New: Federal HammerDown .45 Colt

Federal Ammunition announces new 250-grain .45 Colt load in lever-action HammerDown ammo lineup.

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posted on June 11, 2024
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The newest option in Federal Ammunition’s HammerDown ammo line is a .45 Colt 250-grain load that is now available at select dealers.

HammerDown was launched back in 2020 to much fanfare as a dedicated ammo product for lever-action guns.

More about HammerDown from Federal: “The velocities of HammerDown are customized to produce superior ballistics and terminal performance through lever-action barrel lengths. The construction of the molecularly bonded soft-point bullets has also been adjusted for the best accuracy and expansion at those velocities. The geometry of each round’s case, bullet and cartridge ensures flawless cycling through tubular magazine and typical lever-action feeding systems.”

Muzzle velocity for .45 Colt HammerDown ammo is 1,025 f.p.s., and energy from the muzzle is 583 foot-pounds.

In addition to the new .45 Colt load, Federal’s HammerDown is currently offered in .45-70 Govt., .444 Marlin, .30-30 Win., .357 Magnum, .327 Federal and .44 Rem. Magnum.

“We are thrilled to add the .45 Colt, designed for lever-action rifles, to our HammerDown lineup. This is another popular straight-wall cartridge that hunters and shooters are actively seeking out,” Federal Ammunition Handgun Product Manager Chris Laack said. “One of the enhanced design features found in all HammerDown ammo is that we chamfered the front face of the case rim on all the nickel-plated cases. This removes any sharp edges to increase the reliability of feeding. All the benefits HammerDown delivers will greatly enhance your shooting experience.”

MSRP is $39.99 per 20-round box. Visit federalpremium.com to learn more about Federal HammerDown in .45 Colt.

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