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Federal Launches New 2019 Ammo for Shooters, Hunters and Personal Protection

The ammo company has a bit of everything on it's new products list for 2019.

Federal just announced its 2019 product lineup. Dozens of new loads – and a few returning favorites – made the list. The popular Barnes Triple Shock X returns in 17 rifle calibers, plus Federal’s loading the Berger Hybrid Hunter into their centerfire line, along with options in 280 Ackley Improved, and 450 Bushmaster options for straight-wall shooters. On the rimfire side, the 17 Mach II from CCI is back – squirrels everywhere are worried. Waterfowlers and turkey hunters will have new heavier-than-lead TSS options. Shooters can expect more high-powered carry options with the rollout of 10mm HST and Hydra-Shok Deep in 40 S&W and 45 Auto.

And all Federal ammo products have gotten a new look for 2019 with all new packaging and colors.

Let’s take a deeper look.


RIMFIRE AMMO


While in Wyoming last fall, I had the option to wear out some prairie dogs with CCI’s then-prototype VNT 22 WMR. The 30-grain Speer bullet is thin-jacketed for big explosions, and lots of red mist on impact. I saw that first-hand. It should make an excellent short to mid-range round on varmints up to and include coyotes.

VNT 17 Mach 2

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The 17 Mach 2 is a 22 Stinger cartridge that has been necked down to a 17-caliber, 17-grain load.

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The VNT lineup is also extending to include the 17 Mach 2, a 22 Stinger necked down to a 17-caliber, 17-grain load. I shot this caliber for squirrels last year, and in a battery of target guns all winter. Rising and falling less than 2-inches out to 130 yards, it’s a tree rat hunter’s dream. Set the crosshairs on the little bugger’s head and squeeze.

Last year, CCI extended the range and devastation of magnum rimfire with the VNT bullet design. Now varmint hunters and target shooters can get the same performance and precision in 17 Mach 2 and 22 WMR. The new loads feature a Speer® bullet with an extremely thin jacket and polymer tip that team up to offer flat trajectories, superb long-range accuracy and explosive terminal performance on impact.

Bring Your Own Bullets

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Federal's Bring Your Own Bullets bulk pack of .22LR ammo is perfect for a long plinking session.

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Options for 22LR this year include “clean” 22 rounds – think Syntech – low-velocity “quiet” rounds than simulator suppressor-level decibels without a suppressor, and Bring Your Own Bullets bulk packs, that will keep you plinking well into the evening.


Name, Line or Bullet Description MSRP
Clean-22 Clean-22 SV 22 LR 40-grain poly-coated LRN, 1070 fps, 100-count $9.95
Clean-22 Clean-22 HV 22 LR 40-grain poly-coated LRN, 1240 fps, 100-count $9.95
Semi Quiet-22 22 LR, 45 grain LRN, 735 fps, 50-count $5.95
VNT 17 Mach 2 17 grain, 2010 fps, 50-count $10.95
VNT 22 WMR 30 grain, 2200 fps, 50-count $15.95
BYOB Bottle BYOB Bottle 17 HMR 17 grain Speer® TNT® 2530 fps 250-count $63.95
BYOB Bottle BYOB Bottle 22 LR 36 grain CPHP 1260 fps 450-count $30.95
BYOB Bucket BYOB Bucket 22 LR 36 grain CPHP 1260 fps 825-count $51.95
BYOB Bucket BYOB Bucket 22 LR 36 grain CPHP 1260 fps 1375-count $86.95
BYOB Bucket BYOB Bucket 22 LR 36 grain CPHP 1260 fps 450-count $30.95
BYOB Bottle BYOB Bottle 22 WMR 50 grain JHP 1530 fps 250-count $67.95

 


CENTERFIRE RIFLE AMMO


New 6mm Creedmoor Loads

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One of Federal's new 6.5 Creedmoor rounds is this Edge TLR load. The Edge TLR is also being offered in 280 Ackley Improved for the first time.

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Two years ago Federal had one offering in 6.5 Creedmoor. This year they have 15. Such is the ascent of the long range .2644-inch wonder. Now the same push is happen in the 6.5's little brother, 6mm Creedmoor. New loads in 6 CM include 107-grain Sierra MatchKing, 130-grain Edge TLR, 130-grain Barnes TSX, and a 95-grain Hornady V-Max.

Edge TLR loads are also being offered for the first time in 280 Ackley Improved – a longtime wildcat-only improvement on the 280 Remington by the famed P.O. Ackley and Fred Huntington. The 40-degree shoulder on the 280 AI creates about 5 percent more powder capacity and the steeper shoulder generally translates to better case life for reloaders. The Edge bullet brings a polymer-tipped, copper shank and bonded lead core to the 280 table, for incredible weight retention and lethal penetration against the biggest game North America can offer up.

.450 Bushmaster Loads

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Federal is releasing its first .450 Bushmaster loads in its Fusion, Power-Shok and Non-Typical ammo lines.

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The 450 Bushmaster is fast becoming a way for “primitive firearms” deer hunters to legally hunt without cap and ball. The round is legal in many counties and states that have straight-wall and/or slug-only regulations, so ammo makers are getting on board and offer a new crop of deer-killing options. Federal is no different with .450 Bushmaster options available this year in Fusion, Power-Shok and Non-Typical loads.

Barnes TSX Triple Shock Factory Loads

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The all-copper hollow point is again available in a host of calibers.

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Federal listened to its customers this year and brought back the much loved, and very proven, Barnes Triple Shock to its factory loaders. The all-copper hollow point with big accuracy and bigger expansion is available again in a host of calibers. Deer camps everywhere are celebrating.

Berger Hybrid Hunter Loads

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Federal is releasing 10 popular centerfire calibers topped with Berger Hybrid Hunter bullets.

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This year Federal is loading the high BC, low-drag, match-quality hunting bullet from Berger, and putting it in 10 popular centerfire calibers. The Berger Hybrid Hunter gets its name from the hybrid bullet nose, that combines tangent and secant ogive designs. Typically bullets with a more full-framed tangent shape seat better in a wider variety of rifles, while the more angled, sharp-faced secant design reduces drag in flight with higher BCs, but can be sensitive to seating in some rifles.

The Berger Hybrid was made to play up the strengths of both designs – high BC bullets that seat well in a wide variety of rifles. Loaded with Gold Medal primers, it all adds up to a deadly accurate big game bullet.

Hornady’s V-Max Loads

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Hornady’s V-Max bullets will be topping a slew of varmint and predator loads.

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Other centerfire loads from Federal this year include Hornady’s V-Max bullets in a slew of varmint and predator loads, and expansion of the Gold Medal line into four new calibers with Sierra MatchKing and Berger Hybrid bullets, and two new Trophy Copper options.


Name, Line or Bullet Description MSRP
450 Bushmaster 450 Bushmaster 300 grain Non-Typical soft point, 20-count $33.95
450 Bushmaster 450 Bushmaster 300 grain Power-Shok soft point, 20-count $33.95
450 Bushmaster 450 Bushmaster 300 grain Fusion soft point, 20-count $37.95
Barnes TSX 223 Rem 55 grain Barnes TSX $33.95
Barnes TSX 224 Valkyrie 78 grain Barnes TSX $35.95
Barnes TSX 243 Win 85 grain Barnes TSX $40.95
Barnes TSX 25-06 Rem 115 grain Barnes TSX $43.95
Barnes TSX 270 Win 130 grain Barnes TSX $46.95
Barnes TSX 270 WSM 130 grain Barnes TSX $46.95
Barnes TSX 30-06 Sprg 165 grain Barnes TSX $46.95
Barnes TSX 30-06 Sprg 180 grain Barnes TSX $46.95
Barnes TSX 30-30 Win 150 grain Barnes TSX $43.95
Barnes TSX 300 Win Mag 165 grain Barnes TSX $48.95
Barnes TSX 300 Win Mag 180 grain Barnes TSX $48.95
Barnes TSX 300 WSM 165 grain Barnes TSX $52.95
Barnes TSX 300 WSM 180 grain Barnes TSX $52.95
Barnes TSX 308 Win 150 grain Barnes TSX $45.95
Barnes TSX 308 Win 165 grain Barnes TSX $45.95
Barnes TSX 6.5 Creedmoor 130 grain Barnes TSX $46.95
Barnes TSX 7MM Rem Mag 160 grain Barnes TSX $48.95
Barnes TSX 7MM-08 Rem 140 grain Barnes TSX $47.95
Berger Hybrid 224 Valkyrie 83 grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid $32.95
Berger Hybrid 300 Norma Mag 215-grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid $72.95
Berger Hybrid 300 Win 215-grain Gold Medal Berger Hybrid $72.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 243 Win 95 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $37.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor 135 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $43.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 270 Win 140 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $40.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 270 WSM 140 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $42.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 7MM Rem Mag 168 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $44.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 280 Ackley Improved 168 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $45.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 308 Win 168 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $42.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 30-06 Sprg 168 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $42.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 300 Win 185 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $49.95
Berger Hybrid Hunter 300 WSM 185 grain Berger Hybrid Hunter $49.95
Edge TLR 280 Ackley Improved 155-grain Edge TLR $59.95
Edge TLR 6.5 Creedmoor 130-grain Edge TLR $57.95
Sierra MatchKing 6mm Creedmoor 107-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing $36.95
Trophy Copper 223 Rem 55 grain Trophy Copper $30.95
Trophy Copper 338 Lapua Mag 250 grain Trophy Copper $76.95
Varmint & Predator 204 Ruger 32-grain V-Max $18.95
Varmint & Predator 22-250 Rem 35-grain V-Max $19.95
Varmint & Predator 223 Rem 40-grain V-Max $15.95
Varmint & Predator 223 Rem 53-grain V-Max $15.95
Varmint & Predator 224 Valkyrie 60 grain V-Max $16.95
Varmint & Predator 243 Win 58-grain V-Max $20.95
Varmint & Predator 243 Win 58-grain V-Max $20.95
Varmint & Predator 308 Win 110-grain V-Max $19.95
Varmint & Predator 308 Win 110-grain V-Max $19.95
Varmint & Predator 6.5 Creedmoor 95-grain V-Max $24.95

 


PISTOL


HST Defense Ammo in 10mm

HST 10mm ammo cartridge

The bullet on Federal's HST Defense ammo is designed to not plug on barriers or thick clothing, increasing reliable expansion.

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My carry ammo of choice is now offered in my favorite handgun caliber: the mighty 10mm. The full-power HST hollow points from Federal group well, and pack a deadly punch. The bullet is designed to not plug on barriers like heavy clothing, so they open full-bloom while holding most of their weight while penetrating the gushy parts. The end result is aggressive, violent wound channel designed to stop an attack cold. Coupled with the wallop of the 10mm it’s about as deadly as slide-top sidearm can get.

Hydrashok Deep

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Hydrashok Deep was released last year in 9mm. This year it will also come in .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

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This fall me, and a couple guys from Range365, spent a weekend shooting a variety of handguns, ammunition, and recording a ton of data. More from that shoot is coming soon, but for now I’ll just say whatever the pistol, the Hydra-Shok Deep ammo in 9mm from Federal proved the most accurate – logging the smallest groups in our 15 yard accuracy test. Now it’s available in 40 S&W and 45 Auto.

New Syntech Loads, Including Defense Rounds

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The poly-wrapped hollow-point of the new Syntech Defense bullet is designed to segment into three petals with a deep penetrating core.

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In 2017 Federal launched its new Syntech line of pistol ammo, and this year it’s expanding in three directions. The polymer-encapsulated bullets prevent metal-on-metal contact between bullet and bore, drastically limited copper and lead fouling, keeping guns cleaner, and extending barrel life. Gun ranges and high-volume shooters fell in love. For 2019, Federal is launching a carry version in the Syntech Defense line.

The poly-wrapped hollow-point is designed to segment into three petals with a deep penetrating core burying 12-inches in clothing-wrapped ballistic gel.

The Syntech PPC line, shorthand for Pistol Caliber Carbine, has been optimized for long gun velocities and the fast pace of PCC competitions. Like all Syntech loads, the poly-wrapped TSJ bullet minimizes backsplash on steel targets.

The Syntech Training Match line has been designed to replicate the point of impact, velocity and trajectory of equivalent HST loads, so you can train with a cleaner, less expensive, round.

Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection

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The popular law enforcement ammo has has been rebranded with a new look, and repackaged to case packs of 10 boxes instead of 25.

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This year Gold Dot ammunition, the No. 1 choice of law enforcement, has been rebranded with a new look, and repackaged to case packs of 10 boxes, from 25, for more wallet-friendly bulk buys.


Name, Line or Bullet Description MSRP
Syntech Defense Syntech Defense 9mm Luger 138 grain, 20-count $19.95
Syntech Defense Syntech Defense 40 S&W, 20-count $22.95
Syntech Defense Syntech Defense 45 Auto, 20-count $24.95
Syntech PCC 9mm Luger 130-grain Syntech PCC, 50-count, 1130 fps $19.95
Syntech Training Match Syntech Training Match 9mm Luger 147 grain TSJ, 50-count, 1150 fps $19.95
Syntech Training Match Syntech Training Match 9mm Luger 124 grain TSJ, 50-count, 1150 fps $19.95
Syntech Training Match Syntech Training Match 40 S&W 180 grain TSJ, 50-count, 1010 fps $25.95
Syntech Training Match Syntech Training Match 45 Auto 230 grain TSJ, 50-count, 890 fps $31.95
HST 10mm Auto 200-grain HST 1130 fps 20-count $34.95
Hydra-Shok Deep 40 S&W 165-grain Hydra-Shok Deep HP $31.95
Hydra-Shok Deep 45 Auto 210-grain Hydra-Shok Deep HP $33.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 25 Auto 35-grain $23.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 32 Auto 60-grain $27.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 327 Federal 100-grain $28.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 380 Auto 90-grain $23.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 9mm +P 124-grain Short Barrel $26.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 9mm Luger 115-grain $26.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 9mm +P 124-grain $26.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 9mm Luger 124-grain $26.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 9mm Luger 147-grain $26.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 357 Sig 125-grain $29.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 38 SPL +P 135-grain Short Barrel $29.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 357 Mag 135-grain Short Barrel $31.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 357 Mag 125-grain $31.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 357 Mag 158-grain $31.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 40 S&W 165-grain $28.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 40 S&W 180-grain $28.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 40 S&W 180-grain Short Barrel $28.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 10mm 200-grain $34.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 10mm 200-grain $35.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 45 Auto 185-grain $30.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 45 Auto 230-grain $30.95
Gold Dot Personal Protection 45 Auto 230-grain Short Barrel $30.95

 


SHOTGUN


Black Cloud TSS

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Tungsten Super Shot set the turkey woods on fire last year. This year it’s about to do the same thing at the duck marsh.

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Tungsten Super Shot, the space-age metal that’s non-toxic and outperforms lead with a 56 percent higher density, set the turkey woods on fire last year. This year it’s about to do the same thing at the duck marsh.

The new Black Cloud TSS is a blend of 60 percent TSS pellets and 40 percent steel cupped inside a flight control wad. They’re available in 1 ¼-ounce loads of steel BBs blended with No. 7 TSS, or No. 3 steel blended with No. 9 TSS. Consider the BB option for geese, and the No. 3 for ducks. Expensive? You bet your tail feathers. But if you’re targeting trophy birds, why cheap out where the pellets meet the meat?

Heavyweight TSS

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Federal is releasing 5 new Heavyweight TSS turkey loads this year, some with pellet counts ranging all the way up to 1,000.

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I feel bad for turkeys. TSS is that good. It’s getting worse for them, too, with five new offerings for 2019. These options are all about pellet count. Some with more than 1,000 pellets, more than double what you’ll find in No. 5 lead. Like I said, I feel bad for turkeys.

Top Gun Sporting Ammo

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Federal is changing up the Top Gun load with higher velocities to help shorter leads on birds.

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For clay shooters, Federal is changing up the Top Gun load with higher velocities to help shorter leads on birds. For dove hunters in green states, they’re launching Upland Steel, a non-toxic alternative to lead. For the tactical crowed, they’re offering non-toxic frangible slug and buckshot, which include 100 percent lead-free primers.


Name, Line or Bullet Description MSRP
Top Gun Sporting 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch, 1 ounce, 1,330 fps, 7.5, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 ounce, 1,330 fps, 8, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 ounce, 1,250 fps, 7.5, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 ounce, 1,250 fps, 8, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch 7/8 ounce, 1,250 fps, 7.5, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch 7/8 ounce, 1,250 fps, 8, 25-count $8.95
Top Gun Sporting 28 gauge 2 3/4 inch 3/4 ounce, 1,330 fps, 7.5, 25-count $13.95
Top Gun Sporting 28 gauge 2 3/4 inch 3/4 ounce, 1,330 fps, 8, 25-count $13.95
Top Gun Sporting 28 gauge 2 3/4 inch 3/4 ounce, 1,330 fps, 9, 25-count $13.95
Top Gun Sporting 410 2 1/2 inch 1/2 ounce, 1,330 fps, 7.5, 25-count $13.95
Top Gun Sporting 410 2 1/2 inch 1/2 ounce, 1,330 fps, 8, 25-count $13.95
Top Gun Sporting 410 2 1/2 inch 1/2 ounce, 1,330 fps, 9, 25-count $13.95
Upland Steel 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 6, 1400 fps, 25-count $9.95
Upland Steel 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 7.5, 1400 fps, 25-count $9.95
Upland Steel 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch 7/8 ounce, 6, 1500 fps, 25-count $8.95
Upland Steel 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch 7/8 ounce, 6, 1500 fps, 25-count $8.95
Black Cloud TSS 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1 ¼-ounce BB FS Steel/No. 7 TSS, 1450 fps $37.95
Black Cloud TSS 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1 ¼-ounce No. 3 FS Steel/No. 9 TSS, 1450 fps $37.95
HEAVYWEIGHT TSS 12 gauge 3 ½ inch, 2 ½ ounce 7/9, 1000 fps, 5-count $63.95
HEAVYWEIGHT TSS 12 gauge 3 ½ inch, 2 ½ ounce 8/10, 1000 fps, 5-count $63.95
HEAVYWEIGHT TSS 20 gauge 3 inch, 1 5/8 ounce 7/9, 1000 fps, 5-count $46.95
HEAVYWEIGHT TSS 20 gauge 3 inch, 1 5/8 ounce 8/10, 1000 fps, 5-count $46.95
HEAVYWEIGHT TSS 20 gauge 3 inch, 1 ½ ounce 9, 1100 fps, 5-count $39.95
BallistiClean 12 gauge 00 BallistiClean Buckshot $39.99
BallistiClean 12 gauge BallistiClean Rifled Slug $39.99

 


RELOADING


Bullet and Brass Bundles

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New bundles of pistol and rifle bullets will be available in 2019.

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For reloaders, Federal is offering new bundles of pistol and rifle bullets, and unprimed brass.


Name, Line or Bullet Description MSRP
Fusion Component Bullets 264 cal. 140-grain, 100-count $31.95
Fusion Component Bullets 277 cal. 130-grain, 100-count $31.95
Fusion Component Bullets 277 cal. 150-grain, 100-count $31.95
Fusion Component Bullets 284 cal. 140-grain, 100-count $38.95
Fusion Component Bullets 284 cal. 160-grain, 100-count $38.95
Fusion Component Bullets 284 cal. 175-grain, 100-count $38.95
Fusion Component Bullets 308 cal. 150-grain, 50-count $20.95
Fusion Component Bullets 308 cal. 180-grain, 50-count $20.95
Fusion Component Bullets 338 cal. 200-grain, 50-count $23.95
Fusion Component Bullets 338 cal. 225-grain, 50-count $23.95
Edge TLR Component Bullets 277 cal. 140-grain, 100-count $48.95
Edge TLR Component Bullets 284 cal. 155-grain, 100-count $49.95
Federal Premium Unprimed Brass 6.5 Grendel, 50-count $24.95
Federal Premium Unprimed Brass 6.5 Grendel, 50-count $23.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 357 cal. 129-grain, 100-count $30.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 355 cal. 124-grain, 100-count $30.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 355 cal. 147-grain, 100-count $30.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 357 cal. 158-grain, 100-count $31.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 400 cal. 165-grain, 50-count $16.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 400 cal. 180-grain, 50-count $16.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 451 cal. 185-grain, 50-count $18.95
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets 451 cal. 230-grain, 50-count $18.95

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