First Impressions: Federal Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer Ammunition

Optimized for lever-action guns, this straight-wall cartridge is ready just in time for hunting season!

posted on November 8, 2023
Federal Power Shok 360 Buckhammer

Are you a lever-action hunter? If so, Federal Ammunition's new 360 Buckhammer cartridge has been added to the company's Power-Shok product line. A brand-new straight-wall cartridge specifically designed for lever guns, 360 Buckhammer is being touted as deadly accurate past 200 yards. Best of all, it's already shipping to dealers and will be on shelves in time for hunting season.

If you're not a lever-action hunter, here's a reason to consider becoming one: Straight-wall cartridges are becoming legal in hunting areas that were previously only "slug-only," meaning that hunters had to use a shotgun loaded with slugs. 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 very similar to the legendary .30-30 Win., only with softer recoil (which always translates to better accuracy in the field).

“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.” MSRP $36.99;




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