If you’re interested in new deer ammo this year — whether it be for whitetail, blacktail or mule deer — there are great choices for the 2017 season.
Deer hunting season will open before you know it. The more prepared you are beforehand increases your chances of success.
Check out the newest deer ammo featured recently in our 2017 Gear Issue magazine editions. (By Gary Lewis and Tony J. Peterson)
Legendary performance is attributed to the 168-grain 30-caliber. This new long and sleek projectile in Nosler’s AccuBond Long Range line has a BC of .598 and an OAL of 1.390.
Hornady’s Precision Hunter line has garnered a lot of attention. Now the ELD-X is available in loaded ammunition in 270 Win, 7mm-08, 280 Rem, 300 WSM, 300 Weatherby Mag.
Nosler and Winchester have a long relationship, marrying their commitments to accuracy. This bonded bullet employs Nosler technology for a high ballistic coefficient projectile in a nickel-plated shell case. Available in six new offerings for 2017, including a 142-grain 6.5 Creedmoor.
BXR’s Rapid Expansion Matrix Tip is designed for high downrange velocity and energy retention and a rapid expansion. New for this year is the 129-grain 6.5 Creedmoor (MSRP, $30) and the 134-grain .270 WSM.
Edge TLR, with its sleek profile and groove technology, is made to drift and drop less. They have been said to expand out to 900 yards thanks to the copper shank and bonded lead-core design.
Deer Season XP is now offered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The 125-grain bullet is designed with a radically larger impact diameter to deliver serious knockdown power.
If you need, or just want, a nontoxic steel 12-gauge slug versus lead, consider the new Broadhead Hexolit 32 from DDupleks USA. This 1.125-ounce round leaves the muzzle at 1,400 fps while carrying 2,130 foot pounds of energy. The 435-grain hollow-point slug is designed with six break-away petals for controlled expansion and multiple wound channels.
$10 for 5 rounds
Browning Ammunition has the shotgun-toting crowd covered with their BXS offerings in both 12- and 20-gauge. The 1-ounce 12-gauge and 3/4-ounce 20-gauge slugs both leave the barrel at 1,600 fps. The copper slug has a polymer tip.
New to the popular American Gunner line is a 1-ounce rifled slug in 12-gauge. This 2 3/4-inch deer ammo is designed with a compression-style wad that softens recoil, protects the slug at ignition and seals the bore for consistent velocity and accuracy.
$8.27 for 5 rounds