ALLIANT POWDER's American-made Power Pro series-Magnum Pistol, Varmint, Magnum, Heavy .308 and Large Rifle- of canister spherical propellants offers improved velocity and density, efficient metering and duplication of certain factory loads. Reloder 50 is a clean-burning .50-cal.- specific propellant, and Pro Reach is formulated for long-range 12-ga. clay target and hunting loads. www.alliantpowder.com
AMERICAN PIONEER POWDER expands its Stick line to include Jim Shockey's Gold Super Sticks, which are available in 100- and 150-gr./vol.-equivalent versions. Using TaperTech technology, Super Sticks deliver reliable ignition along all edges, while delivering clean, powerful and dependable performance. www.americanpioneerpowder.com
BARNES BULLETS' Busters are non-expanding, deep-penetrating bullets for large, tough game like bear, wild boar and Cape buffalo. The cannelured, heavy-for-caliber bullets are designed to deliver exceptional penetration and feature a heavy lead core surrounded by a thick copper jacket. Busters are set to be available mid-year for .44, .45 and .500 magnum handguns and .45-70 Gov't lever-actions. www.barnesbullets.com
BLACK HILLS' two new 55-gr. .223 Rem. loadings feature Barnes bullets; one is a TSX solid copper bullet and the other a lead-free frangible-core bullet. Also new is a .223 Rem. load with a 55-gr. FMJ Hornady bullet loaded into new military brass. In handgun ammunition, three new loadings include 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP with Barnes TAC-XP pure copper hollow-point bullets. www.black-hills.com.
FEDERAL, through its affordable American Eagle line, has added a .30-'06 Sprg. load with a 150-gr. FMJ and propellant charges tailored to the M1 Garand's gas system along with a .308 Win. load that has a 168-gr. open-tip match bullet for M1A shooters. Also new is a .338 Federal Power-Shok load with a 200-gr. soft point bullet. Federal Premium Trophy Bonded Tip offerings have nearly doubled, with loadings ranging from .270 Win. to .338 Federal. Fusion has also been expanded to include .223 Rem., .260 Rem., 6.5x55 mm Swedish and .45-70 Gov't, as well as .460 S&W Mag. and .500 S&W Mag. A 2½", .410 shell in four-pellet 000 buck or No. 4 shot is tailored to the Taurus Judge. The Nyclad bullet has been brought back to the Personal Defense line in a 125-gr. .38 Spl. loading. www.federalpremium.com.
FIOCCHI AMMUNITION's EMB (Expanding Mono Block) Tundra rifle ammunition
is loaded in 150-, 168- and 175-gr. versions in .308 Win. and .30-'06 Sprg. EMB has a copper bullet with a Tundra tungsten composite insert. Tundra Composite HTS (Heavier-Than-Steel) and HTL (Heavier-Than-Lead) waterfowl and pheasant loads use 9.5 g/cc and 12.5 g/cc. pellets, respectively, and can be used standard choke and classic barrel combinations that are safe with lead shot. www.fiocchiusa.com
GAMO's Tomahawk PHP (Pointed Hollow Point) pellets are designed to deliver maximum shock and expansion in a match-quality pellet. www.gamousa.com
HORNADY is adding the new .338 Marlin Express cartridge to its LEVERevolution line, which propels a 200-gr. bullet at around 2500 f.p.s. at the muzzle. Also new to the LEVERevolution line is the .45 Colt chambering. The Hornady Dangerous Game line now includes the new .416 Ruger as well as traditional favorites like the .404 Jeffery, the .470 Nitro Express and the .500 Nitro Express. For competitive shooters, Hornady has developed match ammunition suited for the task. It includes a .30-'06 Sprg. load designed specifically for the M1 Garand, the .308 Palma designed to be the ultimate .308 Win. match round, and a new .50 BMG load with an A-MAX bullet. It is available in .380 ACP, 9 mm Luger, .38 Spl. and .38 Spl. +P. www.hornady.com
NOSLER has a new 6.5 mm, 140-gr. AccuBond-the company's proprietary bonded bullet. In its E-Tip line, the company introduces a 6 mm, 90-gr. bullet and a .338-cal., 200-grainer. For handgun hunters, a 10 mm, 180-gr. Sporting Handgun bullet is here. Competition shooters will appreciate the new 6 mm, 105-gr. and .30-cal., 175-gr. offerings. For lever-action devotees, a .30-cal., 150-gr. Ballistic Silvertip Round Nose features a polymer tip that can be safely used in tubular magazines. Its new Trophy Grade Ammunition-complete cartridges-has very high quality control standards and is available in most popular calibers. www.nosler.com