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.
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.