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Old March 21, 2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Federal FUSION?

Federal Fusion. I've been looking at this ammo. I dont want to buy the premium stuff yet (I'll save that for when I start reloading). I was wonding if anybody could tell me anything about this ammunition. Its not a soft point bullet is it?

I've been looking for something that is cheap to shoot, but I dont want to use soft point.

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Old March 21, 2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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Or here's a better question. What do you think of soft points? Accuracy wise. I just dont feel comfortable shooting something that I think is melting away or losing its shape before it hits the target.
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Old March 21, 2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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I have found soft points to not be as accurate and I am pretty sure it has to do with the bullet being out of balance when it is spinning.
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Old March 22, 2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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Have not shot anything but paper with them but they tend to be the most accurate factory loads I've tried.
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Old March 22, 2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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I don't know about SP bullets not being accurate, I shoot a lot of Sierra SP bullets and have great accuracy. The tip isn't going to be melted away by shooting a bullet, there isn't enough friction to do that going down the barrel. Great accuracy has been achieved by lead cast bullets, that don't even have copper jackets, so I wouldn't worry about melting.

The tips might get a little deformed in the magazine due to recoil but if you are at the range just load single shot, hunting it will not throw off the POI enough to make any difference. Protected point and polymer tips prevent the deformation that takes place sometimes in the magazines. Personally I think you should try different ammunition and see what works, you might find a regular SP bullet will give you the best accuracy, just because it was a little more expensive doesn't mean it will shoot better in your rifle.
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Old March 22, 2009, 07:43 PM   #6
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The Federal Fusion is a protected point, SP, bullet. It has a copper jacket all the way to the end, with no lead showing. I've used Fusions and have found them to be VERY accurate in my gun, and they also worked very well on game this past season. I plan on adding at least two more calibers of Fusions to the two I already have.
Hope that helped. Good Luck.
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