Posted February 7, 2019 10:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

As the shift to the extreme long-range shooting continues to gain momentum and hunters at any distance expect stellar terminal results, ammunition manufacturers keep pace with new technology. A few throwbacks have found their way into the mix as well. Here are some of our most anticipated hunting ammunition finds from SHOT.
Sierra Gamechanger

The Sierra Gamechanger line of hunting ammunition indeed marks a major shift in the market.  Previously, Sierra was known for their bullets, but now, it’s full speed ahead with premium ammunition. The Gamechanger loads make use of Sierra’s proven GameKing polymer-tipped bullets. Loaded ammo will initially be available in five calibers: .243 Win, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win, and .308 Win, with 7mm Mag, .30-06, and .300 Mag coming later in 2019.
Federal Shorty Shotshells

Despite dozens of other new ammunition offerings, none received the overwhelming interest as the Shorty Shotshells. Although they’re only 1-3/4 inch long, Shorty’s are advertised to “offer similar patterns, energy, and accuracy as full-size counterparts.  The Shorty will be available in 12-gauge with a  #8 shot, #4 buck, and rifled slug.
Barnes VOR-TX LR

Barnes may be a little late to the long-range hunting ammunition party, but better late than never in the case of the


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