New Federal 450 BM ammo

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New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Robert FL » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:14 am

I see that Federal has added 3 new 450BM offerings, all 300 grain. It's good to see more choices.
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Hoot » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:40 am

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As per my ceaseless ranting, crimped down into the cannelure. ;)

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Spec says 1900fps. That actually sounds right for a 300 grainer. Is it me or doesn't that look like a roll crimp?

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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:53 am

looks like their heavy plated Deep Curl 454 bullet (2nd from right), and if that's the case, boys, she's gonna be a game changer in performance. I have some in my mess recovered from the sand bank backstop fired from ML's, and they open up like a Barnes every time.

Hoot, sure looks that way, but need to have one in hand to verify.

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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Robert FL » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:04 pm

I don't reload and depend on good factory ammo for hinting.. I have not had any problems with The Hornady 250 FTX but I am always looking for a "better" bullet. I will try a box of the fusion, Non-Typical and power shok? once they are in stock..
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Buckeye45 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:19 pm

Very glad to see another major player jumping into the game. This will certainly put pressure on Hornady to up their offerings after much bad press. I have always liked federal ammo as it has always worked well at an affordable price.
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby 303hunter » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:39 pm

Midway USA is showing it out of stock, but back order ok, so it won’t be long now.
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby MiHunter » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:55 am

Hoot wrote:Is it me or doesn't that look like a roll crimp?

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In my ar reloading handbook from lyman they specify a light roll crimp to be used on the 450 but caution against a heavy roll crimp due to headspace issues.
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby bushmeister » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm looking forward to a bullet that will hold up if you hit a rib or shoulder.
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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Al in Mi » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:17 am

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Re: New Federal 450 BM ammo

Postby Robert FL » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:17 am

Yes, I see the Power Shok is in stock. I have a few 250 Hornady rounds to use for spring and summer hogs. I am really wanting to try the 300 grain Fusions when they are out.
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