Trophy Copper

Trophy Copper

Part #: P65CRDTC1

Extract maximum performance from your favorite cartridge with Federal Premium® Trophy® Copper, the official rifle ammunition of MeatEater's Steven Rinella. The loads provide pinpoint accuracy and aggressive expansion, yet the copper, polymer-tipped bullet retains up to 99 percent of its weight for deep penetration on a wide range of medium and big game. 


  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 120
  • Bullet Style: Trophy Copper
  • Type: Copper
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2875
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .497
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Medium Game
  • MSRP: $47.99



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
2875 2689 2510 2338 2174 2015
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
2202 1926 1679 1457 1259 1082
Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 mph)
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
0 0.7 2.6 6 11.1 17.9
Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 MPH Crosswind)
Average Range
50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y
-0.2 -3.3 -12.1
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.
Long Range
50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
0.6 1.7 -7.1 -20.8 -41.6
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 200 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.


Trophy® Copper

  1. Nickel plated for easy extraction and corrosion protection
  2. Grooved bullet shank decreases fouling and improves accuracy
  3. Copper-alloy construction for up to 99 percent weight retention
  4. Gold Medal® primer
  5. Specially formulated propellant with copper-reducing additives
  6. High-performance polymer tip and boat-tail design for a flat trajectory and match-grade accuracy
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow grouped better than hornaday 120 grain gmx from my a-bolt. I haven't hunted in 25 years. New knees, new attitude. Shot my first buck in a long time with this round. he dropped in his tracks. Entrance wound .264, exit about .625 with a 3" hemotoma. little loss of meat. bled out instantly. This was a 40 meter shot from 15' in a tree stand. the bullet passed completely through the deer. I assumed that I would be tracking the deer like many times before. Nope! This is a great product!!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from trophy copper 120 in 6.5 creedmoor shot two deer with it this year 1 at 50 yards that was doe clean pass through no blood but she only went 10 yards the other was a buck at 187y the buck was quartering away the Bullet Stop in the opposite shoulder he went 40y good blood trail the buck weigh 185 lb
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good whitetail cartridge Tried the 6.5 Creedmoor 120 gr Trophy Copper for the first time on whitetail-- a disaster. In the past I have taken many, many deer with the Federal Fusion 270 Win 130 gr, including many big whitetail and big mule deer bucks, with great success, at short and long range, since the cartridge was first introduced. Never a problem, and never had a deer go more than 40 yards, easy blood trail, and massive hematoma on the exit side of the animal. After hearing about hawks and eagles ingesting lead, decided to try the trophy copper on whitetail this season. After getting up 16 feet in a tree, shot a stationary adult doe in the chest at 15 yards with a scoped rifle. Twenty minutes later, shot another stationary adult doe in the chest at 40 yards. Neither hit released any discernable blood or blood trail. A quick look in the direction of travel of each deer did not turn up either animal. I was in shock, and not what I'm used to. I then performed a 75 yard grid search out from my stand location. I never located Deer #1, or any blood. The grid search turned up Deer #2 50 yards from where I shot her. She had laid down, but jumped up when she saw me, ran 40 yards on to some private land before I could shoot, and disappeared from view. I did not have permission to hunt the private land so had to stop my search. A huge disappointment. Perhaps the trophy copper is better in big bore rifles for deer size animals, or better at longer ranges, but I'm now reluctant to try again in other calibers after such a disappointment. I love Federal in the fusion and also trophy bonded tip, and until now, used them exclusively. However, this trophy copper in 6.5 Creedmoor was a big let down.
Date published: 2017-11-20
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