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Old February 16, 2021, 03:39 PM   #1
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Difference between Federal Fusion and Power Shok?

Does anybody know what the difference is between the Fusion and Power Shok lines of Federal hunting ammo?
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Old February 16, 2021, 03:47 PM   #2
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Fusion is a bonded jacket soft point, Whereas powershok appears to be a traditional jacketed soft point. The bonded bullet it less likely to experience jacket and core separation and penetrating deeper and losing less weight when expanding.

What caliber, and what are you looking to use it for?
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Old February 17, 2021, 11:10 PM   #3
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I don't have the numbers but at least on my 270 ammo the fusions are also less rounded/more aerodynamic
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Old February 17, 2021, 11:20 PM   #4
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Fusion is a bonded jacket soft point, Whereas powershok appears to be a traditional jacketed soft point. The bonded bullet it less likely to experience jacket and core separation and penetrating deeper and losing less weight when expanding.

What caliber, and what are you looking to use it for?
308 for mule deer.
Used powershok before, never fusion. It is a bit pricier, and they market it for deer hunters.
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Old February 17, 2021, 11:32 PM   #5
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Is Speer BTSP the projectile in Powershock?
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Old February 19, 2021, 06:13 PM   #6
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308 for mule deer.
Used powershok before, never fusion. It is a bit pricier, and they market it for deer hunters.
Fusion should hold together a little better, but if the Powershok worked, and you were satisfied with the performance, I would stick with it, unless you cant find it and have the fusion available. IMHO it is a better bullet, but not a huge difference, and you only really need better if what you have is not meeting your needs, or you cant find what you normally shoot.
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Before either of these bullets, FEDERAL marketed HI SHOK ammo. Very good bullet for the big game hunter!

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