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2016 Hot Gear: Cool, New Deer Hunting Ammo has Arrived


As well as match ammo for long-range and competition shooters, Hornady has rolled out a strong lineup of new ammunition for 2017 including additions to its popular deer hunting lineup of rifle cartridges and slugs.

Hornady’s American Whitetail series of deer-specific ammo grows this year with the popular 6.5 Creedmoor, available with the 129-grain InterLock bullet. Here’s a glance at some of the other additions and the full lineup of new cartridges can be found here.
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Hornady Black

Hornady Black ammunition features versatile loads optimized for excellent performance from America’s favorite guns. Loaded with legendary Hornady bullets, Hornady Black ammunition is designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms. Direct impingement, gas piston, suppressed, unsuppressed, inertia, bolt, pump, supersonic, subsonic, rifle, mid-length, carbine or pistol – Hornady Black ammunition delivers superior performance for a variety of applications.

Precision Hunter

Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, match-accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD-X bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. Propellants used in the Precision Hunter ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot to shot results regardless of temperature. This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance uniformity for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations. Featuring the radically superior ELD-X bullet with the Heat Shield tip, Precision Hunter is the ideal load for ANY hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at ALL practical ranges. New additions include:

  • 270 Win 145 gr. ELD-X®
  • 7MM-08 Rem 150 gr. ELD-X®
  • 280 Rem 150 gr. ELD-X®
  • 300 WSM 200 gr. ELD-X®
  • 300 Wby Mag 200 gr. ELD-X®


Elsewhere, the Superformance series adds .260 Rem in 129-grain SST and 300 WSM in 165-grain GMX, while the American Gunner series brings in the 6.5 Creedmoor in 140-grain BTHP.

If you’re a slug gun fan, the American Gunner Shotgun line now has 12-gauge Reduced Recoil loads in 1-ounce Rifled Slug and 00 Buckshot.

For lever action rifle aficionados, take a gander at the new Lever Revolution loads for .41 Mag in 190-grain FTX and the .25-35 Win addition with the 110-grain FTX bullet.

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