Federal PowerShock 6mm Remington Ammo

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  1. JimKirk

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    Hey guys ...I am in sort of a dilemma ... I have a friend that has a .244 Remington ... so far we have found that it will only stabilize the 80 Gr Federal PowerShock ammo ... or smaller grain varmint bullets. I believe that the Federal is loaded with the Speer Hot Core Flat base bullets. We have tried multiple other bullets that are 85 gr and higher ... none will stay on a sheet of paper. The Federal will shoot 3/4" or less.

    So here is my question ... do any of you have any Factory loaded ammo(Federal Power Shock 80 gr 6 mm Remington)... or do any of you have some Speer 6mm 80 gr Flat based Hot Core bullets that you'd be willing to sell? Any chance that you know where a dusty box is sitting on a store shelf some where? Ammo or Bullets?

    Please PM me if you have or know where any is .... Thanks

    Mods .. if this is in the wrong section please fill free to move it ... I thought more folks would see it here.... Thanks
     
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    Sounds like a good place to start. Wish I knew where some was.
     
  3. gamestalker

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    Hi Jim, I load a lot of both .243 win. and 6mm Rem, but I've never seen an 80 gr. Hot Core. I just loaded a bunch of .243 win., and I used the 90 gr. Hot Core, which to my knowledge and years of reloading for both of the above cartridges, Speer only makes one Hot Core, that being the 90 gr..

    Speer may have made an 80 gr. Hot Core for commercial sales, but I don't think I've ever seen them offered as a reloading component.

    So far as I know, the only bullets that Speer offer that have a flat base and are light enough for that barrel, is there TNT's and Varmint HP's.

    75 gr. Varmint HP's ( part # 1205) has a flat base.
    70 gr. TNT HP ( part # 1206) has a flat base.

    Sierra has a bunch of lighter bullets, maybe take a look at their website and see if something they have will meet your needs.

    As for factory ammo, I don't buy it, so I really don't know if anyone makes something that would fill your needs.

    What is he wanting to use these for? If he is looking for something that will function for deer hunting, it might be a tough challenge to find a light bullet that will have the integrity for such with that slow twist barrel. Other wise, if he just wants to have something to shoot, or to hunt varmints with, just try one of the Speer HP's, or other manufacturer's offerings.

    GS
     
  4. JimKirk

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    GS ... the rifle will shoot pretty much any lighter than 80 gr bullet fairly well ... I think I left important info out that ... it is for small GA deer ...

    I may be mistaken about the bullet(Speer) that is loaded in the factory Federal Power Shock ammo ... we pulled down a round and the bullet looks to be the same bullet as the Speer 90 gr ....only it weighs 80 gr and flat based ... I assumed it to be an ATK made by Speer bullet ... could be something else all together !



    Federal says they no longer make this ammo ... but they are trying to locate some ... maybe in the back corner of a warehouse or with some of their dealers ... that is also the reason I asked here ... I know there is a wide reach of folks in all corners of the world here and like me many visit the local gun shops and back country stores that may have either bullet or loaded ammo ...

    I believe the Hornady 80 gr SP interlock would also work ... but it is discontinued also!
     
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    Graf and Sons has these 70s in stock in .243/6mm
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    Doesn't say for varmint or larger game.

    They also have som Win 80s.
     
  6. JimKirk

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    Thanks for the links .... will check those out ...
     
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    Hey Jim, I'm gonna to be prowling the LGS's tomorrow, is there something you would like me to specifically look for, and if I see it, I could let you know who has it, and then you could have it shipped to you maybe?

    Be glad to help if I can.

    GS
     
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    GS ...Federal Power Shock 80 gr Ammo 6mm Remington mainly ... but see if they have any flat based 80 bullets that would work for small deer < 150 lbs most likely. Most of those type bullets have been discontinued ... but there is always a chance some one has an old box stuck back in the odd stuff corner. Hornady made a Interlock 80 gr SP #2435 that I believe would shoot also ...

    Just to add ... we shot some Hornady 80 gr GMX (all copper) ... could keep them on a sheet of typing paper But barely could ! Ruled them out ... but they would have been nice if they had worked !

    Thanks for looking!!
     
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    Didn't see anything within that criteria, but I'll keep my eye's open.

    GS
     
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    GS... talked to a Federal CSR person yesterday .... that person said the 6AS(Product code) was loaded with a 80 grain Sierra bullet ...
     
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    The 6AS is probably a GK, which I would think should do just fine on deer sized game.

    GS
     
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    The "6AS" is a Federal Product code ...

    Far as I can see Sierra does not have a 80 gr GK ... only a 80 gr SBT Blitz Varminter(#1515) in their lineup.
     
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    Nosler makes a 85 Gr. Partition #16314. That might work for you and it won't fly apart at .244 velocities like standard lead core bullets will.
     
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