OutdoorHub Staff 01.27.24
Federal Ammunition has recently unveiled an updated version of their well-regarded Federal® Fusion® ammunition, known as Fusion Tipped. Developed to enhance performance from the woods to the range, this new line of ammunition offers improvements in ballistic coefficient, trajectory, and overall energy.
The Fusion® series has earned its reputation for delivering impressive results in the field through its pressure-formed lead core, which is molecularly fused to a uniform copper jacket. This construction leads to high weight retention, deep penetration, and consistent expansion. The Federal® Fusion® Tipped ammunition seeks to build upon this legacy with the inclusion of a polymer tip that further refines its ballistics.
The introduction of the polymer-tipped design is an evolution of the original. The ballistic tip reduces wind drift and drop, transferring more energy further downrange, which can be critical for extending the effective reach of a shot.
The combination of the polymer tip with a skived nose cavity is engineered to deliver a predictable and lethal expansion upon impact. Moreover, the copper jacket of the Fusion Tipped bullets is electro-chemically applied to guarantee a consistent and flawless encasement around the lead core.
Federal cites accuracy as a significant benefit of the new Fusion Tipped ammunition, with the ability to deliver the maximum weight retention that’s vital for deep penetration essential for hunters targeting larger game.
– Calibers available include 300 Blackout, 6.5 PRC, 6.5 Creedmoor, 270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, 308 Win, 30-06 SPRG, and 300 Win Mag.
– Offerings in the Fusion Tipped range:
– 300 BLK 190GR FUSION SUBSONIC EXPANDING
– 6.5 PRC 140 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 6.5 CREEDMOOR 140 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 270 WIN 150 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 7MM REM MAG 175 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 7MM PRC 175 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 308 WIN 180 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 30-06 SPRG 1800 GR TIPPED FUSION
– 300 WIN MAG 180 GR TIPPED FUSION
– Notable advancements include higher ballistic coefficients, flatter trajectories, and increased energy.
Alongside the Fusion Tipped ammunition, Federal has also announced the expansion of their 20 gauge offerings. Targeting both hunting and defense needs, they’ve introduced 20ga freight train copper slugs for hunters, and a Personal Defense buckshot selection intended for home and personal defense.
Another new notable Federal Load is their offering of a 3″ 28ga load in the Prairie Storm line of shotshells, pushing #6 shot at 1300 fps.