With all the cool guns on display at SHOT Shot 2014 it's easy to forget the other end of the equation — ammunition. Here is just a taste of what's hitting the ammo market in the next year, with some new reloading supplies thrown in for good measure.
Federal Premium 10mm Vital-Shok Ammo
Federal Premium is giving shooters a dual-purpose round with the introduction of 10mm Vital-Shok. With 18-inches of penetration, the 180-grain jacketed hollow point has more than enough power for a defensive round. But it also has the energy to be utilized as a hunting load… bears beware! Checkout video of it in action!
Hornady Lock-n-Load Control Panel/Safeguard Die
Hornady has scratched up a couple new innovations for its popular Lock-n-Load progressive reloading press. The control panel can be programed to monitor a number of features – from powder level to number of bullets remaining. It also has a finished cartridge counter that can be reset at any time. Working in conjunction with the control panel is the new Safeguard Die, which monitors each round’s powder charge and shuts down the entire system if a cartridge is uncharged or has received a double load of powder. Take a look at the control panel and die working in conjunction.
Remington Ultimate Defense
Remington is expanding its popular Ultimate Defense ammunition line to incorporate more calibers. It also will spilt the line into two, one for full-sized handguns, a second for compact. Each will be optimized for the size of gun in which it will be used. Compare the lines' specs.
CCI Suppressor 22 Long Rifle
Suppressors are becoming more common in the shooting world and one of the top rimfire ammunition manufacturers is not missing out on the action. CCI is introducing its Suppressor 22LR line, which will deliver hollow-point bullets with 970 foot pounds of energy with minimal noise signature. Find out why CCI is so quite.
Nosler's First Proprietary Cartridge
Nosler has produced its first proprietary rifle cartridge this year, a smokin’ hot little number called the 26 Nosler. The 6.5mm cartridge pushes the design limits, but comes out with some pretty impressive numbers in doing so. The 26 has a point-blank range of 0-415 yards and retains as much velocity at 400 yards as the 260 Remington produces at the muzzle. Gun Digest has the story!
Redding Micro-Adjusting Taper Crimp Dies
Redding Reloading is attempting to take some of the guesswork out of reloading two of the most popular rifle rounds. The company is releasing its Micro-Adjusting Taper Crimp Dies for the .223/5.56 NATO and .308/7.62 NATO. The top adjusting dies do not need to be removed to set the proper crimp like traditional dies. Get dialed in.
Hornady Lite Ammunition
No shame in going lite, especially if you are a new shooter or an old one with a few sore joints. Hornady Lite is the renown ammunition manufacturer’s solution for exactly those shooters. The rounds perform nearly like their regular counterparts, but Hornady promises 25- to 43-percent less kick. See what Gun Digest had to say on the matter.
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