Federal XM 90 gr bonded SP 6.8 Ammo at PSA for $24.99
I been waiting for this ammo. Federal has finally made available their 90 gr bonded SP ammo through PSA. I've only seen this ammo offered for sale on Gun Broker for a hefty price tag. Early reports have this ammo as devastating on hogs. I believe this is the same ammo Federal is supplying the Saudi Government with for their new LWRC 6.8 rifles.
Federal has really come a long way in short time with their 6.8 offering. I've ordered 5 boxes to test.
Whose bullet? I'd like to load some up and give 'em a test...
Hmmmmmmmm...... I wonder just how much deader this ammo will make a pig than the ammo you have been using? ;) ;)
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Federal's bullet. They haven't release the bullet. Only the ammo for now.
Originally Posted by GSPKurt
Of the two (Federal's Fusion and this XM ammo) this supposedly the better choice one for hunting.
The Fusion is a little slow. From what've I've read, it ranks up there with Barnes' 95 gr TTSX/110 gr TSX, Nosler's 110 gr Accubond and Hornady's 120 gr SST.
But as Bang Bang suggested, a pig won't notice much of a difference if shot with one of these bullets.
Unless, it's a 350 lb beast.
Last edited by Ed308; 06-11-2013 at 10:22 AM.
Starting to read in some other Forums where Federal's XM 90 gr Gold Dots are not working well on large hogs. Have read where large hogs (ie: 200lbs +) are requiring several shots to drop. The heavier but slower 115 gr Fusion ammo seems to be better for the larger hogs. Too bad, I bought around 200 rounds of the ammo. For now, I stick to Hornady 120 gr SSt, Barnes TSX and TTSX (both expensive) or Nosler Accubond bullets when hunting with my 6.8.