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  1. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 5250 Rounds of 36 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $389.99

    $324.99

    56 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type CPHP
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 5250 Rounds
    • 6.2¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  2. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 5500 Rounds of 36 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $349.99

    50 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 5500 Rounds
    • 6.4¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  3. Federal AutoMatch 22 LR Ammo - 3250 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

    $249.99

    93 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type LRN
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1200 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 128 ft lbs
    • 3250 Rounds
    • 7.7¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  4. Federal Champion 22 LR Ammo - 5250 Rounds of 36 Grain LHP Ammunition

    $409.99

    24 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Lead Hollow Point (LHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 5250 Rounds
    • 7.8¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  5. Federal Champion 22 LR Ammo - 3200 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

    $264.99

    68 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1200 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 128 ft lbs
    • 3200 Rounds
    • 8.3¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  6. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 325 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

    $27.99

    66 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type LRN
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1200 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 128 ft lbs
    • 325 Rounds
    • 8.6¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  7. Federal Champion 22 LR Ammo - 3250 Rounds of 36 Grain LHP Ammunition

    $290.00

    11 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Lead Hollow Point (LHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 3250 Rounds
    • 8.9¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  8. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 550 Rounds of 36 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $51.99

    61 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type CPHP
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 550 Rounds
    • 9.4¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  9. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 525 Rounds of 36 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $49.99

    61 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 525 Rounds
    • 9.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  10. Federal Champion 22 LR Ammo - 525 Rounds of 36 Grain LHP Ammunition

    $49.99

    25 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Lead Hollow Point (LHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 127 ft lbs
    • 525 Rounds
    • 9.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  11. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 40 Grain CPRN Ammunition

    $49.99

    84 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Round Nose (CPRN)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1240 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 137 ft lbs
    • 500 Rounds
    • 10¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  12. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 38 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $54.99

    24 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 134 ft lbs
    • 500 Rounds
    • 11.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  13. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 40 Rounds of 38 Grain CPHP Ammunition

    $7.99

    96 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1260 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 134 ft lbs
    • 40 Rounds
    • 20.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  14. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain CPRN Ammunition

    $9.99

    134 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Copper-Plated Round Nose (CPRN)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1240 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 137 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 20.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  15. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

    $10.00

    135 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1240 FPS
    • 50 Rounds
    • 20.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  16. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $298.99

    $274.99

    79 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type FMJ
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1150 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 364 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 27.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  17. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 115 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $289.99

    89 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 356 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 29¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  18. Federal American Eagle 9mm Ammo - 500 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $174.99

    $149.99

    92 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1150 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 364 ft lbs
    • 500 Rounds
    • 30¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  19. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 147 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $304.99

    80 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose (FMJFN)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1000 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 326 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 30.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  20. Federal BYOB 17 HMR Ammo - 250 Rounds of 17 Grain JHP Ammunition

    $79.99

    103 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 2530 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 242 ft lbs
    • 250 Rounds
    • 32¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  21. Federal 17 HMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 17 Grain JHP Ammunition

    $16.99

    66 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 2550 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 242 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 34¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  22. Federal American Eagle 9mm Ammo - 100 Rounds of 115 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $33.99

    122 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 356 ft lbs
    • 100 Rounds
    • 34¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  23. Federal 9mm Ammo - 500 Rounds of 115 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $169.99

    51 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 356 ft lbs
    • 500 Rounds
    • 34¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  24. Federal Syntech 9mm Ammo - 500 Rounds of 115 Grain Total Synthetic Jacket Ammunition

    $169.99

    6 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type TSJ
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1130 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 326 ft lbs
    • 500 Rounds
    • 34¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  25. Federal 380 ACP Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 95 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $359.99

    65 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 980 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 203 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 36¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  26. Federal American Eagle 9mm Ammo - 100 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $36.99

    136 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1150 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 364 ft lbs
    • 100 Rounds
    • 37¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  27. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $18.99

    104 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 356 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 38¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  28. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 147 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $18.99

    129 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1000 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 326 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 38¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  29. Federal 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $18.99
    As low as $18.00 in bulk
    • $18.00 each if you buy 10save 5%

    71 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Rimfire
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1880 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 315 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 36.0¢ to 38.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  30. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    $94.99

    45 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #8 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1200 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 38.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  31. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    $94.99
    As low as $87.99 in bulk
    • $87.99 each if you buy 2save 7%

    79 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #7-1/2 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 35.2¢ to 38¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  32. Federal Top Gun Sporting 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 2-3/4" 1 oz. #8 Shot Ammunition

    $94.99

    82 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #8 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1250 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 38.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  33. Federal Top Gun 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #7-1/2 Shot Ammunition

    $94.99

    6 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #7-1/2 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1250 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 38.0¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  34. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    $95.99

    53 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #7-1/2 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1145 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 38.4¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  35. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    $96.99

    46 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #9 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1145 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 38.8¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  36. 40 S&W - 180 gr FMJ - Federal American Eagle - 1000 Rounds

    $389.99

    86 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1000 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 400 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 39¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  37. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 165 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $394.99

    27 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1130 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 468 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 39.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  38. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

    $439.99

    $394.99

    83 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type JHP
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 356 ft lbs
    • 1000 Rounds
    • 39.5¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  39. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 124 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    $19.99

    141 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Primer Type Boxer
    Casing Type Brass
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1120 FPS
    Muzzle Energy 345 ft lbs
    • 50 Rounds
    • 40¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
  40. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    $99.99

    65 In stock now

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +10
    Bullet type #8 Shot
    Condition New
    Muzzle Velocity 1180 FPS
    • 250 Rounds
    • 40¢ per round
    • Made by Federal
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History of Federal Ammo

Perhaps best known for its Premium brand launched in 1977, Federal Ammunition has its humble beginnings in an ammo and bicycle company founded in 1916 in Anoka, Minnesota. While Federal no longer sells bicycles, they still make ammo in their Anoka headquarters, where a single plant manufactures dozens of calibers. Federal was eventually purchased by Charles L. Horn in 1922, two years after the company shut its doors. Horn is considered the founder of the company, as he built the brand into what it is today.

Horn’s hustle is what made him the father of Federal, aggressively marketing his ammunition across America – in gas stations, grocery stores and barber shops. This approach eventually paid off. In 1941, the U.S. government awarded him an $87 million contract to manufacture ammunition for the war effort. Federal continued fulfilling America’s military needs for decades, supplying ammunition for the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

The Diverse (and Innovative) Federal Ammunition Catalog

Today, the company manufactures thousands of different options. This includes a complete line of centerfire, rimfire and shotshell ammo – a tradition of innovation that has allowed them to maintain a competitive advantage for nearly a century.

Among Horn’s many achievements was being a prime mover behind the 4-H Conservation program in 1934, making Federal the first company to sponsor camps. Since 1979, the company has sponsored the 4-H Shooting Sports Program and partners with 4-H to offer safe shooting and hunting classes, as well as wildlife management.

The Federal Ammunition founder’s contributions to conservation did not end there. Federal Cartridge, the predecessor of Federal Ammunition, was a key player in lobbying the United States Congress to adopt the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. Among other provisions, the Act created a self-imposed tax on ammunition manufacturers, which has raised – and continues to raise – billions of dollars to help protect America’s wildlife and countryside.

The Dramatic Expansion of Federal Ammo

Expanding dramatically in the 50s and 60s, Federal began producing centerfire ammunition for rifles and pistols in 1963. They continued to manufacture their high-quality shotgun shells and brought wins for competitive shooters, creating lifelong customers. Charles Horn retired in 1977, and turned management of the company over to his son William – who continued to grow the company with unrelenting marketing efforts, introducing the Premium line of ammunition for rifles and shotguns, and eventually selling in 1985 to a collection of private investors who sold to Alliant Techsystems.

Federal Ammunition still operates a plant in Anoka, Minnesota, where they employ nearly 1,000 people and produce the entire Federal line of ammunition for rifles, pistols, shotguns and rimfire weapons. They continue to make the popular Hydra-Shok pistol ammo here, as well as rifle ammunition topped with Sierra bullets. Sierra MatchKing bullets are well known for their accuracy in the precision shooting community, and Gold Medal Match Federal 308 ammo has made a name for itself as the benchmark by which all other match-grade ammo is measured. The Federal brand is an ongoing innovator, introducing its new Guard Dog ammo for handguns, V-shock ammo for rifles, and Black Cloud shells for shotgun. The American Eagle Syntech, a revolutionary, polymer-coated round introduced in 2015, extends barrel life by significantly reducing metal-on-metal contact. Federal will undoubtedly continue to produce their high-quality ammunition for many years to come, like their new offerings in 6.5 Creedmoor ammo.

Federal Ammunition Stock Developments

Color-coded shells are an industry standard, even though some ammunition manufacturers have deviated from this practice. Everyone who has taken a hunter’s education course has learned this by rote, over and over again. What many don’t know is that Federal began this practice in 1960, another example of how this company has been a pioneer in the world of ammo manufacturing.

Likewise, many turkey hunters take turkey-driven shotshells for granted. Federal was the first ammunition company to offer a shell specifically for this kind of hunting. Until 1992, there was no shotgun shell specifically designed for turkey shoots. Their current turkey-specific shotshell is the 3rd Degree Shotshell.

Federal Ammunition Stock Continues to Expand

One might think that not much has changed in ammunition manufacturing in the 100 years since Federal began, but nothing could be further from the truth. Federal is never content to rest upon past achievements, always innovating its various brands and lines. A great example of this is their primary use of recycled lead, making them one of the greenest ammunition manufacturing enterprises in existence. In late 2017, Federal announced that they would be releasing a new, high-performance Federal .22-caliber cartridge for AR-15s.

This spirit of innovation and commitment to quality have made Federal an award-winning manufacturer of ammunition.

  • Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded Tip ammunition won the Game & Fish Readers’ Choice award in both 2013 and 2015. This ammo is specially formulated for large and dangerous game and is often used in guide guns, making Federal 45-70 ammo a great choice for bear country.
  • The Personal Defense HST rounds earned the coveted Golden Bullseye Award for 2015 Ammunition Product of the Year from the National Rifle Association's (NRA) Shooting Illustrated.
  • Vital-Shok Buckshot received the 2016 Reader's Choice Award from Predator Xtreme.

While Federal has always manufactured within their single Minnesota plant, they’ve expanded the size of this facility by orders of magnitude. What originally took up a relatively scant 9,600 square feet (manufacturing only shotgun shells) is now over 500,000 square feet, sitting on 175 acres, and making ammunition for every variety of firearm: shotgun, rimfire, muzzle loaders and handguns. In fact, the plant is so large that it straddles Anoka and its neighboring town Coon Rapids.

Federal’s ties with the Anoka community are deep. The city hall of Anoka is even shaped a little like a pistol, which is no accident – Federal bankrolled the construction of the building in 1954. The building is still the political center of this small Minneapolis suburb.

Federal Law Enforcement Ammo

In March 2018, Federal received a Department of Homeland Security contract, allowing Federal to produce 180 million rounds of Federal .40 cal Tactical HST duty ammunition for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other DHS and federal agencies over the next five years. This continues a partnership Federal has enjoyed with military and federal law enforcement ammo dating back several decades.

Federal Ammunition is a brand with roots as deep as those of other iconic American manufacturers like General Motors, Harley-Davidson or Levi’s. Whatever your ammunition needs might be – whether it’s target shooting, hunting or self defense – Federal is always there with an innovative answer.

FAQ

Where is Federal ammo made?

Federal ammo is manufactured at a plant located in Anoka, Minnesota, where the ammo brand was started in 1916. This plant makes the entire line of Federal ammunition, including ammo for rifles, pistols, shotguns, and rimfire firearms.

Who owns Federal Ammunition?

Federal Ammunition is currently owned by Vista Outdoor, a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of products for the outdoor recreation markets. Along with Federal, Vista Outdoors also represents other ammo brands including CCI and Speer.

What is Federal Green Tip ammo?

If the green tip on Federal ammo is painted on a .223 Remington or 5.56mm NATO cartridge, then it signifies that the ammo is a “penetrator” round and often considered armour piercing due to a solid piece of steel inside the projectile. These rounds are military surplus ammo and are often bought in bulk.

What is Federal Hydra Shok ammo?

Federal Hydra-Shok ammo is the ammunition brand’s self-defense jacketed hollow point cartridge. The Hydra-Shok line uses rigorous testing to ensure accuracy and consistency and is marketed on its low recoil, reduced muzzle rise, and increased target acquisition. The Hydra-Shok line comes in .32 ACP, Federal .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Special, .327 Federal, Federal .357 Mag, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .45 GAP, .44 Mag, and 10mm. It’s also available in Federal 12 gauge slugs.

What is Federal Power Shok ammo?

Power-Shok is Federal’s line of hunting ammunition and includes various rifle and hunting handgun calibers. Power-Shok rounds are jacketed hollow points that offer accuracy and power strong enough to handle medium to large game. In rifle calibers, the line includes popular configurations in .223, .243, Federal .30-30, and .30-06, among others. It’s also available in shotgun shells, including 10 gauge, Federal 12 gauge,16 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. In handgun calibers, you can find Power-Shok in .357 Mag, .41 Rem and .44 Mag.

What does the “HST” stand for in Federal Ammo?

The HST line of Federal Premium ammunition was released in 2002. These specialty tactical cartridges were designed specifically for law enforcement. Although there was some speculation that the “HST” stood for “Hi-Shok Two,” Federal denied the claims and stated that HST is simply the name of the ammo and didn’t stand for anything.

Sam Jacobs
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Sam Jacobs

Customer Reviews

  • Joe said:

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    Ammo was well packed, but the tins came in a bit banged up. Ammo was clean in good shape but stripper clips showed moisture damage with minor rust making it hard to load with the speed loader. The cost was deffently high and go figure right after I ordered I found 1000rnds of loose pack 62gr lake city for the same price as one tin of 420rnds, but finding 556 ammo these days is deffently a gamble of finding it and its price! Hopefully all this Bull will be over soon!

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  • Gilbert said:

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  • Gilbert said:

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  • Alex said:

    Good quality

  • JC said:

    I have a Colt which is can be picky on ammo. I have never had a jam with this Federal 223 ammo. ammon.net was fast and great to work with. my only complaint is the current prices everywhere right now.

  • Hooter said:

    Ammo is great shooting, clean, no problems. Shipping on time and great service. The recent worldwide increase in ammo prices are ridiculous. Not a lot you can do about it, though

  • james said:

    ammo shot fine, fast service great prices

  • Stricky323 said:

    Great ammo. No issues while shooting. Good price. Highly recommend.

  • Brian said:

    Great ammo for weekend shooting, good price and fast shipping

  • Sandy said:

    The ammo arrived on my birthday and it was the highlight of my day. My order was filled and sent to me so fast I was pleasantly surprised. The cartridges are of the highest quality, not musty surplus like some folks are selling. Very happy, thank you.

  • Retired Sarge said:

    My first time using the rifle I used this ammo. On a 10 inch dirty bird target I was able to land consistent groupings .I was able to land 59 out of 60 rounds in the 9 ring or better. The order was shipped and I received it on the third day. Service is excellent.

  • stan said:

    very happy ,with the ammo, no jam ups,carb build up is minor -compare to wolf. price is affordable for the weekend shooter. Quality of the ammo is very very good for the price. also very happy with .ammo.com- getting the order out to me so i can blow up the targets.. i don t like waiting for my ammo- the last place had to wait three weeks,was not happy

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  • Rick said:

    Purchased 50 rounds, but have only shot 18 so far. I've had no problems at all. Shoots nice and clean, and no duds. I love the federal ammo so far. My only knock was on the value....which I dropped down 1 notch. The price for the 50 round box is awesome, but the shipping and handling hurt the value...still when you can't find the ammo you are looking for locally, the shipping and handling isn't much of an issue. Thank You Ammo.com!!!!

  • Rollinrock said:

    pleasure doing business with the site.

  • Walt said:

    Put about 80 of these through a Tac XD over the weekend. No jams, no misfires. All things considered, a pretty good round for the money.

  • Tahitiantreat said:

    shot clean no jams

  • Rocky said:

    Just glad I got it when I did. Prices going up...............if you can even find any. This is a great place to make a purchase when they have what you want & very fast shipping.

  • bud said:

    bought for carry ammo so only shot afew.

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  • Dan the man said:

    Everything is so informative and i like the layout its convenient

  • AR 15 Novice said:

    I just bought a Windham AR 15 .223. Never shot an AR before this one. The Federal .223`s I bought from Ammo.com cycled and fired flawlessly. I will buy these rounds again.

  • Earl the Pearl said:

    Never had a problem, fed and fired always.

  • Darryl said:

    Wasn't expecting the shipment so fast, fired from my rifles without problem dead on target.

  • Medic505 said:

    Shot well from a Bushmaster m-4 and even better from a Savage Mod.10 heavy barrel. Pounding a spray paint can with every shot at 300 yards. Best price I've found for factory loaded rounds. Service was great. Arrived 3 days after order.

  • Willy said:

    I have a Colt AR15, SP-1, which was the closest thing I could find to the M-16 I had in Vietnam. I also have a Ruger Mini-14 with a Bushnell red-dot. Both held their groups at 100 yards with this ammo. I shoot 5 shot 3" groups with both guns at that range on a bench without any support but my forearm. I shoot the SP-1 on a sandbag at 200 yards with the same group. The Ruger fall off badly at that range; gun's fault. Your ammo is fine. I can do better on the price but your service is good.

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  • gokart04 said:

    Finally got to shoot some of this the other day. Worked well and shot consistant/accurate. No feeding or fire failures out of about 100 rounds in my BCM AR-15. I feel the price is a bit too high at this time.

  • J.W. said:

    These were the first rounds shot through my ar. I have no complaints, it cycles fine even through rapid firing. I would definitely buy these again.

  • H.D. said:

    Works great, cycles fine, glad I found your sight.

  • Pat said:

    This is excellent ammo. Velocity is up there, at least in my 20" barrel DTI ar 15. Kinda lucky to buy this cheap ammo and get it to shoot the way this stuff did. I love being able to buy metal cases as well as brass cases. The metal are non-reloadable and it's nice to just shoot these and not worry about looking after shooting. I worry about the future of buying ammo over the 'net in the future. Here in Illinois our great governor Quinn moves on every front to close the avenues to get ammo. Good Shooting to All

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  • Daddy d said:

    Okay, first I will just say I ordered one thousand rounds after doing multiple different tests on this round. I found it to expand over .85" with the biggest one expanding just over an inch. Out of all the premium rounds and the generic rounds on the market for non-bonded hollow points in 45, this had the best performance every....single...time. Not to mention it has light recoil. I found its recoil to be on par with steel cased wolf or tulammo. It fed smooth in my glocks, 1911s and even in my tommy gun. I say buy it. Get it and thank ammo.com for this terrific product. I sure do

  • Sr. said:

    AA++ Thank You for the fast service.

  • Robert said:

    The price and availability are only issues right now. Good ammo.

  • Practice said:

    Shot 14 rounds so far to verify cycling. No issues. Will consider this for a carry round. Market is hard and expensive right now.

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  • Frank said:

    The pricing and delivery was outstanding. High quality ammo at the best price. Have told my friends and they are going to get their ammo from Ammo.com

  • Nick said:

    3000 rounds with my friends and no problems.

  • Alan said:

    I've ordered this ammo twice now. 1000 rounds each time. First 1000 went through my glock 23 without any failures of any kind. I'm onto the second 1000 now and anticipate the same flawless performance. Service is excellent. Shipping was very fast. Value is great.

  • dog said:

    very good shells

  • Bob said:

    One of the few places that had the 9 mm ammo that I've been trying to get for 3 months. I think our government is intentionally making ammo hard to get. I only wish I could prove it.

  • Lew said:

    Ordered this product via this website due to the lack of availability elsewhere.

  • Jack said:

    Excellent service and quality product. Highly recommended to all my friends

  • ODie Green said:

    This has been the only ammo my Sig P322 will consistently shoot. 975 rounds in a day with very few issues.

  • BlackHawkDon said:

    After only a few dozen rounds, I find this to be an excellent range and critter control ammo. No problems as yet. Look forward to using this shipment so I can go with another order. Oh, this order arrived as scheduled and in great condition.

  • Froggo said:

    I have shot the entire box of these with zero malfunctions. All my 22 pistols - even the finicky Firefly & Bersa Thunder eat it up. Great stuff!

  • red said:

    bought to cover me in case we can't get anymore do till i can get some more in case of zombies, not to just casually shoot

  • CowwFace said:

    Bought 1000 rounds of this to take to the range. We went through about 100 rounds in 2 AR's and zero duds. Perfect feeding, no jamming in either rifle. Using Red Dot sights hit what you pointed the dangerous end at. I would highly recommend this ammo. Tractor on

  • MHB said:

    Fire well in 6 shooters, semi auto rifle and lever action.

  • Kyle said:

    I just ran the ammo through a USPSA competition with zero issues. I've been shooting this ammo for years and rely on it to function, which it always does.

  • will said:

    love this ammo go to range ammo

  • Ronald said:

    Good deal and very happy with purchase. Bought a Walther creed and wanted to run some rounds thru it. Have fired 500 rounds no issues. Great service received ammo in a couple days

  • Dinstar1 said:

    Excellent value, excellent performance and an excellent outlet for ammunition purchases from Ammo.com. Especially the fact that I have not had to wait more than 11/2 days from purchase to delivery. All the reasons why I have passed my purchasing experiences on with everyone I know.

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  • Scott said:

    Great ammo clean and goes bang every time I pull the trigger. My go to ammo for the range

  • Scott said:

    Great ammo at a good price. I have been using this ammo for a while never had any problems clean and accurate. My first time buying at ammo.com and I will be ordering more

  • Doug said:

    I found that the rounds purchased were great for the money/price. Rounds can only be going up in cost in other retailer sites and locations.

  • Sid said:

    No more to say. Just wish I had bought before bo blathered about gun control causing prices up due to run on weapons.

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  • Bob said:

    Good results and meets expectations!

  • Jimmy said:

    It is an excellent and trustable ammo. Thanks!

  • KY.Sundance said:

    Use ammo for target shooting. No jams and afterwards in cleaning the gun, found minimal residue. Would recommend

  • FRANCIS said:

    This ammo never let's any shooter down !

  • huntinman said:

    very happy with purchase,will buy again.

  • Ken said:

    I have shot just over 300 rounds at the range in my M&P 9C and nothing bad to say. Nice groupings. No failures. Excellent choice!!!

  • Fred said:

    Great value and quality product. Will definitely buy again.

  • shepherd said:

    I will definitely buy more

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  • Sarge said:

    Have purchased this brand in .45, 9mm and .380. Consistent quality.

  • Smitty said:

    Worked great

  • Red said:

    Had used Federal Ammo before (!2 gauge magnum) and found it very good

  • Frank said:

    Its was nice to have it show up in a week. had been a long time but man its expensive going pinkling now days.

  • robert said:

    very good shells i will buy again i orderd the ammo and recived them in just a few days i was suprised they were so fast

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  • Matt H said:

    The price on this ammo is amazing, but it is dirty. I shot 250 rounds through a Glock 17 and needed to clean my weapon after 150 rounds. My daughter also bought some because I told her about the great deal. She was shooting a Sig P365 9mm, the Sig does not like the flat nose on this ammo. She shot 100 rounds and was having problems feeding before she finished 50 rounds. We cleaned her weapon, and still had the same problem. I had no feed issues with my Glock. I'm not real sure why Federal decided to go flat nose on this round when they have round nose on their 115 & 124 grain rounds. As good of a deal as this was I don't think I'll be purchasing anymore of this ammo.

  • Ronjai said:

    Had to use the higher grain bullet in my sub compact auto. The federal 147 grain bullet fed flawlessly and provided very accurate results.

  • 2x said:

    Took a box 250 rounds shells performance was outstanding! well done

  • scot said:

    after about 250 rounds no problems at all, will be getting some more soon.

  • Doctor said:

    See summary. Good quality overall.

  • COACHC said:

    Great ammo. No problems what so ever after firing 200 rounds. Good price and super quick ship.

  • Angela said:

    Received quickly, no jamming or misfires.. surprisingly did very well for ammo purchased online. Will buy again.

  • Alex said:

    Good buy

  • Noel RN said:

    Purchased 200 rounds from ammo.com, smooth transaction. I used it on my Beretta PX4 for target shooting at the range, no hiccups, no malfunction. American Eagle is an excellent ammo. I'm a satisfied customer, will buy again. I just wish the price comes down a little bit in the future.

  • Richard said:

    With the millions of rounds of ammo currently in demand......Ammo.com is one place you can count on for your quality ammo, fast delivery, great service and there when you need them!

  • Slim Dav said:

    I bought 1000 rounds for a training class and I shot about 600 rounds in that class. I had no problems. I was very pleased.

  • Zippo said:

    I bought 250 rounds. I have only shot 50, but have had no feeding or ejection problems. It is at least as accurate as my 56 year-old eyes can shoot and was much cleaner than the cheaper ammo on the market. Like I said, I will buy more as it becomes available.

  • no nickname said:

    Purchased this ammo, had never used American Eagle before but knew it was made from Federal which I've never had any issues with. Ammo performed great, no FTF's whatsoever through my Springfield XDM, 100 rounds no problem, will buy again for sure.

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