Federal recently announced a new line of ammunition built exclusively for lever-action rifles. Federal HammerDown features molecularly bonded hunting bullets. The designs promote optimal cycling and overall ballistic performance in lever-actions. HamerDown launches in .357 Magnum, .327 Federal, .44 Rem. Mag., .45 Colt, .30-30 Win. and .45-70 Gov’t. A .35 Remington offering should be releasing soon.
Federal designed HammerDown ammo in collaboration with Henry Repeating Arms. HammerDown is specifically engineered for any and all lever guns. It functions flawlessly in side-gate loading and tubular magazines, according to Federal. To achieve this, Federal chamfered the case on the cartridges. A specialized geometry on the front face of the case rim helps facilitate cycling.
Federal chose heavy-for-caliber bullets, set to increased velocities, to deliver better depth of penetration. The molecularly bonded bullets deliver weight retention on impact. The precision-built cases also feature nickel-plated brass. The clean-burning, consistent powders are specifically formulated. Finally, Gold Medal primers deliver reliable ignition.
For anyone who has ever hunting with or fired a lever-action rifle, they can definitely hang up during cycling. Designed to work more smoothly in the action, Federal HammerDown improves upon a classic. Built to penetrate from lever-action barrel lengths, HammerDown might just usher in a new era in lever-gun hunting.
Available in 20-count packages, Federal HammerDown retails for $19.99 (.45-70 Gov’t retails for $38.99). For more information, visit federalpremium.com.
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