In 2018, we transformed the MSR 15 platform and broke all boundaries of ballistic performance by introducing the 224 Valkyrie cartridge. Now we’re giving hunters and shooters three new loads that stretch the cartridge’s capabilities even further: 80.5-grain Gold Medal® Berger® Hybrid, 60-grain Hornady® V-Max® and 78-grain Barnes® Triple-Shock® X.
Legal in more “slug-only” areas and offering enhanced range, accuracy and power over other straight-walled rifle cartridges and sabots, the 450 Bushmaster is becoming a new favorite of deer, hog and bear hunters. Now the hot cartridge is available in three of the best loads for hunters—Federal® Fusion®, Power-Shok® and Non-Typical™. All get the most from the round thanks to consistent, accurate bullet designs that expand reliably.
Berger Hybrid Hunter
Blend the profile of a low-drag match bullet with a traditional hunting projectile design and you’re ready to take on almost anything that walks on four legs. Berger® Hybrid Hunter bullet weights have been fine-tuned to provide exceptional accuracy through any rifle. Ballistic coefficients exceed those of comparable designs thanks to a hybrid nose design that combines tangent and secant ogive features.
Barnes Triple-Shock X
Gold Medal Berger Hybrid
The trusted Federal Premium® Gold Medal® Berger® Hybrid line has grown with hot new loads in 224 Valkyrie, 300 Win. Mag. and 300 Norma Mag. The new offerings are loaded with Gold Medal match primers, Federal® brass and specially formulated propellant.
Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing
We’ve expanded Gold Medal® Sierra® MatchKing® rifle ammunition line with a new 6mm Creedmoor load. It’s loaded with Gold Medal match primers, Federal® brass and specially formulated propellant. The result is the most consistent accuracy at extreme ranges
For years, Trophy® Copper has given hunters pinpoint accuracy, superior penetration and aggressive expansion in a copper, polymer-tipped bullet. Now it’s available in two new loads that get even more from the proven design: 55-grain 223 Rem. and 250-grain 338 Lapua Mag. The projectile provides flat trajectories and tremendous downrange performance on everything from antelope to moose.
Varmint & Predator Hornady V-Max
Destroy everything from prairie dogs to coyotes with the precision of Federal Varmint & Predator. The new loads bring the accuracy and explosive expansion of the proven Hornady® V-Max® bullet, loaded with our extremely reliable brass, primer and propellant.
Last year, Federal Premium® introduced the world’s first true all-range hunting bullet: Edge TLR™. Now you can get the same performance in 280 Ackley Improved and 6.5 Creedmoor, two flat-shooting cartridges that take full advantage of the bullet design. All Edge TLR loads use the exclusive Slipstream™ polymer tip to initiate expansion at long distances, while at close range, the bullet's copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for consistent, lethal penetration. The long, sleek profile offers extremely high ballistic coefficients, and AccuChannel™ groove technology improves accuracy across a variety of different rifles.
HST 10mm Auto
The ultimate self-defense bullet and cartridge have finally come together in the new 10mm Auto HST®. Full-power loading makes the most of the HST bullet design, providing large, consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance. Its specially designed hollow point won't plug while passing through a variety of barriers, and the bullet jacket and core hold together to provide nearly 100 percent weight retention through even the toughest materials.
Syntech® changed the range forever. Now the technology is revolutionizing protection as well. All-new Syntech Defense™ provides dynamic terminal performance with a hollow-point bullet that separates into three segments and a deep-penetrating core on impact. The core penetrates 12 to 18 inches through bare ballistics gel and heavy clothing—a critical benchmark in self-defense situations and the best terminal performance of any round in its class. The segments create three secondary wound channels, each more than 6 inches deep, adding to the terminal effect.
Introducing a 9mm Luger load specifically designed for use in carbines. New Syntech PCC™ is built to meet the exhaustive demands of fast-pace Pistol Caliber Carbine competitions, with flawless function in carbine platforms. 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 Training Match
If practice isn’t realistic, it’s not really practice. Make range time matter with all-new Syntech Training Match™, loads that offer the same velocity, trajectory and point of impact as equivalent Federal Premium® Personal Defense® HST® and Tactical® HST duty ammunition. Like all Syntech offerings, Syntech Training Match features the one-of-a-kind TSJ® projectile, which uses a polymer jacket to eliminate metal fouling and drastically reduce damaging barrel heat and friction.
Black Cloud TSS
When birds fly high, tear them down from the sky. Black Cloud® TSS carries on a lethal legacy, blending proven FLITESTOPPER® Steel pellets and 18 g/cc Tungsten Super Shot. With 56 percent higher density than lead and more than double the density of steel, TSS pellets maintain velocity farther, hit harder and penetrate deeper than any waterfowl payload ever has. The swarm of shot leaves no chance for escape with the FLITECONTROL FLEX™ wad, which opens from the rear for a controlled release of the payload and the deadliest, most consistent patterns.
Gold Medal Grand Plastic
There’s a whole new performance standard for competition clay target loads. Gold Medal Grand® Plastic delivers less felt recoil, more reliable ignition, improved shot hardness and excellent reloadability. Now there are even more options in the product line with two new 24-gram international loads. Both feature the rigid PrimerLock™ head to improve primer sensitivity, SoftCell™ wad technology to cut felt recoil, and lead shot engineered to provide the optimum blend of hardness and density.
Top Gun Sporting
For decades, Top Gun® loads have been pulverizing even the most challenging clay targets. Now shooters can get that same consistent, trusted performance with Top Gun Sporting, loads specifically designed for sporting clays. They push their payloads fast to shorten leads, yet reduce felt recoil to allow for quicker follow-up shots. Available in 12, 20 and 28 gauge, as well as .410.
Doves are done. Federal Upland Steel serves up the patterns and power hunters need for hard-to-hit birds at a price that keeps them shooting all day. The loads are consistent and reliable, with high velocities that make the most of the steel payload. They’re the perfect choice for doves and other light upland game, especially in areas that require the use of non-lead shot.
HEAVYWEIGHT® TSS extends its deadly reach on gobblers with five new offerings, including blended loads that combine No. 7 and 9 or 8 and 10 Tungsten Super Shot. With some payloads topping 1,000 pellets, they more than double the shot count of lead No. 5 loads of the same weight for more hits on target than any turkey load in history. The tungsten-alloy material’s 18 g/cc density is 22 percent higher than standard tungsten and 56 percent more than lead. The result is the most energy and highest velocities at extreme range.
Edge TLR Component Bullets
The first true all-range hunting projectile is now available in even more bullet weights and diameters. Unlike other bullets that can fail to perform on impact at lower velocities, Federal Premium® Edge TLR® uses the exclusive Slipstream™ polymer tip to initiate expansion at long range. At close range, the bullet’s copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for consistent, lethal penetration. Now available in 136-grain 277 cal. and 155-grain 284 cal.
Federal Premium Unprimed Brass
Reloaders who insist on the best trust Federal Premium® brass cases. We’ve been producing the industry’s finest brass since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off our machines, and the tradition continues today. For 2019, we’ve expanded the already comprehensive line with cases for 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel.
Hydra-Shok Component Bullets
The bullet design that’s defined self-defense for a generation is now available as a component for handloaders. Introduced in 1989, Hydra-Shok® remains one of the most popular choices for protecting home and family, thanks to a proven hollow point and iconic center post that provide extremely consistent and effective expansion. Now available in a complete range of bullet weights and diameters.
Fusion Component Bullets
Handloaders can now roll their own with the bullet design that changed hunting ammunition forever. Fusion® component bullets provide the largest expansion and highest weight retention in their class. With a molecularly fused jacket and a pressure-formed core, Fusion transfers maximum energy on target and provides tag-filling accuracy. Now available in a full array of the most popular bullet diameters and weights.
BYOB Buckets and Bottles
There’s a party at the range, so BYOB. Federal® BYOB™ rimfire buckets and bottles are bulk packs that stack, store and carry easily. They’re loaded with high-quality 17 HMR, 22 LR or 22 WMR rounds that are perfect for a fun day at the range or in the field. Shooters can remove the packs’ lids completely or keep them on to use the easy-pour feature.