The popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor has grown tremendously in the past few years. It has gone from being a somewhat specialized cartridge used predominantly by long range shooters to something that shooters of all skill levels and disciplines can realistically consider. It's even started to gain a pretty serious following among hunters as a medium-game cartridge.
Ammunition manufacturers have caught onto this and have begun producing high-quality target loads, as well as dedicated hunting loads, to feed the demand. Federal Premium is one such company, recently announcing the addition of a 6.5 Creedmoor load to its excellent Fusion line of deer hunting ammo.
Now, hunters who have come to appreciate the Fusion line's impressive performance – largest expansion and highest weight retention in class – can experience these same qualities in a 6.5 Creedmoor option. As with prior cartridges in the line, the new 6.5 Creedmoor Fusion features a molecular-fused jacket and pressure-formed core for deep penetration and stopping power, hence the “Fusion” name.
The new 6.5 Creedmoor Fusion load is topped with a 140-grain boat-tail bullet with a skived tip for long-range expansion. These features combined with the Creedmoor's natural long-range accuracy, flat trajectory, and mild recoil, make this load a perfect option for deer hunters, especially those facing longer than average shots.
The 6.5 Creedmoor Fusion from Federal Premium will be available for $32.95 for a box of 20 rounds. And for those not shooting a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, the Fusion line includes 34 additional loads ranging from .223 Rem. to .45-70 Government. For more information on the new 6.5 Creedmoor Fusion or the Fusion line in general, visit Federal Premium's website.