Federal Fusion Now Available in 6.5 Creedmoor

Fusion 6.5 Creedmoor

The Federal Fusion line of ammunition has been around since 2005. Federal started the flood of whitetail-specific, hunting ammunition lines which Hornady (American Whitetail) and others were quick to follow. One thing that Hornady did beat Federal to the punch on is adding 6.5 Creedmoor into their respective line-up. They did this earlier this year in May. To appeal to even more hunters, Federal now is expanding their Fusion into 6.5 Creedmoor.

Like all of the Fusion ammo, it will feature a design purpose-driven for deer hunting.

  • Boat-Tail Bullet Profile — Better Aerodynamics, Energy Retention & Ballistic Coefficient
  • Molecularly-Fused Jacket — Improves Weight Retention, Bullet Uniformity & Consistency
  • Skived Bullet Tip — Better Long Range Expansion

The 6.5 Creedmoor caliber continues to grow in popularity every year. Target shooters love the caliber for its flat trajectory and lighter recoil. For those very same reasons a deer hunter can definitely appreciate it as well. Fusion 6.5 Creedmoor is an obvious candidate for whitetail, but it could also be used on other medium-sized game like antelope, boar, coyote, or sheep.

Fusion 6.5 Creedmoor

Right now, Hornady dominates the 6.5 Creedmoor ammo selection in any given gun shop. They have 7 different flavors for consumers to choose from. Federal, prior to this new addition, only had one out of their American Eagle line.

Hopefully Federal will begin to churn out more offerings in the 6.5 Creedmoor through their Power-Shok and Vital-Shok lines. The MSRP for the Fusion 6.5 Creedmoor is $32.95 which puts it right in the ballpark of Hornady’s offerings.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • Joshua Knott

    I can attest to the fusions performance ,albeit a different caliber (7.62×39). One shot, dead deer,passed through both lungs severed arteries above the heart and trucked out the other side to leave a three inch piece of humorous bone . It’s a nasty bullet that I couldn’t find afterwards in the Missouri oaks . Rifle shown below. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1ea50ee9c392f5b5223b8d80c894ad60bfdb89ae23d047cbaa588991eea3ab0.jpg

    • Longhaired Redneck

      That calls for a standing Ovation! I’m guessing the other one is an Epiphone…

      • Joshua Knott

        hahaha i applaud you, seriously i have never thought of that , thats my baby its a celebrity deluxe, and the other guitar is a greg bennet custom that i used to play alllll the time. i have to put in a new pickup selector and do some finishing. Thanks man

    • Sasquatch

      Nice. Have you use hornady steel match with the sst bullet?

      • Joshua Knott

        I do have about 100 rounds of the SST, but havent used them yet, i will though this coming season. i really wish i couldve found the round, and or not be an idiot and take pictures.