If you’re into rock-n-roll, shooting, hunting, or you’re into all of the above, than you’ve probably heard of Ted Nugent. For a long time Ted has been a very outspoken advocate of gun rights, and hunting. Some might even raise him to the level of crusader for the promotion of guns and the right to use them.
In addition to a very successful singing career, Uncle Ted, as he’s affectionately known, has become a familiar face to those who watch the Outdoor Channel or other hunting and shooting venues. Ted has his own hunting show, where he shows off his incredible ranch in Texas and hunts a variety of game animals with an incredible selection of fine firearms and bows.
Well now Uncle Ted has decided to add his name to a brand of ammunition. Distributed by American Tactical out of Rochester, NY, the Ted Nugent Hi-Performance Ammunition is not going to be a gimmick cartridge. On the contrary, Mr. Nugent has demanded the very best for his name to be associated with.
Bringing together a dream team from Barnes and Speer, Uncle Ted’s Hi- Performance ammunition uses Triple-Shock X (TSX) and Tipped TSX bullets. I have used Barnes Triple-Shock X bullets the last couple of years while deer hunting, and I can attest that they are very effective at dropping big game animals. The Tipped TSX bullets are probably even more devastating as the rubber tipped bullet allows for a larger and more controlled expansion upon impact.
The Ted Nugent rifle cartridges are made in the following popular calibers:
- .223 55gr TSX
- .308 Win 168gr TTSX BT
- .308 Win 180gr TTSX BT
- .30-06 168gr TTSX BT
- .30-06 180gr TTSX BT
- .30-30 150gr TSX FN
- .243 Win 80gr TTSX BT
- .270 130gr TTSX BT
- .270 140gr TSX BT
- .300 Win Mag 168gr TTSX BT
- .300 Win Mag 180gr TTSX BT
- 50 BMG 647gr TSX BT
As a sampling of the performance of these rifle cartridges the 168gr .30-06 round has a velocity of 2800 fps with 2925 ft/lbs. of energy. The 168gr .300 Win Mag comes in with an incredible 3140 fps with 3670 ft/lbs. of energy.
In addition, the Ted Nugent Hi-Performance bullets use Uni-Cor (UHP) projectiles from Speer. These bullets are designed to provide extreme accuracy, and high weight retention for quick kills – of either 4-legged or 2-legged animals.
- 357 Mag 158gr Uni-Cor HP
- 10mm 180gr Uni-Cor HP
- .44 Mag 240gr Uni-Cor HP
- .45 LC 250gr Uni-Cor HP
If you’re interested in a high performance cartridge it would appear that the Ted Nugent ammunition line is a viable option. The American flag draped box with a picture of Uncle Ted holding one of his favorite rifles, is sure to be a conversation starter.