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Founded in 1916, Federal provided ammunition to the U.S. military for World War II and the Vietnam Conflict. Today, Federal's 1,000+ employees produce high-quality self defense and hunting ammunition entirely from their plant in Anoka, Minnesota. Learn More

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  1. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    74 In stock now

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    $8.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1180 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU TG121 7.5
    • UPC 029465025717
  2. Federal 16 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    3 In stock now

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    $80.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H160 7.5
    • UPC 50029465050776
  3. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    17 In stock now

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    $8.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1210 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H200 7.5
    • UPC 029465072773
  4. Federal Syntech Action Pistol 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 150 Grain Total Synthetic Jacket Ammunition

    46 In stock now

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    $16.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 150 Grain
    • Specialty Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 870 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 252 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE9SJAP1
    • UPC 604544624083
  5. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

    48 In stock now

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    $330.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1225 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU XM9001
    • UPC 50029465085808
  6. Federal LE 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 115 Grain +P+ JHP Ammunition

    64 In stock now

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    $330.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU 9BPLE
    • UPC 50029465088069
  7. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 500 Rounds of 55 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    8 In stock now
    Image For 500 Rounds Of 55 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 223 Rem Federal Ammunition
    $165.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU AE223J
    • UPC 50029465062328
  8. Federal Wounded Warrior 12 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    50 In stock now

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    $8.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1-1/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1145 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU TGL12US 8
  9. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    10 In stock now

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    $8.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1290 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H121 6
    • UPC 029465025663
  10. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

    10 In stock now

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    $329.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • 760 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU 38C
    • UPC 50029465084030
  11. Federal 5.56x45 Ammo - 600 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    56 In stock now

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    $200.00 Price

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    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 33.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3020 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1255 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM855BK150
    • UPC 50029465065169
  12. Federal 5.56x45 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 55 Grain FMJ-BT Ammunition

    59 In stock now

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    $168.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 33.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1282 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM193BL
    • UPC 50029465062496
  13. Federal American Eagle 5.56x45 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    60 In stock now

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    $168.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 33.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3020 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1256 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM855FL
    • UPC 50029465064629
  14. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 50 Rounds of 165 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    41 In stock now

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    $16.99 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1130 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 468 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE40R3
    • UPC 029465092818
  15. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 130 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    34 In stock now

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    $339.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • 890 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 229 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE38K
    • UPC 50029465091908
  16. Federal 9mm Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 147 Grain JHP Ammunition

    38 In stock now

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    $339.95 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 326 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 9MS
    • UPC 50029465088571
  17. Federal 17 WSM Ammo - 50 Rounds of 20 Grain Polymer Tip Ammunition

    3 In stock now

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    $17.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Hunting
    • 20 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Rimfire Primer
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU AE17WSM1
    • UPC 029465058470
  18. Federal 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 30 Grain JHP Ammunition

    50 In stock now

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    $17.19 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Rimfire
    • 34.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 322 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P765
    • UPC 029465056988
  19. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 230 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    27 In stock now
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    $345.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 34.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 890 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 404 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45A
    • UPC 029465585037
  20. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 100 Rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    25 In stock now
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    $34.99 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE40R100
    • UPC 029465062446
  21. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 185 Grain JHP Ammunition

    55 In stock now
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    Price $374.99

    Price $349.99

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • 950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 371 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 45C
    • UPC 50029465084115
  22. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $349.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • 690 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 156 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM38A
    • UPC 029465089412
  23. 45 ACP - 230 Grain FMJ - Federal American Eagle Bulk Pack - 1000 Rounds

    5 In stock now

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    Image For 1000 Rounds Of 230 Grain FMJ Boxer Brass 45 Auto Federal Ammunition
    $349.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • 890 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 404 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45A200
    • UPC 50004544638359
  24. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 50 Rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    51 In stock now
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    $17.80 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 35.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE40R1
    • UPC 029465092542
  25. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LRN Ammunition

    47 In stock now
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    $18.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 770 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 208 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE38B
    • UPC 029465085018
  26. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 147 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    40 In stock now

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    $18.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 326 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE9N2
    • UPC 029465093549
  27. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    20 In stock now

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    $9.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1210 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU TG20 9
    • UPC 029465019389
  28. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    25 In stock now

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    $9.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Upland Game
    • 1 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1290 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H121 8
    • UPC 029465025885
  29. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $9.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU TG12 7.5
    • UPC 029465019365
  30. Federal 16 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $90.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H160 8
    • UPC 50029465050882
  31. Federal Syntech 45 ACP Ammo - 500 Rounds of 230 Grain Total Synthetic Jacket Ammunition

    49 In stock now

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    Image For 500 Rounds Of 230 Grain TSJ Boxer Brass 45 Auto Federal Ammunition
    $179.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 352 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45SJ1
    • UPC 50004544617422
  32. Federal Syntech Action Pistol 45 ACP Ammo - 500 Rounds of 220 Grain Total Synthetic Jacket Ammunition

    18 In stock now

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    $179.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • 795 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 309 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45SJAP1
    • UPC 50004544624109
  33. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

    46 In stock now
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    $18.19 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 36.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1160 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 344 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 9BP
    • UPC 029465088163
  34. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

    34 In stock now
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    $18.19 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 36.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1225 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 383 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM9001
    • UPC 029465085803
  35. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWC Ammunition

    43 In stock now

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    $18.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 37¢ Cost Per Round
    • 760 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU 38C
    • UPC 029465084035
  36. Federal 9mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 147 Grain JHP Ammunition

    40 In stock now
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    $18.70 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 37.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 326 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 9MS
    • UPC 029465088576
  37. Federal American Eagle 40 Cal Ammo - 120 Rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    21 In stock now

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    $44.99 Price

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    • 120 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 120 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PAE40180
    • UPC 029465063641
  38. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain FMJ-BT Ammunition

    75 In stock now
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    $7.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1282 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE223
    • UPC 029465084820
  39. Federal 5.56x45 Ammo - 600 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    15 In stock now
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    $225.00 Price

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    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 600 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3020 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1256 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM855 LPC120
    • UPC 50029465065107
  40. Federal LE 38 Special +P Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain LSWCHP Ammunition

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    $374.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 37.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 900 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 284 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 38G
    • UPC 50029465084139
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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. 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.

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 .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.
  • 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 .40 caliber 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.

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  • sixftmoose said:

    "I have always trusted Federal ammo to be good quality and this 12 gauge ammo once again proves to me that Federal knows what they are doing when it comes to making ammo! I have had no problems what so ever with any of the ammo I purchased from Ammo.com and I'm a life long customer after dealing with them, the ammo arrived quickly and has served its purpose. I used the ammo in my brand new Mossberg 500 and it cycled properly with no problems, consistent pattern, reasonable recoil and came in a handy little ammo can in great shape (Nice little bonus if you ask me!) I would recommend this ammo to anyone looking for a good quality 00 Buck."

  • Hondobob said:

    "I've gone through two cans of this excellent shotgun ammo without complaint. It cycles just fine in my old Winchester 1897, High Standard Supermatic, and a Norinco clone of the Colt 1878 side-by-side. Good patterns and power with manageable recoil. Some ammo cans are loaded with 25-round boxes, others with smaller boxes, but always a total of 175 rounds. An excellent choice for hunting or defense. I'm buying more when it's available."

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  • Mac said:

    "I have shot this brand of ammo before, it has always performed well in my semi-auto without jaming, and is very accurate in my particular weapon."

  • Lia_npc said:

    "Appreciate fast turn of customer order being shipped to me, thanks much in this trying time of our great country"

  • Click To Purchase This 223 Rem Federal Ammunition
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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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  • Click To Purchase This 45 Auto Federal Ammunition
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  • Lee said:

    "I like the ammo, but not the rising cost of the ammo. No misfires on the ammo in over 500 rounds shot thus far."

  • zinger30-06 said:

    "This ammo was purchased for range use. I shoot on average 100 rounds per session at least once a week. I was pleasently surprised at the peformance of the round. I fired 25 rounds at one target and then 25 at a second target. Folded them over each other and the groupings were a close match. My carry pistol is a Colt Defender 1911 and this is perfect practice ammo. I will continue to purchase as it becomes available. "

  • Louis said:

    "Great ammo with high quality brass, also has large pistol primer if you are interested in reloading. As far as value goes, given the recently inflated prices that accompany such high demand all ammo has become too pricey. That having been said, in relative terms it is a great value. It is my go to ammo for practicing."

  • Louis said:

    "This is reliable, clean burning consistent ammo. It cycles perfectly and there were no malfunctions in either my XDM or my Kimber 1911 super carry ultra. It has high quality reloadable brass with large pistol primers. When available this is my go to ammo."

  • Practice said:

    "Just purchased this for 1911 range time. Shoots fine through a couple hundred rounds so far with no goofups. Market is up right now so that'll explain overall cost. I'd buy more when the time comes. "

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  • Click To Purchase This 9mm Federal Ammunition
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  • This is my Glock said:

    "My Glock eats this stuff up. I like it so much I don't want to shoot the remaining 700 rounds I have left. I just stash it with 300 rounds of 9BPLE and take it out to drool over it before I head to the range with PMC for plinking."

  • Terry said:

    "I find it a great value and excellent quality and fine performance ammo and would happily recommend it to anybody else to use. I have used it in both my 9mm pistols, SCCY CPX-2 & Kel-Tec P-11. "

  • Highdesertrat said:

    "This ammo has always worked well in my S&W M&P and Ruger P-95. I have never had a problems with misfires and accuracy is good. Great price also."

  • Orion1958 said:

    "I find it a great value and excellent quality and fine performance ammo and would happily recommend it to anybody else to use. "

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  • Click To Purchase This 9mm Federal Ammunition
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  • 45Mudman said:

    "Bought 500 rds. first mag, would not feed, S&W M&P, tried it in a Taurus 709 same thing, tried some in a hi-point 9mm, made it through the first mag then the second, hmm what;s up with this? third mag 2nd round no feed, 4th same. Sorry to say I wasted hard earned money on target and practice ammo I can't use. Don't buy."

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  • JW102282 said:

    "I purchased a small amount (100 rounds) of this ammo strictly to use for personal defense. I wanted a heavier hollow point round in order to get the most stopping power and expansion I can from a 9 mm. I only fired fifty of the one hundred rounds because I wanted to make sure that they feed into my weapon and fire without any problems. Again, I feel that I would want to run at least 200 - 300 of these rounds in order to give a better review. However,the fifty that I did test fire operated from my Glock 26 Gen 4 without any issues. I did notice that with the magazine fully loaded with these rounds opposed to the 124 grain and some of the 115 grain that I was running, the magazine was a little more tough to get it to lock in while loading. Just had to push/hit the mag in a little harder. Operationally though, they ran well."

  • korba said:

    "Great ammo, no failures, no problems at all.. Great!"

  • Click To Purchase This 5.56x45 Federal Ammunition
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  • Bear Patrol said:

    "Ammo comes in 5 plastic mini ammo boxes that look really neat! I wish the carry handles were real but they’re still worth holding onto for future use. So far I’ve put about 360 of these through my Windham HBC with no issues. As for accuracy I’ve only fired at targets from 100 yards or less from a standing position, so I’m not sure how they do at longer ranges but they always hit where I aim at those distances. The only downside for me so far is that I have to use paper targets or improvised targets (milk jugs, cans, etc.) Because these were leaving some SERIOUS dents in my 1/2 inch thick ar500 steel target. Overall I’d definitely recommend these to someone looking for decent 5.56 ammo at a good price."

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