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This is 2024's Best Shotgun & Rifle Ammo

Live from SHOT Show 2024, we've got the latest ammo offerings for rifles and shotguns.

This is 2024's Best Shotgun & Rifle Ammo

You can have the best-feeling, most-balanced rifle or shotgun in the world, but if you fail to pair the firearm with quality ammo, success rates will dip. The good news for 2024 is that several top ammo kingpins launched a plethora of new shotgun and rifle ammo, sure to help you fill limits and freezers.

New Rifle Ammo

Hornady V-Match

Hornady continues to come up with innovative ways to elevate ammo, With their new V-Match line being perfect for predator hunting with match-grade accuracy it’s no wonder this was launched after their 22 ARC. Featuring the ELD-VT bullet that blends the low-drag match bullet engineering with the fragmentation of a varmint bullet, this new line is sure to be a homerun to all the diehard coyote hunters.

hornady
$48 per box | hornady.com

Browning Ammunition MaxPoint

Browning Ammo's new-for-2024 MaxPoint is a rapidly expanding bullet with a polymer tip, offered in an array of caliber and grain weight options. Heavy-weight bullets promise deep penetration, and the design ensures maximum accuracy at ranges close and far. Each projectile features a thick-wall copper jacket. The case is nickel-plated for maximum corrosion resistance; each box contains 20 rounds.

browning
$70 per box | browningammo.com

Winchester Super Suppressed 400 Legend

New from the minds at Winchester is the Super Suppressed 400 Legend. A 300-grain bullet that promises clean and reliable performance from suppressed and non-suppressed rifles, the Open Range Tip hits with a wallop. Muzzle velocity is 1,060 fps. A sub-sonic round, noise is greatly reduced, and a copper jacket encloses the base of the bullet core to reduce lead fouling in the barrels and suppressors.

supersuppressed
$25 per box | winchester.com

Federal Fusion Tipped

Ready to fill freezers, Federal's all-new Fusion Tipped design gives big-game hunters the same coveted bonded soft-point bullet as the original Fusion ammo, but these newbies sport a polymer tip. This boosts the ballistic coefficient, creates flatter trajectories and increases downrange energy for maximum accuracy and penetration at extended ranges. Federal's Fusion Tipped is available in nine offerings from 300 Blackout to .300 Win. Mag.

fusiontipped
$45-$82 per box | federalpremium.com

Remington Premier CuT

Remington's latest big-game ammo, Premier CuT, showcases a monolithic copper alloy bullet to maximize aerodynamic efficiency and weight retention. The bullet sports a precision tip and posts a high-BC rating, which means flatter ballistic curve and increased accuracy. On impact, testing by Remington notes rapid expansion and energy transfer and an impressive 95 percent weight retention on medium to large game. Precision grooves on the bullet enhance aerodynamics, leading to deadly in-the-field results. Remington's new Premier CuT is available in various popular big-game calibers from 6.5 Creedmoor to .270 Win to .300 Win Mag and more.

premiercut
$55-$71 per box | remington.com

Barnes JHP Rifle

An excellent pelt-popper, the Barnes JHP Rifle is hell on coyotes, bobcats and other toothy critters. Predator hunters can choose between JHP BT and JHP FB bullets, which are available in many cartridge options and bullet weights. Carefully engineered for maximum versatility and lethality, these jacked hollow-point projectiles promise terminal results and pinpoint precision.

barnes
$26-$46 | barnesbullets.com

New Shotgun Ammo

Federal Freight Train Copper

An all-new lineup from Federal is available in 20- and 12-gauge offerings. Freight Train Copper rounds feature tipped slugs capable of deer-dropping accuracy and power out to 200 yards. Hull lengths are 2-3/4 and 3-inch, and the slugs' polymer tip and aerodynamic nose boost downrange accuracy and energy. The deep externally skived slug cavity provides consistent, aggressive expansion across a broad velocity range.

freighttrain
$22-$25 per box of 5 | federalpremium.com

Winchester New 28-Gauge 3-Inch Shotshells

Always moving forward, Winchester sought out and received approval to add 3-inch 28-gauge shotshells to SAAMI, and the 2024 28-gauge collection is impressive. From Winchester Bismuth to Super Pheasant to Xpert Pheasant to Dove & Target, 28-gauge fans now have longer-length shotshell offerings with larger payloads in tried-and-true loads that should fill the game bag.

winshot
$18-$55 per box | winchester.com

Remington Nitro-Steel Duplex

Loaded with two different steel shot sizes for maximum performance at all ranges, Remington's Nitro-Steel Duplex is available in BBx2, 2x6, BBx4 and 2x4 shot blends. The blended high-velocity magnum steel payload provides solid pattern density at close and far ranges, and a super-tough four-petal shot cup — the Remington Wad — protects barrels and ensures performance with a wide range of choke designs. The drab hull and high base head reduce game-spooking glare.

remnitro
$40 per box | remington.com

Apex 28-Gauge Mossy Oak Green Leaf Turkey TSS Blend

The kill-turkeys-with-sub-gauges rave is alive and well and bringing a new 28-gauge longbeard wrecker to the party for 2024 is Apex. Set to make spring dreams come true by stacking No. 9 and No. 10 Tungsten Shot into a 2-3/4-inch shotshell with a 1-1/2-ounce payload, this ammo is sure to please. With every trigger pull, turkey goers get a payload of 665 ultra-dense 18.1 g/cc pellets, which is crazy for a 28-gauge hull, and each shell contains clean burning powder and Apex's Tungsten Propulsion Wad System for tight patterns and maximum barrel protection.

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$55 per 5-round box | apexammunition.com

Hevi-Shot Hevi-XII 410 Bore No. 5 & No. 7

Loaded with Hevi-Shot's 12g/cc tungsten, proven 53.8 percent denser than lead, these .410 Bore killers are just what the Waterfowl Doctor ordered — the 410 Bore No. & No. 7 blend is lethal and allows for a maximum payload, and the duo of shot sizes means efficiency and great pattern density at various ranges.

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hevishot
$100 per box of 25 | hevishot.com



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