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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 Punch 40 S&W Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain JHP Ammunition

    23 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 165 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 40 Cal Federal Ammunition
    $18.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • 165 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Self-Defense
  2. Federal Personal Defense 380 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds of 99 Grain HST Ammunition

    75 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 99 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 380 ACP Federal Ammunition
    $18.59 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 93¢ Cost Per Round
    • 99 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Self-Defense
  3. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SP Ammunition

    73 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 150 Grain SP Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $18.69 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 93.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 150 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2820 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2648 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 308A
    • UPC 029465084745
  4. Federal 44 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 240 Grain SP Ammunition

    70 In stock now
    Image For 50 Rounds Of 240 Grain JSP Boxer Brass 44 Magnum Federal Ammunition
    $47.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 50 Rounds
    • 94¢ Cost Per Round
    • 240 Grain
    • JSP Bullet
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1270 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 859 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE44B
    • UPC 029465099275
  5. Federal 32 ACP Ammo - 20 Rounds of 65 Grain JHP Ammunition

    62 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 65 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 32 ACP Federal Ammunition
    $19.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • 65 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Self-Defense
  6. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain JHP Ammunition

    72 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 165 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 45 Auto Federal Ammunition
    $19.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • 165 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Self-Defense
  7. Federal Non-Typical Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo - 200 Rounds of 140 Grain SP Ammunition

    9 In stock now
    Image For 200 Rounds Of 140 Grain SP Boxer Brass 6.5 Creedmoor Federal Ammunition
    $189.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 200 Rounds
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • 140 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2351 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 65CDT1
    • UPC 50004544627353
  8. Federal Power-Shok 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo - 200 Rounds of 140 Grain JSP Ammunition

    14 In stock now
    Image For 200 Rounds Of 140 Grain JSP Boxer Brass 6.5 Creedmoor Federal Ammunition
    $195.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 200 Rounds
    • 97.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 140 Grain
    • JSP Bullet
    • American-made Discount Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2351 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 65CRDB
    • UPC 50004544638304
  9. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 69 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    76 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 69 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 223 Rem Federal Ammunition
    $19.69 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • 98.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 69 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1333 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM223M
    • UPC 029465089320
  10. Federal Shorty Shotshell 12 Gauge Ammo - 10 Rounds of 1-3/4" 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    66 In stock now
    Image For 10 Rounds Of 1 oz. #1 Shot 12 Gauge Federal Ammunition
    $9.89 Price

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 10 Rounds
    • 98.9¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1 oz.
    • #1 Shot Bullet
    • Slug
    • New Condition
    • 1-3/4" Shell Length
    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU SH129 RS
    • UPC 604544651454
  11. Federal 7.62x39 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 123 Grain SP Ammunition

    81 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 123 Grain SP Boxer Brass 7.62x39 Federal Ammunition
    $21.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • 123 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2350 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1508 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 76239B
    • UPC 029465085285
  12. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 500 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    4 In stock now
    Image For 500 Rounds Of 168 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $559.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 500 Rounds
    • $1.12 Cost Per Round
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 50029465097092
  13. Federal 45 Long Colt Ammo - 20 Rounds of 225 Grain LSWCHP Ammunition

    22 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 225 Grain LSWCHP Boxer Brass 45 Long Colt Federal Ammunition
    $23.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • 225 Grain
    • LSWCHP Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU C45LCA
    • UPC 029465093099
  14. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    16 In stock now
    Image For 200 Rounds Of 168 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition

    Price $255.00

    Price $235.00

    Qty:

    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 200 Rounds
    • $1.18 Cost Per Round
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 029465589332
  15. Federal 44 Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 240 Grain JHP Ammunition

    62 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 240 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 44 Magnum Federal Ammunition
    $23.99 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.20 Cost Per Round
    • 240 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Self-Defense
  16. Federal Gold Medal 224 Valkyrie Ammo - 20 Rounds of 90 Grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP Ammunition

    77 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 90 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 224 Valkyrie Federal Ammunition
    $24.50 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.23 Cost Per Round
    • 90 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1475 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM224VLK1
    • UPC 604544630275
  17. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    79 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 168 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $25.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2650 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2619 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M
    • UPC 029465089337
  18. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 200 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    12 In stock now
    Image For 200 Rounds Of 175 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $250.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 200 Rounds
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • 175 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M2
    • UPC 20029465091723
  19. Federal 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 117 Grain SPBT Ammunition

    29 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 117 Grain SPBT Boxer Brass 25-06 Federal Ammunition
    $27.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • 117 Grain
    • SPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 3030 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2385 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P2506C
    • UPC 029465084462
  20. Federal Fusion 300 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Fusion Ammunition

    72 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 150 Grain Fusion Boxer Brass 300 Win Mag Federal Ammunition
    $27.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 150 Grain
    • Fusion Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 3200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3410 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F300WFS1
    • UPC 029465098001
  21. Federal 30-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 168 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    37 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 168 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 30-06 Federal Ammunition
    $28.00 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 168 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2700 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2719 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM3006M
    • UPC 029465089344
  22. Federal Vital-Shok 25-06 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 100 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

    20 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 100 Grain Polymer Tipped Boxer Brass 25-06 Federal Ammunition
    $28.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 100 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 3220 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2302 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P2506D
    • UPC 029465090340
  23. Federal Gold Medal 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo - 200 Rounds of 140 Grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP Ammunition

    15 In stock now
    Image For 200 Rounds Of 140 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 6.5 Creedmoor Federal Ammunition
    $279.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 200 Rounds
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • 140 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2224 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM65CRD1
    • UPC 50004544630315
  24. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 175 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    82 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 175 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $28.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.45 Cost Per Round
    • 175 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 2627 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM308M2
    • UPC 029465091729
  25. Federal 308 Win Ammo - 20 Rounds of 165 Grain SPBT Ammunition

    25 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 165 Grain SPBT Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 308 Win Federal Ammunition
    $28.99 Price

    Qty:

    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.45 Cost Per Round
    • 165 Grain
    • SPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
  26. Federal Fusion 50 Action Express Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain SP Ammunition

    69 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 300 Grain SP Boxer Brass 50 Action Express Federal Ammunition
    $29.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • 300 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1500 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1499 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU F50AEFS1
    • UPC 029465064242
  27. Federal 300 Win Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 190 Grain HPBT Ammunition

    71 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 190 Grain HPBT Boxer Brass 300 Win Mag Federal Ammunition
    $37.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $1.88 Cost Per Round
    • 190 Grain
    • HPBT Bullet
    • American-made Range
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2900 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 3548 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM300WM
    • UPC 029465091736
  28. Federal Prmium Vital-Shok 454 Casull Ammo - 20 Rounds of 300 Grain Swift A-Frame JHP Ammunition

    2 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 300 Grain JHP Boxer Nickel-Plated Brass 454 Casull Federal Ammunition
    $49.95 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $2.50 Cost Per Round
    • 300 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
  29. Federal 500 S&W Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 275 Grain SCHP Ammunition

    7 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 275 Grain JHP Boxer Brass 500 S&W Magnum Federal Ammunition
    $51.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $2.60 Cost Per Round
    • 275 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1660 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1682 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P500XB1
    • UPC 029465098360
  30. Federal Power-Shok 375 H&H Magnum Ammo - 20 Rounds of 270 Grain SP Ammunition

    22 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 270 Grain SP Boxer Brass 375 H&H Magnum Federal Ammunition
    $53.49 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $2.67 Cost Per Round
    • 270 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 2690 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 4338 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 375A
    • UPC 029465085711
  31. Federal 454 Casull Ammo - 20 Rounds of 250 Grain SCHP Ammunition

    5 In stock now
    Image For 20 Rounds Of 250 Grain JHP Boxer Brass 454 Casull Federal Ammunition
    $54.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • Made by Federal
    • 20 Rounds
    • $2.70 Cost Per Round
    • 250 Grain
    • JHP Bullet
    • American-made Hunting
    • New Condition
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1530 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1299 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P454XB1
    • UPC 029465098346
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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.

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, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Special, .327 Federal, .357 Mag, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .45 GAP, .44 Mag, and 10mm. It’s also available in 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, .30-30, and .30-06, among others. It’s also available in shotgun shells, including 10 gauge, 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.

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  • Cliff said:

    "I purchased the Federal .308 American Eagle 150 grain FMJ-BT to shoot in my new FN FAL rifle, and boy was I impressed because I had never tried this ammo before. I was shooting at 50 and100 yards and getting .25" to .50" groupings. Also I had some Remington Cor-Lokt with me and it was noticeable that the Federal American Eagle had more recoil than the Remington. As a final note I shot 10 rounds at 250 yds at a clump of grass the size of a basketball and hit it every time from a hilltop on a powerline. Great ammo. "

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  • Loop said:

    "This ammo is absolutely excellent, it ran flawlessly through my Glock 20 with no malfunctions. All of the rounds looked phenomenal no dinged casings, bad primers, or tarnishing on the casing or led bullet. This ammo is what I personally have loaded for my home defense round. Would I recommend this ammo to others? Yes, in fact I believe in it so much I trust my life to it."

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  • Paperbanger said:

    " Looking for some .40 cal you can feed your pistol with total confidence? Fill your magazines with the HST JHP from Federal! My Sig and I spent an afternoon punching holes with these, along with three other brands. We know there are some brands okay for range practice, because a misfeed or misfire doesn't matter much. But it was clear from the outset that if you carry, these are the guys you want to take with you. Never a misfeed or misfire, and accurate to a gnat's eyelash. I figure if it's my life and perhaps the lives of my loved ones on the line, I'll have enough to worry about without fighting the bad guys and my ammo problems at the same time. "

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  • golfnguns357 said:

    "Every ammo I have purchased and used that has the Federal name on it has been the creme de la creme in my book. The 147 grain JHP is no exception. Whether it's for my revolvers, pistols or long guns I have complete confidence when Federal is with me."

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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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  • 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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  • Pogo said:

    "Consistent sub MOA groups with a Fulton Armory AR-15 A2, SS match barrel 1:9 twist. Compared to similar match loads by Black Hills, Remington and Hornady; factor of 2 improvement on accuracy with this Federal ammo. Ammo.com get more of this into stock! "

  • USMC1 said:

    "I have tried a number of rounds from flat base hollow point to ballistic tip's but I was not satisfied with the results. So, I tried the 69 grain BTHP match, I was very pleased with the results, much more consistent, however purchasing massed produced ammo for accuracy is not the way to go. If you shoot a lot, reloading your own ammo is the best way to ensure that every round is the same. I feel the value of the ammo is about average in cost. What I paid for the 40 rounds from ammo net including shipping I could buy the same at a local store, so not really a savings."

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  • Dale said:

    "I always have these rounds on hand as they are truly one hole accurate from my Remington 700 with 26 inch bull barrel (with Zeiss scope) rifle. As most of you know the military "experts" use the match bullets for very long range work. This is exceptionally good ammo and the price for that is not measurable."

  • Cleggras said:

    "Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to shoot any of these rounds, however, these are the flavor that my rifle prefers. They typically group under an inch at 100 yards. They have just been so hard to find in stores in my area and at a price I can afford. Thank you!"

  • Ralph said:

    "Federal performed better than the Black Hills Gold Match I purchased for my Springfield M1A and will be purchase again. "

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