Federal Premium® Fusion® Rifle Ammo
1 shot, no kill
So, I use a Rem 700 25-06 for deer. I decided to pick up a couple box's of these fusion rounds because of the positive reviews I was reading. I shot a box just to see how they performed and I thought they did just fine. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Deer season came around and I had a beautiful Black-Tail buck staring at me only about 60yrds away. I took a shot, heard a strange noise that didn't sound normal, and then the buck just bounced away. I couldn't believe it. I'm not sure if this was a half loaded round or what happened. No blood... nothing. I would not miss at this range. I re-created the shot (to clear doubt in myself) with more distance and using a bottle and I nailed it with the next round. I will never buy these rounds again since they cost me a nice buck this year.
Another note on these rounds... I have never had rounds that would corrode this bad. I threw a few rounds out because I didnt even want to load them in my clip or rifle. It rains a lot up here in the NW, but i've never had rounds do that. I keep good care of my equipment.
I am happy for those of you that have had a good experience with this brand, but my experience was extremely frustrating.
November 26, 2014
Excellent Elk Round
So far, I've taken 7 bull elk with this round, ranging from 20-350 yards. I shoot a .270 win and use the 150 grain. A friend of mine took down a monster mule deer with this round with a .308. I get more consistency with this round at the range than any other round. That by itself gives me confidence that this bullet will perform flawlessly when I need it to.
August 1, 2014
Good hunting round!
I shot a whitetail buck facing me at 30 yards . It was getting ready to run whitetail up ,so I made a quick shot for front between shoulders in chest. I was shooting my .308 marlin bolt gun, with150 grain bullet.The buck a big 3x3 was facing south when bullet hit ,went in small circle 6 feet dead facing north . Lots of blood on the snow. this bullet killed it fast. When skinned out ,small hole in dime size, nickle size out ahead of back quarter at flank. My guess is it did not fully expand out ,maybe cause of being so close?I will be buying them for 30-06 for Elk hunting round soon.
May 10, 2014
Great ammo good price
Good accurate ammo. Always shoots well in my guns. I use several different calibers in the fusion line. Don't hesitate to buy it. Especially in these hard to find ammo times.
March 7, 2014