It’s no secret that ammo for your favorite predator or varmint rifle has been difficult—and oftentimes impossible—to obtain. Believe it or not, no one is more aware of this situation than ammunition manufacturers. They want to produce the ammo just as bad as we, the consumer, want to use it.
Despite their unprecedented work loads for production, the ammunition manufacturers haven’t been resting on their laurels. Just the opposite, in fact. Here are just a few of the best predator ammo offerings for 2014, all designed to make the fastest growing sport in the U.S. that much more enjoyable.
Whether your quarry is the wily coyote, the destructive feral hog or the much debated gray wolf, there‘s an ammo offering perfect for your needs. So, in the words of the American patriot Frank Loesser, “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”
- Although Barnes VOR-TX rifle ammo isn’t necessarily new, it’s been making huge headlines since it’s debut. Available in .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem. and .243 Win., just to name a few. My favorite hog hunting bullet, the .300 AAC Blackout, produces velocities of 2,400 fps for the 110-grain, polymer-tipped bullet delivering 1,407 foot-pounds of energy. Even with short barrel rifles, this bullet has shown to provide as much as 20 plus inches of penetration out to 300 yards. The all-copper construction provides consistent terminal performance, making it an excellent choice for medium sized predators and hogs alike. Also, coming soon is an exciting new 120-grain Black Tip offering for the .300 Blackout. If I’m chasing big cats or wolves, my .260. Rem gets the nod. A 120-grain Barnes TTSX at nearly 3,000 fps will stop any 100-pound plus toothy creature in its tracks.