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Federal Ammunition Review 

 

Here are the targets and data gathered during the session with the Ithaca LSA-55 rifle.

 

Rifle:
Ammo:
Velocity:
Group:
LSA-55
Fusion
2818 FPS
1.99"
Ithaca Fusion target

 

Rifle:
Ammo:
Velocity:
Group:
LSA-55
PowerShok
2808 FPS
1.54"
Ithaca PowerShok target

 

Rifle:
Ammo:
Velocity:
Group:
LSA-55
GMM
2633 FPS
1.40"
Ithaca GMM target

 

As I see it, both of the Fusion and PowerShok hunting cartridges, would provide me with the level of accuracy needed for an "across the hay field" shot on a white tail deer.  I also believe the results from the Ithaca LSA-55 would be better if the trigger was improved.  Anyone that has done a reasonable amount of shooting knows the value of a clean crisp trigger for maintaining a good group on the target. 

I would like to thank Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply for the opportunity to review some of the Federal ammunition they offer.  If you haven't checked out their website, you need to.  They offer a variety of ammunition and reloading supplies, another other things.  And best of luck to you in this fall's deer hunt! 

 

 

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