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This Is The New Rifle Ammo For 2023

The new rifle ammunition will be sure to keep you on target in 2023.

This Is The New Rifle Ammo For 2023

Federal Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer

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Federal's Power-Shok is a hunting legend trusted by big-game hunters from East to West and everywhere between. For 2023, Federal boosts its coveted Power-Shok line with a pair of new offerings in the all-new 360 Buckhammer. A straight-wall cartridge created for lever-action guns that promises precision beyond 200 yards, the .358-diameter, jacketed soft-point bullet delivers maximum energy with improved accuracy. Another big win of this load is it's legal in more previously slug-only areas. The Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer is available in 180-grain and 200-grain bullet offerings.

$37; federalpremium.com

Federal Hornady ELD-X

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Offered in a smattering of calibers for 2023, Federal gives big-game goers a match-accurate bullet that hits like a freight train and ensures effective expansion across a range of velocities, making it an excellent choice for taking big critters at any range. The nonstandard polymer tip is engineered to resist deformation, maximize ballistics and initiate extreme-range expansion. The bullet also boasts an optimized boattail, concentric copper jacket and ultra-robust shank. Like most Federal killers, this top-tier ammo utilizes nickel-plated brass and specially formulated propellant.

$53-$83; federalpremium.com


Norma BondStrike

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Norma's BondStrike combines a streamlined polymer tip with a match-grade style boattail for a ballistic win that's a nightmare for big game. Designed to provide terminal performance at all distances and deliver bone-breaking force, the BondStrike bullet's thinner front-jacket expands at all ranges. Power Bonding technology ensures high residual weight and penetration. BondStrike is available in multiple caliber configurations.

$40-$74; normashooting.com

Browning Silver Series

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A modern version of the timeless soft-point bullet, Browning's new Silver Series utilizes proven, traditional bullet technology with a twist. Browning goes the extra mile in 2023 to modernize the classic bullet design with nickel plating to ensure maximum corrosion resistance and smooth feeding while fitting each casing with heavy-for-the-caliber projectiles that hit like a ton of bricks. Browning's Silver Series is available in many calibers and is a great choice for any big-game foray you have planned in 2023.


$ Prices Vary; browningammo.com

Winchester Power-Point 35 Whelen & 300 Blackout

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Dubbed by many as the poor man's magnum, the 35 Whelen is an extremely versatile cartridge with a wide frontal area and a high bullet grain weight. Introduced in 1923, this cartridge is a perfect addition to Winchester's tried-and-true Power-Point line. With an exposed lead tip, Power-Point bullets are constructed with a copper jacket and showcase strategically placed notches around the jacket mouth to initiate rapid and uniformed expansion. Loaded in 35 Whelen, the 200-grain bullet will quickly anchor deer and other big-game critters. The 300 Blackout Power-Point sports a bullet weight of 150 grains and is a great option for those that chase their whitetail dreams with an AR-style rifle. The .308-inch diameter bullet is loaded into a bottleneck cartridge to ensure cycling, and with the Power-Point bullet, this round promises exceptional accuracy and deep penetration.




$Prices Vary; winchester.com

Remington Premier Long Range Featuring Speer Impact

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From the minds at Remington comes carefully selected brass loaded with Speer's top-notch Impact bullets. The tough bonded-core construction punches deep and destroys close targets. At the same time, the patented Slipstream Tip initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than standard polymer tips to ensure put-them-down impact at extended distances. The Impact's ultra-sleek make and tightly tapered hybrid ogive combined with its boattail mean a high ballistic coefficient comparable to match-grade bullets. With a bullet this cherry, Remington selected top-quality propellants and primers to top it off.

$60-$99; remington.com

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Remington 360 Buckhammer

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Possibly the new kingpin of the straight-wall caliber family, Remington's new-for-2023 360 Buckhammer has been optimized for lever-action rifles and promises precision beyond 200 yards. The massive .358" diameter bullet flies fast and flat and has energy and drop like that of a 30-30 Winchester. A joy to shoot, this low-recoil round is sure to be cheered by the lever-action masses, especially those that chase their whitetail dreams in states that have put straight-wall laws in place. Available in Remington's Core-Lok SP in grain weights of 180 and 200, this new round should raise more than a few eyebrows.

$37; remington.com

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