Hornady American Whitetail Ammunition & .410 Critical Duty

by Guy Sagi on January 26, 2013

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Hornady Ammunition
http://www.hornady.com/

Hornady has introduced an all new line called the American Whitetail. Its red-and-and-blue packaging is easy to spot and the company is loading some of the most proven cartridge/bullet weight combinations for hunters inside. Cartridges include .243 Win. (100-grain bullet), .25-’06 Rem. (117 grain), .270 Win. (130 grain), 7 mm-08 Rem. (139 grain), 7 Rem. Mag. (139 grain), .30-30 Win. (150 grain), .308 Win. (150 grain), .30-’06 Sprg. (150 grain) and .300 Win. Mag. (150 grain). All are loaded with the company’s time-tested InterLock bullets. Those who carry will be glad to know Hornady also introduced Critical Duty loads for new chamberings. Often leave your .32 NAA at home because you’re worried about the bullet’s terminal performance? Hornady now has you covered with an 80-grain FTX bullet that comes from the muzzle at 1,000 fps. Also added to the Critical Duty line was .32 H&R Mag. (80-grain bullet), a special pink-tipped .38 Spl. LITE load (90-grain FTX bullet at 1,200 fps, and part of the proceeds from each sale are being donated to breast cancer research), and my personal favorite, a .410 Critical Duty 2 1/2-inch shotshell. It begins with the proven performance of Hornady’s FTX bullet (.41-caliber), but behind it a pair of .35-caliber, high-antimony lead round balls nearly ensure fight-stopping performance at close range. All loads in the Critical Duty line employ the company’s proven Flex Tip technology.

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Gerald Evans January 28, 2013 at 7:50 am

I just love all rhe great things that you’all are doing.Thanks for all youre information.
What is the best ammo for a .410 home defence.I live in NC right now having hard finding bullets to reload in.45,9mm,.32 where can i find these a a reasonable cost.
Thanks
Gerald

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Lee B. January 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

Boy their critical duty has treated me very very well. There is a video on youtube of its performance in a ballistic gel block. Just show that once, word gets around, and it will move off the shelfs just as fast as you get it in. Of course it seems like anything is moving off the shelf at the moment.

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James L. January 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

I think that the people at Hornady are using their heads, by making smaller caliber Critical Defense Ammo.
Most people only think of 9MM, 40 Cal and 45 ACP as defense guns. There are large numbers of great 32 Cal and 380 ACP pistols, in the hands of many people today.
The 32 and 380 pistols are very easy to conceal and with good ammo, a force to be reckoned with. Now with 9MM and 45 ACP so hard to find, the Critical Defense 38 Cal can fill a void for home defense rounds (there has been millions of 38 Cal pistols made) So the gun you have in your hand is worth 2 (or more) in the store.

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Jo Ann January 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Very happy to see .32 H&R Mag. I recently bought a Ruger .327 and the .32 mag is very pleasant to shoot compared to the .327 Fed mag. Agree with above re: .32 and .380 loading. Many people carry them and it’s great to see Hornady’s fine ammo offerings for these guns.

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