Federal Releases 13 New Hunting Options with Non-Typical Ammo

Anyone who has scored their trophy bucks on the Boon and Crockett scale know the term “non-typical” in regards to rack measuring. For those that haven’t scored their racks, “typical” and “non-typical” refer to the symmetry and directional growth of a deer’s antlers. Typical bucks have nearly symmetrical antlers on each side, each main beam is grows up and out, with each tine growing straight up in the air. Non-typical racks can be just about anything, from non-symmetrical antlers, to crazy and wild growth. Now, Federal Premium is capturing the excitement of those massive, multi-point non-typical trophies with a new line of Non-Typical deer hunting ammunition.

typical and non typical rack

On the left, a Non-Typical rack. On the right, a Typical rack.

Federal Launches 13 Options in Its New Non-Typical Deer Hunting Ammunition Lineup

Federal Ammunition is pleased to announce its launch of Non-Typical, a full line of ammunition specifically built for the American deer hunter. The competitively priced rifle loads are available in 13 popular hunting cartridges and bullet weight options, including a 140-grain 6.5 Creedmoor. Shipments of this new ammunition are being delivered to dealers.

New Federal Non-Typical uses an optimized soft-point bullet with a concentric jacket to provide tag-punching accuracy and consistent, lethal wound channels on any whitetail, mule deer or other species.

Features & Benefits

non-typical ammo
• Accurate, hard-hitting bullet design
• Loaded to meet the specific needs of deer hunters
• Consistent Federal primer
• Precision-drawn Federal brass

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About Federal Premium

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About Vista Outdoor Inc.

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Have you ever shot a non-typical buck? Think you’ll give Federal’s new Non-Typical ammo a try? Let us know in the comments

11 Comments On This Article

  1. I don’t really get this. I’m not a hunter, so that is probably why, but why would a buck with an atypical rack require a different bullet than one with a typical rack?
    is it that the rack is what is most important to the hunter, so that the bullet is designed in such a way as to be more likely to make a kill, but also more likely to destroy the meat?
    if so, what is different about these bullets than regular soft point hunting bullets?
    and are atypical deer really so common that one would need/want to buy a different type of ammo to bring with hunting just in case they happen to see one?

    • Good question Steve. Just about any well placed bullet will do the job. I think this is probably a bit of a marketing ploy. However, having said that, I have used many other Federal loads and have found them to be some of the most accurate ammo in most all of my guns. I will probably try these as well, if for no other reason, just to support Federal for producing them.

  2. I was thinking the same thing, Steve. If a non-typical walks out do I quickly unload my gun and reload with the “special” bullets or just carry 2 rifles? Can I use the special rounds on a typical or will it kill them too dead? Will my old fashioned .300 WinMag loads designed only for typical deer just bounce off of a non-typical? Inquiring minds want to know. Seriously, no doubt the product is an excellent one but the name/marketing is intellectually offensive.

  3. They’re not talking about 13 different different types of non typical deer. Non typical deer is just a deer you don’t see much i.e. : size of deer, type of rack…-anything that will cause a deer to score higher. You don’t see that many deer that fit that description hence ‘ non typical ‘. But there’s not 13 different types of the ammo they offer it in 13 different calibers. The difference in this and a soft point is a full coaxial jacket. It allows deeper penetration with all the benefits of a widening soft point

  4. Just another attempt at competing with other cost effective deer rounds like Core-lokt, Fusion, etc… I haven’t personally tested this ammo but in my humble opinion, if I have the opportunity for a trophy I would tend to trust Nosler Partition, Accubond, Trophy Copper, Barnes, and such. My father says I’m an ammo snob b/c he’s lost count of the amount of animals he’s put down with that ol green/yellow box… Good shot placement & correct caliber for the job seems to work in most cases. And Steve, the answer in NO on all questions. Not saying this ammo isn’t adequate but I call it like I see it, this is marketing/money…

  5. GM, You’ve confused me now by contrasting these new bullets vs soft points, yet every bullet listed above says it is a soft point. So where can I find these “coaxial” bullets?
    My old fashioned soft points have always come out the other side of the deer with a pretty big hole so I don’t think I need much more penetration. Now I’m not sure what bullets to buy when I go deer hunting this year.Can anyone clarify for me?

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