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Federal Ammunition Unveils NEW Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer Offerings

Straight-wall cartridges are getting a lot of press in recent years because our powers that be – in their infinite wisdom – believe that if a rifle casing is straight on its edge, that will be safer for everyone who is hunting in the surrounding area (I cannot believe we’re entertaining conversations like this, but I digress). For all of the people who hunt in more restrictive areas of the United States, Federal has some good news with additional Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer offerings.

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For those who might be unacquainted with 360 Buckhammer, the cartridge has been specifically designed for lever-action rifles with a 0.358″ diameter bullet affording the shooter ballistics and power that are similar to .30-30 Winchester, but with softer recoil. With 360 Buckhammer being a straight-wall cartridge, it is legal in more areas where that were previously slug-only. The two different grain weight offerings in Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer come in traditional 20-count boxes with an MSRP of $36.99 each. All of the specs for Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer can be read below as presented by Federal:

  • Grain Weight: 180 | 200
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2,375 FPS | 2,200 FPS
  • Bullet Style: Soft Point
  • Ballistic Coefficient: 0.178 | 0.181
  • Consistent, Proven Performance | Quality Brass, Primers, and Propellant | Affordably Priced

Federal Ammunition Unveils NEW Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer Offerings

Anoka, Minnesota – November, 2023 – Federal Ammunition adds the new 360 Buckhammer cartridge to its Power-Shok product line. 360 Buckhammer is a brand new straight-wall cartridge recently launched by Remington Ammunition. It is specifically designed for lever-actions and is deadly-accurate past 200 yards. This new product is shipping to dealers and is available.

“The tag-filling efficiency of Federal Power-Shok has made it a legend in hunting camps ranging from the Northwoods to the mountains and everywhere in between,” said Federal’s Centerfire Ammunition Product Line Manager Eric Miller. “Our traditional lead-core hunting bullets offer accurate performance at an affordable price. It is a great combination for this new cartridge. We certainly are excited to offer it in 360 Buckhammer.”

The two Power-Shok offerings in the all-new 360 Buckhammer cartridge are 180- and 200-grain jacketed soft-point bullets. The 180-grain option is currently available, and the 200-grain option is coming soon. The .358 diameter bullet delivers energy and trajectory like 30-30 Win., with softer recoil for better accuracy in the field.

There aren’t too many firearms chambered for 360 Buckhammer (yet), but the ones currently available from Henry Repeating Arms do look pretty nice. I would definitely be interested in taking one on a hunt to see how it performs on game. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer



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