Federal Ammunition Expands Its HammerDown Lineup

posted on February 7, 2022
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Federal Ammunition has announced three new loads in its HammerDown line: .45 Colt, .35 Remington and .444 Marlin.

“Our goal for HammerDown was to deliver enhanced performance in any lever-action rifle. HammerDown provides the velocity and terminal performance required to be an effective and ethical hunting round for big game,” said Federal Ammunition centerfire rifle product manager Eric Miller. “With the addition of the 45 Colt, 35 Remington and 444 Marlin options to our lineup, that performance is now available to a broader audience of hunters and shooters.”

The velocities of all-new HammerDown offerings are customized for ballistic and terminal performance through lever-action barrel lengths. The construction of the molecularly bonded soft point bullets has also been adjusted for accuracy and expansion at those velocities. The geometry of each round’s case, bullet and cartridge aids cycling through tubular magazine and typical lever-action feeding systems. The .45 Colt, 35 Remington and 444 Marlin offerings come in addition to the original loadings of .30-30 Winchester, .357 Magnum, .327 Federal and .44 Remington Magnum.

“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 reliability of feeding,” continued Miller. “This feature essentially improves cycling in all lever-action feeding systems, such as side-gate loading and tubular magazines.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit federalpremium.comMSRP: $25.99-$65.99


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