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Karl.Luhr 10-31-2011 07:54 PM

Fusion bullets from Federal
I was wondering the other day if anyone has used the new Fusion bullets by Federal on Deer yet? I sent them an email asking if they are going to start offering the bullets to those of us that reload. I hate the current prices of the 30 cal 165gr Nosler Balistic tips at ~18-19 dollars per 50. If they were 10-12 dollars per 100 I would be very happy. I can live without the plastic tip.


WisconsinDeer 10-31-2011 08:14 PM

I haven't used them before, but it would be nice if they offered the bullets separate. They'd probably be closer to $23-$28 per 100 (for 30 cal) would be my guess.

Karl.Luhr 10-31-2011 09:11 PM

A low cost alternative
I think that they would have to be cheaper than 28 per 100. I think the last price I saw for Remington Core-locks was around 14 per 100. I was hopeing for similar pricing for a better bullet. It might be to much to ask for. I had used Remington factory ammo before I started reloading and always liked it. Once I started loading the other bullet choices looked superior even if they did cost more. The only place where I have saved money on bullets is my hardcast lead ones for my pistols in 357 mag and 45acp.


Karl.Luhr 10-31-2011 09:16 PM

Darn now even Remingtons went up in price
You are probibly right on your estimate. I just checked and the Remington core-locks 30 cal 165gr are 26 dollars/100. The Federal Fusions I am sure would be priced similar at best.


kemster99 10-31-2011 09:37 PM

i shoot the 62 grn Fusion in both my ARs for hogs. Also shoot them in my 25-06. Trying them in my new .308 this weekend. I like them. Open nicely and retain alot of their weight. ( have only recovered 2, from hogs i have shot)

TexasRem700 11-01-2011 07:21 AM

Build you own! Can never go wrong that way, I produce all my ammo for each of my guns even if their the same cal.

turner 11-01-2011 08:38 AM

I think the Fusion ammo is some of the best shooting, reasonably priced ammo out there. I tried it first in my then new Ruger .338 Fed and it gave sub MOA from the git-go. I saw no reason to switch after that and took a big Ky buck with it that first season with excellent performance from the bullet/load. I've also got one of my M70/'06 sighted in with a 180gr load and it shoots it very well. I think it's a great bullet.

Karl.Luhr 11-01-2011 05:38 PM

I did get a can-ed reply to my suggestion
The customer service department at Federal said they would pass on my request for component bullets in the Fusion line for us reloaders. I had sent an email before and that time I was told they were not offering components for reloading. I hope that if enough people ask they will decide it is worth the trouble to offer the Fusion bullets. I really would like a bunch of 165gr .308 cal Fusions.


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