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.
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.
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)
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.
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.