Hammer It Home With Federal’s HammerDown Lever Gun Ammo


Hammer It Home With Federal’s HammerDown Lever Gun Ammo

Due to the internal geometry and mechanical workings of a lever-action rifle, designing ammunition that cycles properly presents some challenges. Federal Premium decided to pay attention to those challenges and make a real effort to overcome them. Designed specifically to run in your lever gun, this is the HammerDown line of ammunition from Federal.


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Make your lever gun run like never before with the industry’s only ammunition truly designed for optimal cycling and overall performance from the time-tested rifle platform. Velocities of all-new Federal Premium® HammerDownTM loads are customized to produce superior ballistics and terminal performance through lever-action barrel lengths. The construction of the molecularly bonded soft point bullets has also been adjusted for the best accuracy and expansion at those velocities. The geometry of each round’s case, bullet and cartridge ensures flawless cycling through tubular magazine and typical lever-action feeding systems.

Federal’s HammerDown Lever Action Ammo

Fusion Ammunition

Federal sought advice from some people who know a thing or two about lever-actions. These cartridges were designed alongside Henry Repeating Arms. The HammerDown cartridges were made to run flawlessly in both side gate loading and tubular magazines. They use a modified chamfered case, which is nickel-plated to assist in smooth feeding, as well as preventing corrosion. The bullets feature a flat nose and are optimized for better terminal performance when used with lever-action firearms.



  • .327 Federal, 127 grain
  • .45 Colt, 250 grain
  • 30-30 Winchester, 150 grain
  • .357 Magnum, 170 grain
  • .35 Remington, 220 grain
  • .44 Remington Magnum, 270 grain
  • .444 Marlin, 270 grain
  • .45-70 Government, 300 grain



To learn more about your caliber options with HammerDown, head over to Federal’s website and look at what they’ve got. You can also get updates on new products when you follow along on Federal’s social media pages. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Keep rocking those lever guns!

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