If you love hunting, then you know all about Steven Rinella. Host of the popular series “MeatEater,” his hunting skills are only rivaled by his impeccable storytelling abilities. For 2020, Federal decided to team up with Rinella to create an exclusive new line of ammunition, featuring its Trophy Copper rifle ammunition, 3rd Degree turkey loads, and the all-new Federal Premium Bismuth shotshells.
The new Trophy Copper ammunition will be available in at least two calibers, 6.5 Creedmoor and 280 Ackley Improved, with more calibers potentially being added later.
Here are a few features of the new Trophy Copper ammunition:
- Gold Medal primer
- Nickel-plated for easy extraction and corrosion protection
- Specially formulated propellant with copper-reducing additives
- Grooved bullet shank decreases fouling and improves accuracy
- Copper-alloy construction for up to 99 percent weight retention
- Tipped, skived bullet cavity ensures consistent expansion
- High-performance polymer tip and boat-tail design for a flat trajectory and match-grade accuracy
For waterfowl and upland bird hunters, the Federal Premium Bismuth shells have some great features to offer. Available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge, here are the specs:
- Lead-free Catalyst primer
- Safe and effective for use in all shotguns
- Payload of high-quality Bismuth shot meets non-toxic requirements
- Flitecontrol Flex wad for dense, consistent patterns
- Pellets are almost as dense as lead, 9.6 g/cc, for lethality at longer ranges than steel payloads
If you’re looking to get after the gobblers, Federal has released their MeatEater 3rd Degree TSS turkey loads in both 12- and 20-gauge.
- 40 percent No. 7 Heavyweight Tungsten Super Shot; Groups tightly at the pattern’s center for long-range lethality
- 40 percent No. 5 Premium lead; Creates a dense, deadly pattern at midrange
- 20 percent No. 6 Flitestopper lead; Spreads quickly to create a forgiving close-range pattern
- The Flitecontrol Flex wad works through both ported and standard turkey chokes
For more information on these and other products from Federal, visit federalpremium.com.