There are lots of new products from Federal this year, and the one making the biggest splash may well be the new .338 Federal. The first cartridge to carry the Federal name, the .338 is a .308 case necked up to accept a .338-caliber bullet. Designed for big-game hunters, the new round offers a faster muzzle velocity than the .308 Win. with heavy bullets and produces the same muzzle energy as the 7mm Rem. Mag. (but slightly less recoil). And it operates from a short-action rifle. For 2006 it will be available in three loadings in the Federal Premium line: 180-grain Nosler AccuBond (2,840 fps and 3,223 foot-pounds of energy), 185-grain Barnes Triple-Shock (2,760 fps; 3,129 foot-pounds) and the 210-grain Nosler Partition (2,630 fps; 3,225 foot-pounds). Federal designed the cartridge in conjunction with Sako, so look for it in the company's Sako 75 line.