the Company’s U.S. and overseas military and law enforcement partners.

Ammunition Depot - AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

Ammunition Depot – AMMO, Inc. Hard Armor Piercing Incendiary, Armor Piercing rounds now being manufactured for Military and Law Enforcement.

From AMMO, Inc.:

Technological advancements in personal body armor and vehicle protection have demanded higher performance ammunition, while the continuing surge in international conflicts and the ever-increasing use of asymmetric warfare is anticipated to further fuel demand for ammunition across the globe. AMMO’s work in industrializing the manufacturing of its AP and HAPI ammunition was specifically deployed to serve this burgeoning global military and law enforcement ammunition market.

“Recognizing the need to provide the soldiers, sailors and law enforcement personnel protecting the U.S. and our allies with cutting-edge armor-piercing ammunition drove our acquisition and manufacturing strategies over the past 18 months,” said Fred Wagenhals, AMMO’s CEO. “With a global military and law enforcement ammunition market anticipated by the industry to surpass $25 billion dollars (US) by 2025 and the continuing advancements in armor technology, we knew we had to focus our team’s expertise on presenting the leaders of our military and law enforcement, along with U.S. allies, our patented AP and HAPI rounds capable of defeating the characteristics of the current advanced armor. We have the necessary production capacity to meet this growing demand and the performance needs of our soldiers to be prepared to win each battle and protect themselves while placing their lives on the line for all of us.”

Performance specifications:

.338 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ½” (12.7mm) MIL 12560 armor plate at 500 meters

 308 HAPI and AP

  • Defeats ¼” 400 HB armor plate at 500 meters

Read more at AMMO, Inc.: https://ammoinc.com/

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Barnaul

MKS Supply Now Offering Russian Big-Game Ammunition

New Ammunition — October 2019. Barnaul’s is a Russian ammunition company that is known for its high standards and extreme quality control measures. As such, it is one of the few privately-owned companies approved to supply the Russian Army and Special Forces. Now, MKS Supply has become the first U.S. company to import, market, and sell Barnaul’s branded ammunition. The .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield are both soft point loadings, which may not be the latest in ammunition technology, but according to MKS Supply, “the simple soft point has been efficiently harvesting big game for many decades without extreme meat destruction. Now thanks to Barnaul’s pricing it won’t harvest hunter’s wallets thus allowing more practice without the price.”

Here’s the ammo:

ammunition depot- Barnaul's Big Game ammo from MKS Supply

Pricing on all Barnaul products is very competitive, therefore no MSRP is involved.

From MKS Supply:

Barnaul’s .308 Winchester in either 140 or 168-grain soft point loadings and super slick poly-coated steel cases is both affordable and highly capable. The 140 grain round has a muzzle velocity of 2,759 fps; the 168 grain round comes in at 2,618 fps.
Barnaul’s .30-06 Springfield round comes only in a 2,612 fps 168-grain soft point version utilizing the Barnaul slick poly-coated steel cartridge case.
https://www.mkssupply.com/

Berger

6.5mm 144 Grain Long-Range Hybrid Target Bullets

New Ammunition — December 2019. This new ammunition is made with Berger’s Meplat Reduction Technology (MRT), which applies controlled pressure along the nose of each LRHT bullet, for a homogeneous and repeatable profile for consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).

Ammunition Depot: The 6.5mm 144 Grain LRHT’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 260 Remington, 6.5 x 284, and 26 Nosler, among others.

The 6.5mm 144 Grain LRHT’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 260 Remington, 6.5 x 284, and 26 Nosler, among others.

From Berger:

Berger’s 6.5mm 144 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target™ is the latest projectile offering in our highly anticipated Long Range Hybrid Target (LRHT) product line. The 6.5mm 144 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high Ballistic Coefficient is important for competitive shooting, but shot-to-shot consistency is the most critical aspect when engaging targets out to 1,000 yards and beyond.

The 144 Grain LRHT is complementary to the industry-leading Berger 140gr Hybrid Target with an identical stability factor and improved ballistics when launched from 1:8” twist barrels.

The 6.5mm 144 Grain LRHT’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT manufacturing process also provides a higher and more consistent BC, important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets

New Ammunition — November 2019. These new bullets are manufactured with Berger’s Meplat Reduction Technology (MRT) system, which applies controlled pressure along the nose of the projectile. According to Berger, the MRT produces a bullet profile for the 109 that is homogenous and repeatable and is the industry’s most consistent Ballistic Coefficients (BC).
Ammunition Depot- Berger 6mm 109 Grain Long Range Hybrid Target Bullets.

109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others.

From Berger:

The 6mm 109 Grain LRHT boasts a high BC, jump-tolerant hybrid ogive profile that is Doppler Radar verified with less than 1% BC variation. A high BC is desirable for competitive shooting, however, shot-to-shot consistency is most critical when engaging targets to 600 yards and beyond. The 109’s are tailored to cartridges such as 6mm Creedmoor, 6mm BR, Dasher, 6XC, 6BRX, and 6×47 among others. It offers the same stability factor as the industry-leading 105gr Hybrid Target and is a direct replacement for 1:8” twist barrels.

The 6mm 109’s offer several advantages,” said Bryan Litz, Berger’s Chief Ballistician. “Its ultra-sleek profile provides a higher Ballistic Coefficient (BC) resulting in less wind drift at all ranges. Using the proprietary MRT technology also results in a higher and more consistent BC which is important for reducing dispersion at long range.”

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Blackwater Worldwide

9mm Contractor Grade Ammunition

New Ammunition — February 2020. Now available and shipping to the civilian market, this new ammo from blackwater is a +P 124 grain 9mm with a lightweight split case: aluminum base and nickel alloy top. The case is 30 percent lighter than brass casing and Blackwater says it performs perfectly with higher +P pressures. These cases are also reloadable, which will appeal to shooters who load their own ammo.

The solid copper projectiles are lead-free, precision CNC machined, and expand to meed FBI penetration requirements while maintaining 100 percent of the original weight.

Blackwater reports that the powder is clean and temperature-stable for reliable function with high round count maintenance cycles of both suppressed and unsuppressed fire.

New Ammunition from Blackwater: 9mm Contractor Grade.

Contractor Grade is a +P 124 grain 9mm, that features a lightweight split case with a nickel alloy top and aluminum base.

More calibers from .380 through 50BMG will be available early summer 2020.

Features

  • Bullet Weight: 124 Grain
  • Bullet Type: Monolithic Copper Expanding Hollowpoint
  • Ammo Casing: NAS3
  • Ammo Caliber: 9mm Luger (9x19mm)
  • Muzzle Velocity 1100fps
  • MSRP: $20.95 per 20 round box!

Browning

Wicked Wing Waterfowl Ammo

New Ammunition — October 2019. For serious waterfowl hunters, Browning Ammunition is now shipping the new Wicked Wing™ steel waterfowl shotshell.

Ammunition Depot- Browning Wicked Wings Waterfowl 12-gauge shotshells.

The new Wicked Wing ammunition builds on the success of its predecessor, Browning BXD™ Waterfowl.

From Browning:

The new Wicked Wing ammunition builds on the success of its predecessor, Browning BXD™ Waterfowl, by using the BXD wad system to improve pattern density. The aerodynamically stabilized wad system keeps shot together through the bore and then releases it in a controlled manner to produce dense patterns that put more pellets on target. Wicked Wing also utilizes a proprietary steel shot that is treated for corrosion resistance to provide consistent patterns in varying conditions.

With this addition of Wicked Wing to the Browning Ammunition lineup, every waterfowler has an ideal option for their hunting this season. Browning’s Wicked Wing provides trusted performance at a great price.

Wicked Wing™ — NEW Fall 2019

Gauge Symbol Length Velocity Shot Weight Shot Size
12 B193421232 3” 1450 fps 1 1/4 oz 2
12 B193421234 3” 1450 fps 1 1/4 oz 4

Learn more at Browning: https://www.browning.com/

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CCI Ammunition

Blazer Brass 180-Grain 10mm Auto Handgun Ammunition

New Ammunition — February 2020. For shooters who require high-volume training ammo, Blazer, by CCI Ammunition, now offers Brass 180-grain FMJ 10mm Auto.

New Ammunition - CCI Blazer Brass 180-grain 10mm Auto.

Like all Blazer brass loads, it is 100-percent American made. Sold in 50-count boxes.

These loads have reliable brass cases and non-corrosive, non-mercuric CCI primers for clean, reliable ignition and consistent ballistics. MSRP $22.99.

Features

  • New 10mm Auto option
  • Reloadable brass cases
  • Reliable cycling
  • FMJ bullet provides consistent accuracy for the range
  • CCI primer

Expanded Clean-22 Product Line

New Ammunition — February 2020. Last year CCI introduced three configurations of the Clean-22 line. As the name suggests, the ammunition is ‘clean’ thanks to the exclusive polymer bullet coating, for reduction of copper and lead fouling in the barrel, without leaving a residue. Also, depending on outside variable, lead buildup in suppressors is cut by up to 60 percent. According to CCI, these bullets are geometrically shaped for optimized ballistic accuracy and function and their primer and propellant. They way they put it, for the end-user, Clean-22 ammunition “provides flawless cycling through all rimfire platforms including semi-automatics.”

And now they’ve added two more products to the group.

 

 

New Ammunition: additions to the CCI Clean 22 line: Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR and Maxi-Mag Segmented Hollow Point (SHP) 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR).

New additions to the CCI Clean 22 line: Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR and Maxi-Mag Segmented Hollow Point (SHP) 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR).

Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR

  • Advanced polymer bullet coating reduces lead fouling inside a suppressor by up to 60 percent.
  • Easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance.
  • Black 45-grain bullet with brass casing.
  • Available in 200-count cartons.
  • Comes in carton-style “pour pack”:
    • Easy to handling at the range.
    • Closes securely to hold the remaining rounds until your next shoot.

Clean-22 Maxi-Mag SHP 22 WMR

  • 46-grain Segmented Hollow Point splits into three equal-size pieces on impact, tripling the number of wound channels.
  • Polymer bullet coating allows this separation at much lower velocities and longer distances than a conventional copper jacket.
  • Olive drab green bullet.
  • Available in 50-count boxes.
From CCI“CCI has been in business for more than 75 years, and currently we have close to 100 cataloged items,” said CCI Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “We utilize a state-of-the-art production facility and a dedicated, highly experienced workforce, to create a huge variety of innovative product options that have created unparalleled brand loyalty from millions of shooters and hunters. A prime example of innovation is one of the company’s latest and greatest product lines: Clean-22. And this year, CCI is expanding its lineup.”

Blazer 22 LR Bulk Packs

From CCI:

New Ammunition — November 2019. Blazer Ammunition announced the expansion of its range ammunition selection. They now offer a bulk pack for high-volume shooting and training.

Ammunition Depot: Blazer 22 LR Bulk Packs.

Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Keep range day going longer with the new Blazer 22 LR Bulk Pack. It’s topped off with 525 rounds of accurate, reliable Blazer loads with 38-grain round nose bullets perfect for plinking. The rounds cycle particularly well in semi-automatic rifles, thanks to their 1,235 fps muzzle velocity and clean, consistent CCI priming.

Features

  • 525-count bulk pack
  • 38-grain lead round nose bullets
  • High velocity for reliable cycling
  • Clean, reliable CCI priming

Part No. / Description / MSRP

10022 / 22 LR 38-grain, 1235 fps, 525-count bulk pack / $29.95

http://www.blazer-ammo.com/

Clean-22 Pink

New Ammunition — October 2019. CCI just announced the release of its new ultra-clean 22 LR rounds. In support of the search for a cure for breast cancer, the bullets are coated in pink polymer and a portion of the proceeds from each box sold goes directly toward the effort to find a cure.

ammunition depot - CCI Clean Pink 22 LR

This new product will keep your rimfire running cleaner and helps in the fight of breast cancer.

From CCI:

Like other Clean-22 loads, its exclusive polymer bullet coating greatly reduces copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent and comes in a 400-round bulk bottle that’s perfect for long days at the range. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 Pink provides flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 LR firearms.

Features

  • Pink polymer coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue
  • Cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent
  • A portion of the proceeds goes to support the fight against breast cancer
  • 40-grain lead round nose bullets
  • Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy
  • Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
  • Great option both casual and competitive shooters
  • 400-count bulk bottle

Part No. Description MSRP

955CC High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain pink poly LRN, 1235 fps, 400-count $29.95

Quiet-22 Semi-Auto

According to CCI, their new Quiet-22 Semi-Auto is incredibly quiet and ultra-reliable in autoloading rimfires.

Ammunition Depot - CCI Quiet - 22" - Semi-Auto

Image source: ThinkingAField.com

From CCI:

Quiet-22 Semi-Auto drastically reduces the volume of standard 22 LR rounds while cycling flawlessly through semi-automatic rifles and handguns. The accurate, low-velocity loads provide the sensation of shooting through a suppressor—without the suppressor—and are perfect for new shooters, and shooters looking for a reduction in noise.

Features & Benefits

  • Flawless cycling through semi-automatic rifles and handguns
  • Significant reduction in perceived noise
  • Excellent accuracy
  • Low velocity at 835 feet per second

https://www.cci-ammunition.com/

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ELEY

.38 Super Comp Major Power Factor Ammunition

New Ammunition — August 2019. Eley’s new 124grn bullet has a ‘rimless’ case that is loaded with a Round Nose copper metal jacket. They say it delivers reduced recoil for improved sight picture recovery.

Ammunition Depot - Eley .38 Super Comp Action

ELEY is showcasing this round at the European Handgun Championships in Serbia in September and at the ELEY ammunition Area 59 championship in November.

From Eley:

ELEY Action .38 Super Comp Major has been developed specifically for use in firearms manufactured to handle Major Power Factor ammunition and tested to as far as possible ensure Major Power Factor is achieved. The reference firearm has been the STI DVC Open 2011 competition handgun, designed and manufactured for use with Major Power Factor ammunition. To test your handgun, contact Dan Killough at Killough Shooting Sports, Winters, Texas.

https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/

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ENVIRON-Metal

HEVI-Shot Bismuth

New Ammunition — August 2019. Environ-Metal announced that it is retiring the Classic Doubles line of shotshells, and replacing it with the HEVI-Bismuth line.

Ammunition Depot - Hevi-Bismuth

Image source – Hevi-shot

From ENVIRON-Metal:

HEVI-Bismuth™ comes in waterfowl and upland game shotshells, and offers these features and benefits:

  • 100% nontoxic bismuth pellets at 9.6 g/cc density (22% denser than steel)
  • With a Vickers hardness of 7, bismuth shot is as safe for all shotgun barrels as lead
  • With high charge weights and robust velocities, these are terrific hunting shotshells with substantial downrange lethality. Shoot one size larger than lead and re-live the lead days!
  • HEVI-Bismuth™ comes in every gauge from 10-ga to .410-ga

To summarize, when you chamber a new HEVI-Bismuth shotshell, you will experience:

  • More lethality at longer range than you can get with steel alone, or any HEVI-Shot® products except HEVI-X® and HEVI-Shot®
  • A gauge and charge weight for every wing shooter, from 410-gauge to 10-gauge
  • Fewer wounded birds
  • More reliable gun function in semi-automatic shotguns
  • Improved cold-weather performance
  • Nontoxic shotshells safe for use in any shotgun

Online at: www.hevishot.com/

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Federal Ammunition

Speed-Shok 100-Packs

New Ammunition - Federal Speed Shok 100-count case packs with handle with four 25-round boxes in each.

Each 100-count case pack with handle contains four 25-round boxes.

From Federal:

New Speed-Shok 100-packs come in the most popular payloads, delivering both the performance and convenience high-volume waterfowl hunters need. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Recently redesigned Speed-Shok loads fill limits faster and cleaner than ever, thanks to the Catalyst primer and faster-burning powders that dramatically reduce residue.

Features & Benefits

  • Convenient 100-count bulk packs
  • Faster-burning, cleaner propellant leaves drastically less residue in the barrel and action
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer provides the most complete, consistent ignition possible
  • Optimized velocities

Part No. / Description / MSRP

WF142100 2 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce 2, 100 count / $64.99

WF142100 4 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce 4, 100 count / $64.99

WF142100 BB / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 ¼ ounce BB, 100 count / $64.99

 

7mm-08 Rem. 150-grain Non-Typical SP

The 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal’s Non-Typical line.

The 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal’s Non-Typical line.

New Ammunition — March 2020. 

From Federal:

Like all Non-Typical loads, the 7mm-08 Rem. uses a specially designed soft-point bullet with a concentric jacket to provide tag-filling accuracy and consistent, lethal wound channels on any whitetail.

Features & Benefits

  • New 7mm-08 Rem. load
  • Accurate soft-point bullet design
  • Loaded to meet the specific needs of deer hunters
  • Consistent Federal primer
  • Precision-drawn Federal brass

Part No. / Description / MSRP

708DT1 / 7mm-08 Rem. 150-grain Non-Typical SP, 2,650 fps, .413 BC, 20-count / $28.99

MSR Ammo Cans

New Ammunition — February 2020.

From Federal:

Federal ammunition adds to its bulk ammo lineup with three new 420-count packs of 223 Rem. and 5.56x45mm FMJ to keep range time going strong all day long. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Available in 223 Rem. and 5.56x45mm 55-grain or 5.56x45mm 62-grain, the three new offerings hold 420 rounds of consistent, accurate target loads in a rugged metal ammo can. All feature quality bullets, reloadable brass cases, and dependable primers.

These new ammunition cans are available in three 420-count pack options.

These new ammunition cans are available in three 420-count pack options.

Features                                                              

  1. Heavy-duty metal ammo cans
  2. Accurate and reliable target ammunition
  3. Mil-spec primers
  4. Military-grade and American made

Part No. / Description / MSRP

  • AE223BK420 AC1 / 223 Rem. 55-grain FMJ-BT, 3240 fps, .269 BC / $249.99
  • XM193BK420 AC1 / 5.56x45mm 55-grain FMJ-BT, 3165 fps, .246 BC / $249.99
  • XM855BK420 AC1 / 5.56x45mm 62-grain FMJ-BT, 3020 fps, .349 BC / $254.99

Premium Black Cloud TSS 20-Gauge

New Ammunition — February 2020. The folks at Federal have added to the Black Cloud lineup to include 20-gauge Black Cloud TSS. They say the new ammo offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Sizable gains in pattern density and killing power.
  • Reduced velocity variation.
  • Reduced barred reside.
  • Extended effective range past 50 yards.

This new ammunition is a blend of HEAVYWEIGHT TSS pellets (instead of the traditional steel) and FLITESTOPPER steel. A metal alloy primarily comprised of tungsten, TSS is harder than steel, with a density of 18 grams per cubic centimeter. Higher density materials are better at retaining velocity, penetrate deeper, and are less susceptible to deform. All of these factors make it possible to use a smaller pellet to deliver the same amount of energy as a much larger lead or steel shot.

Waterfowlers take note: TSS is certified non-toxic by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, so it can be used for waterfowl hunting.

Ammunition Depot: Federal's new Black Cloud TSS ammunition is a blend of 60 percent HEAVYWEIGHT TSS pellets (instead of the traditional steel) and 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel.

Federal’s new Black Cloud TSS ammunition is a blend of 60 percent HEAVYWEIGHT TSS pellets (instead of the traditional steel) and 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel.

From Federal:

Federal Premium Black Cloud has reigned as waterfowl hunting’s deadliest load for a decade. During that time, its FLITECONTROL wad and famous FLITESTOPPER pellets have earned a reputation for reliably delivering downrange devastation in any situation. But, Federal’s team of engineers did not let the product line rest. They continue to improve the list of options and the loads’ recipes. During the past few years, the team improved the product, upgrading many of its components and introducing the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad that performs great with any style of choke. Black Cloud’s lethal configuration is better than ever, offering sizeable gains in pattern density and killing power while slashing variations in velocity and reducing barrel residue.

“The new Black Cloud TSS carries on a lethal legacy, blending proven FLITESTOPPER Steel pellets and 18 g/cc Tungsten Super Shot,” said Federal Shotshell Product Manager Dan Compton. “New for 2020, waterfowl hunters can get that same performance in a new 20-gauge load that blends No. 3 FLITESTOPPER Steel with No. 9 TSS.”

Federal Component Bullet Options for Reloading

 

New Ammunition – February 2020. Federal just gave reloaders more options by expanding its line of centerfire rifle and handgun bullets that are available for purchase. Two new options are now available:

  • .224 90-grain in the Fusion line (for those who want to reload the 224 Valkyrie cartridge).
  • A full line of new Terminal Ascent bullets (match-style, all-range, bonded hunting bullet).
New Ammunition - Federal now offers seven product lines of its top bullet designs to be sold as components for reloading.

Federal now offers seven product lines of its top bullet designs to be sold as components for reloading.

So here’s the full lineup of Federal’s bullet reloading options:

  • Rifle
    • Terminal Ascent
    • Trophy Bonded Tip
    • Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer Solid
    • Trophy Bonded Bear Claw
    • Fusion component bullets (including new option for 224 Valkyrie)
  • Handgun
    • Hydra-Shok
    • Syntech

“We have always loaded our ammunition with the industry’s finest components, and for decades we have provided the same world-renowned brass, primers and wads to handloaders,” said Federal Product Director Mike Holm.” But until just a few years ago, we kept all our proprietary Federal branded bullets to ourselves, offering them only in factory-loaded ammunition. Those days are now over and Federal is proud to now offer seven product lines of our top bullet designs to be sold as components for reloading.”

 

6.5 Creedmoor Line Expansion | Added Options in 6.5 PRC

New Ammunition — February 2020. Here are the new options in Federal’s 6.5 Creedmoor line:

  • Swift Scirocco II.
  • Terminal Ascent.
  • MeatEater Series.

Also, now available in 6.5 PRC:

  • Terminal Ascent.
  • Federal’s Premium Gold Medal rifle ammunition line.
New Ammunition from Federal: expanded line of 6.5 Creedmoor. Initially a competition round, 6.5 Creedmoor is now a popular hunting cartridge. From a short-action platform with relatively mild recoil, it has a flat trajectory, high ballistic coefficients, and high velocities that combine for long-range accuracy and lethal hunting firepower.

Initially a competition round, 6.5 Creedmoor is now a popular hunting cartridge. From a short-action platform with relatively mild recoil, it has a flat trajectory, high ballistic coefficients, and high velocities that combine for long-range accuracy and lethal hunting firepower.

From Federal:

“Fans of the 6.5 Creedmoor have several hard-hitting new options at their disposal, thanks to a flurry of new introductions, plus a new 6.5 PRC loading,” said Federal Centerfire Rifle Ammunition Product Director Mike Holm. “In 2020, we have raised the bar in performance and versatility with high-powered loads perfect for a variety of hunting or competition shooting with new Berger, MeatEater, Swift, and Terminal Ascent options. We are especially excited for customers to experience these four newest additions to our long list of 6.5 cartridges.”

6.5 PRC Gold Medal Berger

  • 140-grain
  • 2,925 FPS
  • Loaded with the Berger Hybrid bullet
  • Paired with Gold Medal match primers, Federal brass, and specially formulated propellant.

6.5 PRC and 6.5 Creedmoor Terminal Ascent

  • 130-grain
  • 3,000 and 2,800 FPS
  • Bonded construction penetrates deep on close targets
  • Patented Slipstream polymer tip initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs
  • long, sleek profile offers a high ballistic coefficient
  • AccuChannel groove technology improves accuracy and minimizes drag
  • Now available in a full selection of long-range hunting cartridges

6.5 Creedmoor Swift Scirocco II

  • 130-grain
  • 2,800 FPS
  • Streamlined design/ high ballistic coefficient produce flat trajectories with high retained velocity and energy downrange
  • Proprietary polymer tip assists with expansion at minimal velocities
  • Bonded copper jacket produces high weight retention at close range

6.5 Creedmoor Trophy Copper MeatEater

This is the official ammunition of MeatEater, with new packaging to highlight the partnership.

  • 120-grain
  • 2,875 FPS
  • Polymer-tipped Trophy Copper bullet retains 99 percent of its weight for the deepest penetration possible in an expanding bullet
  • Tipped bullet cavity is optimized for reliable expansion across a broad spectrum of velocities
  • Grooved shank boosts accuracy in a wide range of firearms
  • Nickel-plated case prevents corrosion and aids in faster, easier extraction
  • Boat-tail design increases ballistic coefficient for higher downrange velocities
    • More energy on impact
    • Less bullet drop

 

 

Practice & Defend

Ammunition Depot - Federal Ammunition's Practice & Defend packs.

Convenient packs available in four product options.

Convenient packs include 50 HST Personal Defense loads and 50 ballistically identical Syntech Training Match rounds for the most realistic practice.

Solid Core

Ammunition Depot - Federal's Solid Core ammunition features a polymer jacket that should make for clean shooting with no wax rings or gas checks. To be seen at SHOT Show 2020.

Solid Core features a polymer jacket that should make for clean shooting with no wax rings or gas checks.

New Ammunition — January 2020. This new ammo boasts a Syntech jacketed, flat-nosed bullet that reportedly holds together on impact—even while blowing through bone. Among others, Federal will be releasing the following calibers: .44 Rem. Mag., 10mm, .357 Mag., .45 ACP, .40 S&W and 9mm.

MeatEater Series

Ammunition Depot - Federal Premium Bismuth Shotshells. Bismuth is considered a better alternative to lead bismuth is harder-hitting than lead, and is non-toxic so you can take it to locations that restrict lead ammunition. To be seen at SHOT Show 2020.

Considered a better alternative to lead, bismuth is harder-hitting and non-toxic, so you can take it to locations that restrict lead ammunition.

New Ammunition — January 2020. Federal says it “…has partnered with conservationist, chef, author and hunter Steven Rinella on an exclusive new line of ammunition, featuring Trophy Copper rifle ammunition, 3rd Degree turkey loads and all-new Federal Premium Bismuth shotshells.”

MeatEater bismuth shells will be available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge rounds. We’ve seen reports that eventually, Federal will offer eighteen calibers in the MeatEater line ranging from .223 to 338 Lapua Magnum.

Force X2

Ammunition Depot - Federal's FORCE X2's nine copper-plated 00 FX2 buckshot pellets are specially engineered to split into two equal-size pieces on impact. To be seen at SHOT Show 2020.

Federal’s FORCE X2’s nine copper-plated 00 FX2 buckshot pellets are specially engineered to split into two equal-size pieces on impact.

New Ammunition — January 2020.  This new ammunition from Federal “…doubles the wound channels, improves the transfer of energy from the payload to the target, and minimizes the potential for over-penetration, reducing the risk to bystanders. Force X2 is also loaded for more manageable recoil, allowing the shooter to stay on target for faster follow-ups and better accuracy in a self-defense situation.”

Terminal Ascent

Ammunition Depot - Federal Terminal Ascent Hunting Rifle ammunition and bullets. To be seen at SHOT Show 2020.

Available in eleven of the most popular hunting cartridges and as component bullets.

New Ammunition — January 2020. Federal describes this new ammunition thusly, “Bonded construction penetrates deep, while the patented Slipstream polymer tip initiates expansion even at lower velocities and long range. AccuChannel groove technology improves accuracy and minimizes drag.”

The following cartridges will be available initially:

  • 6.5 Creedmoor 130 grain.
  • 6.5 PRC 130 grain.
  • 270 Win. 136 grain.
  • 270 Win. Short Mag 136 grain.
  • 280 Ackley Imp. 155 grain.
  • 28 Nosler 155 grain.
  • 7mm Rem. Mag 155 grain.
  • 308 Win. 175 grain.
  • 30-06 Sprg. 175 grain.
  • 300 Win Mag 200 grain.
  • 300 WSM 200 grain.

 

Punch

Ammunition Depot : Federal's new PUNCH defensive handgun ammunition.

Nickel-plated brass and sealed primers deliver reliable feeding and ignition.

New Ammunition — January 2020. Federal’s new PUNCH ammunition comes in boxes with 20 cartridges. According to Federal, “This bullet’s skived jacket and soft lead core produce the best expansion and penetration for the price.”

Punch ammunition will be available in five caliber and load options.

  • .380 Auto 85-grain Punch JHP, (1,000 fps)
  • .38 Special +P, 120 grain Punch JHP, (1,070 fps)
  • 9mm Luger, 124 grain Punch JHP, (1,150 fps)
  • .40 S&W, 165 grain Punch JHP, (1,130 fps)
  • .45 Auto, 230 grain Punch JHP, (890 fps)

Syntech Bulk Bucket

New Ammunition — November 2019. Now, thanks to Federal Ammunition, shooters can more easily plan for an epic day at the range. The Syntech® Bulk Buckets stack, store, and transport easily.

  • 250- to 500-round loose bulk packs.
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer.
  • Total Synthetic Jacket that prevents metal fouling and reduces barrel heat and friction
  • Bullet style that minimizes splash-back on hard targets
Gun News - Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Bucket.

Gun News – Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Bucket.

Ammunition Depot, Federal Ammunition Syntech Bulk Buckets - available ammo.

 

224 Valkyrie Loads

New Ammunition — August 2019. Federal released two new flat-shooting Premium 224 Valkyrie loads that deliver precision accuracy at long ranges.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Premium 224 Valkyrie

From Federal:

“The 224 Valkyrie cartridge’s dramatically improved trajectories over all other MSR 15 cartridges, including the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel—with less recoil of larger cartridges offering comparable ballistics, such as the 6.5 Creedmoor,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “And with the full array of high-performance projectiles available, it’s poised to deliver on virtually every shooter’s needs. For those looking for something new, different and better from their AR-15 platform, the 224 Valkyrie is it.”

Features:

  • New Berger Hybrid and Barnes TSX bullet offerings
  • Least wind drift and drop in the category
  • Significantly less recoil than other cartridges with comparable ballistics
  • Better ballistic performance than any other MSR 15 cartridge
  • Superb accuracy and extreme long-range performance in bolt-action rifles

Syntech PCC

New Ammunition — August 2020. Federal announced the new Syntech PCC 9mm Luger load, designed for Pistol Caliber Carbine competitions.

Ammunition Depo - Federal Syntech PCC ammo 9mm Luger

This ammo is designed to meet fast-paced Pistol Caliber Carbine competition demands.

From Federal:

The load’s velocity and accuracy are optimized for long gun-barrel lengths, with a bullet profile that provides excellent accuracy and reliable feeding in a variety of carbine platforms. Syntech PCC joins the Syntech Action Pistol offering as official ammunition of United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

“Syntech PCC is offered in 9mm Luger 130-grain is all about having a better shooting experience when shooting a pistol cartridge, historically speaking, through a rifle platform,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “With Syntech, you naturally have it—more features of what all shooters want, and less of what you don’t.”

Features

  • 9mm Luger load specifically designed for use in carbines
  • Velocities optimized for longer barrels
  • Bullet profile designed for reliable feeding in carbine platforms
  • Catalyst high-performance lead-free primer
  • Total Synthetic Jacket prevents metal fouling
  • Drastically reduces barrel heat and friction
  • Minimizes splash-back on hard targets

Upland Steel Loads

New Ammunition — August 2020. Federal has announced their new Upland Steel loads, available in 12- and 20-gauge. These loads are non-lead shot, which is for doves and other light upland game.

Ammunition Depot - Federal

Features

  • Quality steel payloads
  • High velocities
  • Reliable performance
  • Priced for fast-paced, high-volume dove hunts and other upland game

Shorty Shotshells

New Ammunition — August 2019. Federal’s new shotshells are short, but they say they offer similar full-sized performance as standard shells.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Shorty Shotshells

Federal Shorty Shotshells

From Federal:

Great things really do come in small packages. Although just 1 ¾-inch long, new Shorty shotshells offer similar patterns, energy and accuracy as full-size counterparts. Now available in 8 shot, 4 buck and rifled slug loads perfect for fun at the range.

Features

  • 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch shells
  • Similar overall performance to full-size counterparts
  • Available in 8 shot, No. 4 buck and rifled slug loads

Federal Premium – Gold Dot G2 – Force on Force Chosen by LAPD

New Ammunition — August 2019.  The LAPD recently announced it has chosen some new ammunition for use an duty.

They chose Federal Premium for multiple firearms platforms, including 45 Auto, 308 Win, and 12-ga duty requirements. The contract begins immediately with up to seven option years.

From Federal:

“Federal Premium is proud to provide the men and women of the LAPD with the highest quality duty ammunition,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Federal. “At Federal Premium Law Enforcement, we understand that officer safety is paramount, and that’s why we have developed a full line of LE ammunition, with options for every department and every situation”

6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel Added to Premium Unprimed Brass Lineup

Federal expanded its line of unprimed brass to include these new cases.

Ammunition Depot - Federal Ammunition - 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel

Federal Ammunition – 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel

Features & Benefits:

  • New 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor unprimed cases
  • Industry’s best brass
  • Precise dimensional tolerances ensure peak accuracy
  • Consistent volumes and performance
  • Case shoulders and necks are annealed for long life and easier resizing

https://www.federalpremium.com/

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A sign on the wall in an old ammunition depot, Hastings NE.

An ammo dump in Libya

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HSM Ammunition

Exclusive 6.5mm Creedmoor Low Recoil Rounds

New Ammunition — October 2019. HSM announced the newest ammo in their Low Recoil line, the 6.5mm Creedmoor. They say that this variant reduces felt recoil by 47 percent, which makes  “America’s most popular hunting cartridge today is now truly a 3 generation, non-gender specific phenomenon.”

Ammunition depot - HSM 6.5mm Creedmoor Low Recoilc

HSM says one rifle chambered for the vaunted 6.5mm Creedmoor can be shot by any man, woman, girl or boy—3 generations—without worry from excessive felt recoil.

From HSM:

HSM’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL features full, standard weight-for-caliber, 140 grain hunting bullets! There is no compromise on impact, expansion, or weight retention when compared to bullets found topping other manufacturer’s low recoil ammunition. To attain this remarkable achievement, HSM partnered with world-renowned Sierra Bullets in developing this HSM proprietary bullet, with a distinct HSM orange ballistic tip. A “Magic Bullet,” indeed! Only-the-best cases and primers combined with a “secret” blend of temperature tolerant powders drives those magic bullets. Muzzle velocity: 2,340 ft./sec. Muzzle energy: 1,695 ft./lbs. Ballistic coefficient: .546 Peak performance: out to 250 yards. And, accuracy? It will astound! After all, this is what HSM Ammunition has built its stellar reputation on for over 50 years. HSM’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL can be equated to “handloads in a factory box!” How about that!

HSM Ammunition’s 6.5mm Creedmoor LOW RECOIL isn’t their first low recoil offered, just the latest. HSM’s LOW RECOIL is available in 7 other popular calibers: .243 Win.; .270 Win.; 7mm-08 Rem.; 7mm Rem. Mag.; .308 Win.; .30-06 Springfield, and; .300 Win. Mag.

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Norma

ENVY

Since PCC’s are gaining in popularity, Norma has responded to the demand for an improved target load for training and competition by releasing ENVY.

Ammunition Depot - Norma Envy 9mm PCC.

From Norma:

“ENVY is the choice ammunition for extrapolating the utmost accuracy out of a pistol caliber carbine,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “The growing popularity of PCC’s extends out to both competition matches and just general fun at the range. When you can now expect groups of less than an inch at 50 yards, ENVY makes shooting PCC’s that much more fun.”

Norma ENVY 9mm features a 124gr FMJ projectile with a muzzle velocity of 1345 feet per second. The MSRP for a 50-round box is $13.01.

BONDSTRIKE

From Norma:

It separates itself from the field with extreme accuracy and terminal performance at all distances. BONDSTRIKE’s performance on game is impressive to witness. From the venerable 308 Win to the powerful 300 Win Mag, the bullet delivers.

Hunters have used this with great success on everything from running moose in Sweden to baited hogs in Texas. Long-range expansion and knockdown power stopped a large moose with a single shot.

Tough construction kept the bullet intact inside 100 yards on a big old boar. Be sure you try it yourself. Near or far, we know you’ll come to trust BONDSTRIKE.

Ammunition Depot - Norma BONDSTRIKE

BONDSTRIKE features a combination of streamlined polymer tip and match style boat tail for great accuracy.

Features and Benefits:

  • Advanced long-range hunting bullet for medium and large game
  • A winning combination of streamlined polymer tip and match style boat tail
  • Unique bonding technology and state of the art design
  • Extreme accuracy and terminal performance at all distances

Monolithic Hollow Point (MHPP)

Ammunition Depot - Norma MHP

All copper bullet with massive expansion and stopping power.

Features and Benefits:

  • Optimized load for reliable performance in all barrel lengths
  • One of the most expanding 9mm bullets in the world
  • Designed for reliable feeding out of pistols and pistol caliber carbines
  • Cold formed monolithic copper metal construction for extreme terminal performance
  • Extremely consistent penetration and expansion in gelatin and clear ballistics

Hexagon High-Performance Competition Ammunition

New Ammunition — January 2019. Norma relased the Hexagon, available in 9mm, 357 Mag, and 45 Auto.

Norma HEXAGON ammunition

Norma HEXAGON High-Performance Competition Ammunition

From Norma:

Featuring a unique, HEXAGON bullet design and an aerodynamic shape with six stabilizing grooves, HEXAGON delivers maximum accuracy and performance. It’s also loaded with high-performance powders for extremely consistent velocities with each and every round.

“In an era where firearms manufacturers are advancing the accuracy capabilities of modern handguns year after year, our mission has been to deliver a line of match grade handgun ammunition that brings out their maximum performance,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “With HEXAGON, we’ve achieved this goal hands down. In our testing, groups of one inch or less at 25 years is now a realistic expectation when using HEXAGON ammunition.”

https://www.norma-ammunition.com/

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Nosler

More Options in Lead-Free Expansion-Tip (E-Tip) Ammunition Line

The folks at Nosler say the E-Tip Ammunition line is an affordable, lead-free ammunition alternative for hunters who are either required or choose to use a lead-free bullet. They’ve expanded the line to include four more loads which are constructed for high weight retention.

Nosler Ammunition 300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

From Nosler:

Because the E-Tip retains so much weight, it provides extremely deep penetration and consistently straight wound channels. The E-Tip smashes through heavy bone and muscle, typically performing like a much heavier bonded or lead-cored bullet. This high degree of penetration provides a significant advantage when hunting large game with non-magnum calibers. Offered in a variety of traditional American hunting cartridges, E-Tip ammunition is an excellent choice for any North American big game or African plains game.

2020 Offerings in Nosler’s E-Tip Ammunition Line 

223 Rem – 55gr E-Tip 260 Remington – 120gr E-Tip

6.5 PRC – 120gr E-Tip 270 WSM – 130gr E-Tip

300 WSM – 180gr E-Tip 300 RUM – 180gr E-Tip

325 WSM – 180gr E-Tip 338 Win Mag – 225gr E-Tip

Reduced Drag Factor Bullet Line

Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) New bullet line.

2020 offerings in Nosler’s Varmageddon bullet line include 22 – 50grain 100ct. Varmageddon.

New ammunition — February 2020. Nosler announced three new bullet lines this week: Reduced Drag Factor (RDF), Accu-Bond Long Range (ABLR), and Varmageddon.

RDF:

According to Nosler, the new RDF line provides high BC’s, which the flattest trajectory and least wind drift possible. They say that the keys to its performance are the optimized compoud ogive and long, drag-reducing boattail which make handloading easier. Also, the company says that RDS bullets have the smallest, most consistent meplats of any hollow-point match bullet line, eliminating the need to point or trim tips. 2020 offerings in Nosler’s RDF bullet line include: 6mm – 115grain 100ct. & 500ct.

ABLR:

The AccuBond -LR bullet was designed to have a minimum impact velocity of 1300fps in order to reliably expand or mushroom at those much longer distances, when compared to the 1800fps minimum impact velocity of all other Nosler hunting bullets. 2020 offerings in Nosler’s ABLR bullet line include: 270 – 165grain 100ct.

Varmageddon:

Varmageddon® bullets are made with a lead-alloy core and have a copper-alloy jacket designed to withstand high velocities, yet expand immediately upon impact. 2020 offerings in Nosler’s Varmageddon bullet line include 22 – 50grain 100ct.

Read more at Nosler: https://www.nosler.com/

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Red Army Standard Ammunition

White Box Packaged Ammo

New Ammunition — February 2020. According to Century Arms, this new ammo was designed to support shooters who want affordable, yet high-quality ammunition to use one the range. The Red Army Standard White Box packaged ammo is polymer steel cased, non-corrosive, Russian-made ammo that offers the same reliability of the beloved original red boxed ammo at a fraction of the price. This range ammo will come in multiple calibers to include 7.62×39, 7.62x54R, 9mm, .45 Auto, .223 Remington, and .308 Winchester.

New Ammunition: Red Army Standard White Box Packaged Ammo.

This range ammo will come in multiple calibers to include 7.62×39, 7.62x54R, 9mm, .45 Auto, .223 Remington, and .308 Winchester.

“The Red Army Standard brand of ammunition is about having the very best tool for the job at hand” said William Sucher, VP of Business Development for Red Army Standard. “When one is in a situation where every shot matters, be it home defense or competition, our original ammunition is the go to choice for avid firearms enthusiasts around the world. When it comes to building skillsets and proficiency at the range through repetition, we knew we needed to provide a reliable and accurate line of ammunition that people could afford to use in the volume necessary to truly hone their skills. With the White Box line of ammunition, we feel we did just that!”

Learn more about Red Army Standard Ammo at Century Arms: https://www.centuryarms.com/ras

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SIG SAUER 

6mm Creedmoor Elite Copper Hunting Ammunition

New Ammunition — February 2020. This expansion to the Sig Sauer Elite Copper Hunting ammunition has a high ballistic coefficient so it can push through wind with less drag and drift, for better accuracy at longer ranges. The muzzle velocity is 3,300 fps and muzzle energy is 1,935 ft-lbs. Sig says this new ammo is a highly accurate load for hunting numerous species of medium-sized game.

This new ammunition from Sig Sauer features an 80gr all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion.

This new ammunition from Sig Sauer features an 80gr all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion.

From Sig Sauer:

“6mm Creedmoor ammunition is in high demand as is the 6.5 Creedmoor load,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition.  “Our customers have been asking for both and we are happy to now offer these two hot hunting cartridges in our Elite Copper Hunting line.”

SIG SAUER Elite Copper Hunting Ammunition is currently available in the following calibers:  223 Rem, 243 Win, 300BLK, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 6mm Creedmoor, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

 

300BLK FMJ Rifle Ammunition

New Ammunition — December 2019. Sig Sauer just announced the addition of the new 300BLK to its Elite Performance line of full metal jacket (FMJ) rifle ammunition for training.

Ammunition Depot: Sig says their new FMJ ammunition is ideal for those seeking cost-efficient, high-quality training rounds.

According to Sig Sauer, this new FMJ ammunition is ideal for those seeking cost-efficient, high-quality training rounds.

From Sig Sauer:

“There is huge demand for 223 Rem and 308 Win FMJ training ammunition, and we’ve had many requests for 300BLK as well,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “These premium training loads are designed to offer high-level performance at affordable prices.”

6mm Creedmoor Elite Match

New Ammunition — November 2019. Sig Sauer just added the 6mm Creedmoor to its Elite Match line of premium competition ammo. It has a muzzle velocity of 2,950 fps, muzzle energy of 2,068 ft-lbs., and features a 107gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet.
Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer 6mm Creedmoor.

Ammunition Depot – Sig Sauer 6mm Creedmoor.

From Sig Sauer:

“6mm Creedmoor is a popular long-range round that performs well in wind thanks to its high ballistic coefficient and flat trajectory,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “We are pleased to offer this highly accurate round for competition shooters along with 6.5 Creedmoor and numerous other match-grade loads.”

SIG SAUER Elite Match ammunition features:

  • Temperature-stable propellant for consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions.
  • Premium-quality primers for minimum velocity variations.
  • Optimized shell case metallurgy in the SIG Elite Match OTM cartridge for consistent bullet retention round to round.
SIG Elite Match ammunition is currently available in the following calibers: 223 Rem, 300BLK, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 6mm Creedmoor, and 6.5 Creedmoor. This ammunition is now available for purchase at the Sig Sauer Store.

Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition

New Ammunition — August 2019 Sig Sauer’s new tipped ammunition is a lead-alloy bullet with a yellow tip and boat-tail design.

Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition

Available in 8 different loads

From Sig Sauer:

The exclusive design of the concentric, blackened jacket ensures reliable, controlled expansion of the bullet with maximum weight retention. The translucent yellow tip increases the ballistic coefficient while improving terminal performance and aiding in consistent, reliable chambering.

“Our new Elite Hunter Tipped line of premium rifle ammunition is designed and engineered to be a devastating game load with exceptional long-range accuracy and performance,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, Sig Sauer Ammunition. “SIG Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition delivers superior downrange energy and massive expansion for a clean kill whether you are hunting whitetail, mule deer, antelope, elk, predators or a variety of other game species.”

https://www.sigsauer.com/products/ammunition/

120gr Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles

Sig Sauer just announced this new ammunition, now available for the commercial market. It is engineered for 1.8x expansion and superior feeding out of rifles with sub-9-inch barrels

Ammunition Depot - Sig Sauer SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles

Sig Sauer Supersonic duty round, SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition. Image source: Sig Sauer

From Sig Sauer:

The supersonic SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition features an all-copper bullet and black oxide shell case to visually denote SBR capability. Velocity is 1,897 fps with muzzle energy of 959 ft-lbs out of a 6 ¾-inch barrel.

“The new 120gr supersonic SBR Elite Copper Duty ammunition delivers the highest terminal performance possible in short barrel AR-style rifles, something the professional community has been asking us to provide,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “Our various SIG Elite 300BLK ammunition loadings have been well received by match shooters, hunters, and law enforcement and government agencies, and there will be more exciting 300BLK offerings from SIG in the weeks to come.”

SIG Elite Copper Duty ammunition uses flash-reduced propellant to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium-quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

https://sigsauer.com/

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Speer Ammo

Gold Dot 5.7x28mm

Ammunition Depot - Speer Gold Dot 5.7x28mm. High-quality brass, reliable primers and specially formulated propellant produce optimal feeding and ballistics in 5.7x28mm firearms. To be seen at SHOT Show 2020.

According to Speer, Gold Dot’s high-quality brass, reliable primers, and specially formulated propellant produce optimal feeding and ballistics in 5.7x28mm firearms.

New Ammunition — January 2020. Speers announcement that they’re introducing their own 5.7x22mm follows just after Ruger released the 57 chambered for that cartridge. Here’s what Speer has to say about this newest little cartridge: “…the first 5.7x28mm round specifically designed for self-defense. Like all Gold Dot ammunition, the bullet is built using Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor® method. The jacket is bonded to the core one atom at a time, virtually eliminating core-jacket separation and creating a projectile that’s accurate, tough and consistent through all common barriers. High-quality brass, reliable primers and specially formulated propellant produce optimal feeding and ballistics in 5.7x28mm firearms.”

Impact Component Bullets 

New Ammunition — July 2019. Speer introduced the new Impact Component Bullets.

Speer - Impact Component

Speer Impact Component Bullets – take your hunts and handloads farther than you ever thought possible.

From Speer:

The new Speer Impact bullet, available in three great calibers, blends tough, molecularly bonded construction with a high ballistic coefficient. Its groundbreaking Slipstream polymer tip provides a perfect aerodynamic meplat, and its hollow core initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs. The combination results in deep penetration at mid-range, as well as extreme accuracy and consistent low-velocity expansion at long distances.

Features & Benefits

  • Molecularly fused jacket maximizes weight retention and improves accuracy
  • Slipstream polymer tip increases downrange energy and initiates low-velocity expansion
  • High ballistic coefficients for flatter trajectories and better long-range performance
  • Close-range penetration and long-distance expansion
  • Competitively priced

www.speer-ammo.com

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Starline Brass

270 Winchester

New Ammunition — December 2019. Starline Brass just added the 270 Winchester to its growing line-up of brass.

Ammunition Depot: Starline Brass has added another caliber, the 270 Winchester to the growing lineup of high-quality brass.

The new caliber from Starline Brass: 270 Winchester.

From Starline:

The 270 Winchester has been around nearly a century and has become just as popular as its parent cartridge, the .30-06. Chambered by almost every major firearm manufacturer with a hunting rifle in their lineup, the 270 Winchester has made quite a name for itself as a big game caliber in North America. In fact, it was a favorite cartridge of Starline Brass founder Frank Snow for elk hunting. It also acts as a great varmint caliber when loaded with the lighter 90-110 grain bullets that are available.

30-06 Springfield

New Ammunition — October 2019. Starline just added the 30-06 Springfield to their high-quality case lineup.

Ammunition depot- Starline Brass 30-06 Springfield.

New caliber from Starline Brass, the 30-06 Springfield.

According to Starline:

The venerable 30-06 was adopted in 1906 for the 1903 Springfield service rifle for the U.S. Military. Since then, this utilitarian round has been chambered in an abundance of rifles in every action type. The 30-06 has been touted as one of the most versatile cartridges of all time due to the wide variety of projectiles available, and when the proper bullet is selected, the 30-06 is large enough to take on any game in the Western Hemisphere and almost anything in the Eastern Hemisphere.

.350 Legend from Starline

New Ammunition — July 2019 Starline Brass just added the .350 Legend to their lineup of rifle brass.

Starline Brass .350 Legend - 5X5 gun news

Introduced by Winchester, approved by SAAMI January of 2019, the .350 Legend is a brand new cartridge that has no parent case.

According to Starline:

…this tapered case has a rebated rim allowing it to utilize the standard .223 bolt face found on many common rifles including the AR-15. Like many other AR cartridges, the .350 Legend only requires changing the barrel and magazine. This cartridge’s allure is that it can be used for hunting in several states that allow straight-wall rifle cartridges only, but doesn’t have near the recoil of other AR cartridges that fill this niche. Utilizing .355” diameter bullets, the .350 Legend is capable of impressive ballistics, without a lot of recoil.

300 HAM’R

Ammunition Depot - Starline Brass 300 HAM'R

Bullets in the 110-150 grain range are optimal for the 300 HAM’R and deliver excellent accuracy.

From Starline:

Originally named the .30-30 AR, the 300 HAM’R was developed by Bill Wilson in his search for improved terminal performance in the AR-15 platform while still utilizing the standard 5.56 bolt carrier group. The 300 HAM’R® has a substantial velocity and energy advantage over calibers such as the 300 Blackout and 7.63×39 which gives it 30-30 performance out of the AR-15. Bullets in the 110-150 grain range are optimal for the 300 HAM’R® and deliver excellent accuracy. With proper bullet selection, you have a firearm with excellent terminal performance in a low recoiling package that hits well above its weight class. This cartridge has been used extensively for hog and deer hunting and has even been used in Africa for plains game. Hodgdon CFE BLK powder gives excellent velocity and low pressures in this cartridge.

www.starlinebrass.com

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Steinel Ammunition

9mm Subcompact Carry

New Ammunition — March 2020. Steinel just launched its first-of-its-kind premium defensive ammo for the 9mm with the 9mm 124gr. Subcompact Carry Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP). The load is suitable for all barrel lengths but its performance is optimized for shorter, sub-compact and compact sized pistols. It is now available online at $19.99 for a box of 20 rounds.

New Ammunition from Steinel: 9mm Subcompact Carry Load.

These SCHP loads expand to a diameter of .706″ when fired from 3″ barrels and .857″ from 4.7″ barrels.

“This 9mm Subcompact Carry round is our first mainstream round we’ve added to our product line-up,” Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition, explained. “Although we have come to be known for our premium MILSurp rounds, we figured, even though we all love to go to the range and shoot these amazing classic firearms, we also carry defensive firearms every day. So why shouldn’t we have the same quality ammunition in our EDC as we do in our fine military collectibles?”

Here’s the product description on the Steinel webpage:

This is Steinel’s first premium 9mm defensive load.  While standard “cup and core” jacketed hollow points have been relied upon for decades, this load takes advantage of modern CNC and EDM technologies in producing the perfect defensive bullet.  These Solid Copper Hollow Points (SCHP) expand to a diameter of .706″ (see image) when fired from 3″ barrels and .857″ from 4.7″ barrels!  Note that 3″ barrels are commonly found in today’s sub-compact pistols.  The FBI standard ballistic gel test was also passed using a Kahr PM9 (3″ barrel).

Specs

Bullet: Maker Solid Copper Hollow Point
Bullet Weight: 124 grain
Case: Starline Nickel-Plated (new)
Powder: Hodgdon
Primer: CCI

Velocity- 3″: 960 FPS
Velocity- 4.7″: 1,050 FPS

6.5 x 52mm Carcano

Revived Ammunition – March 2020. Steinel is bringing back this Milsurp round, which was in production from 1891 until it was phased out of military service in the 1970s. Nearly 3 million Carcano rifles were built, many of them sold as surplus in the US. They were strong actions, most used gain-twist rifling to improve accuracy and extend barrel life.  Heavy for the caliber projectiles, it retained useful energy levels despite the round nose form. The original lead core bullets had poor terminal performance, so later designs filled the bullet nose with less dense aluminum to promote tumbling on impact.

Steinel Ammunition’s new vintage military round, the 6.5×52 Carcano is available online for $31.99 a 20-rd. box.

Steinel Ammunition’s new vintage military round, the 6.5×52 Carcano is available online for $31.99 a 20-rd. box.

From Steinel:

Unfortunately, until recently the ammunition supply did not keep up with demand. Corrosive World War II vintage or older surplus ammunition is unavailable, and what can be found should not be shot due to the uncertainties surrounding the storage conditions.  A relatively affordable PPU load is available but offers very poor accuracy due to the severely undersized bullets used in all observed samples, resulting in unstabilized projectiles right from the muzzle.

Fortunately, an excellent target load is now available from Steinel Ammunition. The new cartridges use soft point expanding bullets that provide excellent terminal effect and accuracy while promoting reliable feeding. Loaded to 1,770 fps (from 17.5in barrels), this load offers a significantly lighter recoil than the original, while retaining good terminal performance at distances reasonable with iron sights. At short range, the bullet expands to about 0.516-inch with 39-inch penetration of synthetic gel, sufficient for a double-shoulder shot on a deer. This ammunition is non-corrosive and made to much higher quality and more consistent specifications than either military surplus or other commercial loadings.

Learn more at Steinel Ammunition: https://www.steinelammo.com/

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Winchester

350 Legend

New Ammunition — January 2019.

ammunition depot - Winchester 350 Legend.

There are six 350 Legend ammunition offerings available in 2019.

From Winchester:

“The 350 Legend is a high-performing, straight-walled cartridge that dominates in velocity, energy, recoil, and affordability, all of which are vital to our customers,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “Winchester innovation began decades ago and it’s paramount that we continue to deliver meaningful, technology-driven products that have a tremendous impact on the hunting and shooting sports industry.”

Key Features of the 350 Legend Cartridge—

  • More ENERGY than 30-30 Win, 300 Blackout and 223 Rem
  • World’s fastest straight-walled cartridge
  • Approximately 20% LESS RECOIL than 243 Win with 20% more PENETRATION
  • LESS RECOIL than 450 Bushmaster
  • With an effective deer hunting range up to 250 yards, it deposits more energy than 5.56mm, 300 Blackout, and .30-30 Win.
  • Utilizes modified straight-walled .223 Rem shellcase and a .357 diameter bullet
  • Compliant in states that allow straight wall cartridges for deer hunting **

2019 350 Legend Ammunition Offerings:

Symbol Sub Brand Bullet Description
X350DS Deer Season XP® 150 grain Extreme Point
X3501 Super X® 180 grain Power-Point
X3501H Hog Special 180 grain Power-Point
USA3501 USA White Box 145 grain FMJ Flat Nose
X3501BP Power Max Bonded® 160 grain Bonded JHP
SUP350 Super Suppressed™ 265 grain Open Tip

 

Active Duty™ – MHS Training Ammo

New Ammunition — September 2019.

Ammunition Depot - Winchester Active Duty MHS Training Ammunition

Consumers can now use the same product selected by the US Military for their training needs.

From Winchester:

Winchester proudly developed M1152 to serve alongside the U.S. Warfighter and was selected as the sole source ammunition supplier for the United States Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) Program. Consumers can now use the same product selected by the US Military for their training needs.

Winchester Active Duty M1152 Ball ammunition utilizes a 115-grain flat nose FMJ and military-grade primer to deliver the accuracy and reliability required by the MHS program. Active Duty™ will be available in various pack sizes, including 100 rounds and 150 rounds.

www.winchester.com

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