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[SHOT Show 2017] AMMO WATCH II: 9 Products from Federal Premium

Here's one of what will no doubt be several lists of new ammunition types available. If you’re headed to SHOT Show, you can check it all out in person.

Here’s what Federal Premium wants you to know.

SHOT Show 2017: Federal Premium

Anoka, MN based Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to introduce a suite of new products at the 2017 SHOT Show that continues the company’s long tradition of craftsmanship while promising to change the face of shooting. The introductions include the game-changing Edge TLR all-range rifle loads, 38 Special +P HST Micro, Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle, Gold Medal Grand, redesigned Black Cloud with FLITECONTROL FLEX, and much more.

1. Edge TLR

Federal Premium Edge TLR

Unlike other so-called long-range projectiles that can fail to perform at lower velocities, the Federal Premium Edge TLR uses an exclusive Slipstream polymer tip to trigger expansion at long range. On closer targets, the copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for consistent, lethal penetration. Ballistics are likewise flawless. Credit the Edge TLR bullet’s sleek boat-tail design, secant ogive and unique AccuChannel grooving, which trim drag to an absolute minimum. Available in 308 Win., 30-06 Spring., 300 Win. Magnum and 300 Win. Short Magnum.

2. Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle

Federal Premium Hunter Match

New Federal Premium Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle raises the bar in rimfire, delivering impeccable long-range accuracy and terminal performance. The hollow-point lead bullet is tuned for optimum penetration and expansion out to 100 yards. Plus, high-velocity loading flattens trajectories while packing ample energy to take down any target. A nickel-plated case ensures seamless extraction and inhibits corrosion.

3. Defense HST Micro

Federal Premium Personal Defense

Federal Premium’s Personal Defense HST Micro products provide superior expansion, penetration and terminal performance, with bullet weights and propellants optimized for cycling and accuracy in subcompact concealed-carry handguns. For 2017, the line expands to include a 38 Special +P load with a deeply seated 130-grain bullet that eliminates casing air space for ultra-consistent velocities.

4. Black Cloud

Federal Premium Black Cloud

After a decade-long reign as waterfowling’s deadliest load, Federal Premium’s Black Cloud is even better than ever. The new FLITECONTROL FLEX wad improves pattern density and consistency through ported and standard waterfowl chokes, while FLITESTOPPER Steel pellets create massive wound channels. The Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant decrease residue and yield consistent velocities in all hunting conditions. Available in 25 new 12- and 20-gauge loads, including Black Cloud High Velocity and Close Range.

5. Fusion 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge

Federal Premium Fusion MSR

 

Federal Fusion was the first rifle ammunition built specifically for deer hunting, and it is still the best. For 2017, a new 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge joins the Fusion family, offering deer hunters a buck-stopping blend of long-range accuracy, flat trajectory, mild recoil and tag-punching power.

6. Fusion MSR

Federal Premium Fusion

Designed for hunting with modern sporting rifles, Fusion MSR loads boost performance from AR-15 and AR-10 platforms. The all-new 120-grain 6.5 Grendel joins five other Fusion MSR offerings for 2017.

7. Gold Medal Berger

Federal Premium Gold Berger

Elite long-range shooters will appreciate Federal Premium’s new Gold Medal Berger loads. The rounds feature a Berger bullet with high ballistic coefficient for flat trajectories, less wind drift and surgical long-range accuracy. Available in 223 Rem., 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win.

8. Gold Medal Shotshells

Federal Premium Gold Medal

Federal Premium Gold Medal shotshells have long set the standard for competitive trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters. The enhanced design of all-new Gold Medal Grand produces less felt recoil, more reliable ignition and improved shot hardness. Available in 10 new 12-gauge loads.

9. Hi-Bird

Federal Premium Hi Bird

High-flying targets can’t escape Federal Premium’s new Hi-Bird. A two-piece wad with SoftCell technology yields more consistent long-range patterns while reducing felt recoil. Plus, its lead shot offers optimum hardness and density, delivering more downrange energy. Available in five new 12-gauge options.

These products and many more can be viewed at SHOT, with photos and product details added to company’s website after the tradeshow.

More about Federal Premium and Vista Outdoor Inc. in their own words.

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

You can find them here on the web: Federal Premium, Vista Outdoor. If you want to visit Federal Premium at SHOT Show, they will be at booth # 14551.


This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement.

What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here.
SHOT 2017 Schedule
January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others
January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club
January 17 — 20, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hours
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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