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Federal Premium V-SHOK
.223 Remington 55-grain Ammunition

V-Shok Ammunition Combines High Velocities with Devastating Expansion

by Timothy Banse

Federal V-ShOK ammo Remington .223 caliber

Federal Premium to create an excellent varmint cartridge. Built with premium brass, hot primers, a precise powder charge and an incredible selection of the world's finest bullet designs.

Sizzling velocity and explosive disruption make V-Shok the ultimate choice for your favorite varmint. V-SHOK is new production, non-corrosive, boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases. Available in your favorite prairie doggin' calibers, it features the best bullets available for any varmint: from Nosler Ballistic Tip to Sierra GameKing, MatchKing, and Varminter. In .223 Remington caliber loaded with a 55-grain bullet, it uses the Nosler Ballistic tip bullet.

Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint bullets, replete with a polycarbonate tip, that drives rearward forcing the thin jacket to expand and fragment upon impact. Its heavy base prevents deformation during firing all the while the boat-tail increases the ballistic efficiency of the bullet.

1. Nosler Ballistic Tip - Snugly nestled in the jacket mouth is the streamlined polymer tip, color-coded by caliber.

2. Ultra-Thin Jacket Mouth assures violent expansion at either end of the velocity scale.

3. Varmint Jacket Wall Design. The uniform, gradual thickening at the bullet's mid-section is designed to keep the Ballistic Tip Varmint together until impact-at any velocity.

4. Ballistically Engineered Solid Base Boat tail configuration combines with the streamlined polymer tip for extreme long-range performance and for easier loading.


Yards Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
Velocity (ft-lbs) 3240 2870 2528 2212 1918 1653
Energy (lbs.) 1282 1006 781 597 449 333

(inches for a 100 yard zero with a sight height of 1.5 inches.
50 100 200 300
-0.3 0.00 -2.8 -11.0