2018 SHOT Show: The Latest Deer Hunting Ammo

Fortunately, there are plenty of new deer hunting cartridges to be excited about this year as the manufacturers at SHOT Show have delivered the goods with a wide range of new ammo choices. Federal Premium Ammunition Fusion .224 Valkyrie The .224 Valkyrie is one of the hottest new rounds to surface in the last few years. The Fusion MSR bullet is designed for bone-crushing penetration and terminal performance right on par with the .243 Win. The team at Federal Ammunition is very confident that this is most definitely a deer hunting cartridge, without a doubt. Dedicated slug hunters will want to give this accurate sabot a serious look. For fans of Remington’s proven Core-Lokt cartridges, the hot 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm Rem. New for 2018, the VOR-TX LR can be had in 6mm Creedmoor and .270 Winchester. Winchester Deer Season Slug Foster-style slugs have been around so long that one might wonder what could possibly be new and exciting about one. The huge number of deer hunters that rely on those slugs every year to put down some venison would certainly like to know about them, especially with the features that Winchester has built into the new Deer Season Slug. The BXS is available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06, 7mm Rem.
J.J. Reich from Federal Premium Ammunition with just the second deer ever taken with the brand-new Fusion .224 Valkyrie. The 90-grain bullet proved to be perfect for deer-size game on this Texas hunt in December 2017.

All of these new shiny, accurate firearms are fun to look at and dream about hunting with, but they don’t add up to much without quality, reliable ammunition. Fortunately, there are plenty of new deer hunting cartridges to be excited about this year as the manufacturers at SHOT Show have delivered the goods with a wide range of new ammo choices. And in no particular order, here they are.

J.J. Reich recovered the bullet from his Texas buck pictured above.

Federal Premium Ammunition Fusion .224 Valkyrie

The .224 Valkyrie is one of the hottest new rounds to surface in the last few years. It has taken the MSR 15 rifle platform to new levels of long-range, supersonic performance with significantly less recoil than other loads in its class. To round out its impressive capabilities, Federal has added a 90-grain version of it to the Fusion line that is ideal for for medium-size game – white-tailed deer especially. The Fusion MSR bullet is designed for bone-crushing penetration and terminal performance right on par with the .243 Win. The team at Federal Ammunition is very confident that this is most definitely a deer hunting cartridge, without a doubt. Hunters that favor an MSR rifle will have a hot new round to try out this fall.

Remington Premier Expander Sabot Slug

Slug guns may not always get the same amount of coverage as rifles, but they certainly take down their share of deer around the country every season. Remington’s new Premier Expander features a Barnes all-copper expanding sabot. Available in 2-3/4- and 3-inch 12- and 20-gauge variations, the…

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