Luke Cuenco 12.21.21
Hunting ammunition can come in a lot of forms. While our grandfathers and maybe even our dads had to settle with using soft point or pure lead projectiles for taking down game, today we have a lot more options when it comes to hunting ammunition. Ammunition like controlled fracture hollow points, extremely dense hard cast bullets and high-performance hollow points can make a huge difference in how fast the animal you just shot will go down. Having solid shot placement is always key but your ammunition could also save you from needlessly just wounding an animal or worse, having it run off to bleed out and never be found. Today for the last day of our 12 days of Christmas, we’ll take a look at some of the best hunting ammunition you can pick up for your next trip out to the deer blind.
12 Days of OutdoorHub Christmas Day 12! Hunting Ammunition
Federal® Non-Typical Whitetail Ammo uses an optimized hollow point bullet with a concentric jacket to provide tag-punching accuracy and consistent, lethal wound channels on any deer. 450 Bushmaster is also a popular hunting ammunition cartridge for hogs due to its heavy bullet weight capable of punching through the thick hide of hogs.
With outstanding terminal ballistics and explosive expansion at the impact site, these Federal American Eagle Rounds are specifically constructed to eliminate your Varmint and Predator concerns, at a fantastic value. By combining accuracy, reliability, and consistency shot after shot, this Ammo is a must-have for avid hunters and high-volume shooters. Plus, each round has Federal incredibly reliable primers for a great shot, every time.
- Combines accuracy, consistency, and reliability for a great shot, every time
- Reloadable brass
- Federal reliable primers
- Outstanding terminal ballistics and explosive expansion at the impact site
- Great for high-volume shooters and hunters
- $58.99 Per box of 40-rounds at Sportsman’s Guide
Push effective range to new extremes while delivering a more lethal blow on impact with Federal Premium Swift Scirocco II loads. The polymer-tipped bullet’s streamlined design and high ballistic coefficient produce flat trajectories while retaining more velocity and energy downrange. Aided by its polymer tip, the bonded Scirocco II expands at minimal velocities yet offers high weight retention at close range.
- Poly Tip Bullet
- 3,050 fps
- Proprietary polymer tip improves ballistics and initiates low-velocity expansion
- Advanced secant ogive maximizes ballistic coefficient
- Tapered copper jacket bonded to lead core
- High weight retention at close range
- Expands reliably at low velocity for long-range terminal effect
- $62.49 at Natchez Shooters Supplies
The Winchester Varmint X Rifle Ammunition is highly recommended for determined varmint hunters, as this ammunition works best for long-range shooting. Unlike other ammunition, Winchester Varmint X Rifle Ammunition creates a fatal blow to the target. This ammo is created with a polymer coating at the tip to enhance shooting accuracy. This promotes the tip to point precisely on target, providing a clearer shot overall. The bullet automatically disintegrates as it reaches the target’s body surface, giving varmints and related predators a fatal blasting effect.
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Luke is currently a full-time writer for TheFirearmBlog.com, OvertDefense.com, AllOutdoor.com, and of course, OutdoorHub.com. Luke is a competitive shooter, firearms enthusiast, reloader, outdoorsman, and generally takes an interest in anything that has to do with the great outdoors.
Luke is also a private certified pilot and is currently pursuing his commercial pilot’s license in the hopes of becoming a professional pilot. Some of Luke’s other interests include anything to do with aviation, aerospace and military technology, and American Conservancy efforts.
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