Gallery: Great New Ammo for 2017

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American Eagle Syntech

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If you love shooting as much as you dislike cleaning your handgun after a day at the range, American Eagle’s Syntech ammo is made for you. Each bullet is encapsulated within a polymer coating, eliminating copper fouling and metal-on-metal contact while extending barrel life. It’s also loaded with a clean-burning powder to reduce powder residue build-up. Syntech is available in 9mm, .45 Auto and .40 S&W. ($19.95-$33.95; FederalPremium.com)

There’s ammo, there’s good ammo, and then there’s great ammo. They all work, but some clearly work better than others. Thanks to high-quality components, carefully engineered loads and hours of testing, ammo makers have created yet another batch of high-quality ammo for hunting, plinking, precision target shooting and personal defense. Yep, there’s some great ammo for just about everyone who owns a gun and who likes to use it. After countless hours at the range and in the field, our editors and writers built this list of the best new loads this year. Whether you prefer handguns, shotguns, rimfires, ARs, bolt-action rifles or all of the above, you’ll find at least one more reason to head to your favorite gun store here.

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.


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