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Top 7 Handgun Hunting Loads for 2019

Here’s a detailed look at the best handgun hunting loads on the market today.

Federal Announces New .224 Valkyrie Loads

Federal announces two new flat-shooting premium .224 Valkyrie loads that are designed to deliver precision accuracy at long ranges.

Federal Introduces New Upland Steel Loads

Federal expands its Upland Steel ammo line to include lighter 12- and 20-gauge loads, ideal for doves and smaller upland game, especially in areas that require the use of non-lead shot.

SIG Sauer Hunting: Long-Range Loads Feature Exclusive Custom Bullet

SIG Sauer is diversifying its big-game ammunition with Elite Hunter Tipped, a new line engineered for versatile performance at all effective ranges, and especially when long-range precision is critical.

Review: Sierra GameChanger Ammo

Featuring Sierra’s new polymer-tipped boattail GameChanger bullet, the company’s first loaded ammo offering is extraordinarily accurate, flat-shooting and delivers excellent terminal performance.

First Look: Federal Heavyweight TSS Blended Turkey Loads

Federal’s new blended Heavyweight TSS loads combine No. 7 and No. 9, or No. 8 and No. 10 shot to deliver extremely high pellet-count patterns.

Hardware: Norma BondStrike Extreme

Norma’s BondStrike Extreme ammunition is a great all-around choice for the big-game hunter: It is wonderfully accurate and works at a wide variety of ranges.

Hardware: Hornady .300 PRC

A beltless non-rebated .30-caliber magnum rifle cartridge designed for extreme performance at long range, the new .300 PRC is the product of years of tinkering by Hornady, and acts like magic so long as the shooter does his part.

New for 2019: Sierra GameChanger Ammo

Sierra introduces its new GameChanger ammunition, topped with the polymer-tipped boattail GameChanger bullet, essentially a tipped GameKing. The brass casings feature the Sierra headstamp and carry on the tradition of fantastic accuracy that the company has rightfully earned.

First Look: Federal Fusion Component Bullets

Federal appeases handloaders by offering its popular Fusion bullet in component form for 2019. Bullets are available in five common and practical calibers, so users can tailor loads to make their rifles happy as well as employ Fusion projectiles when loading less-common cartridges not offered in factory options.

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