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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 5.56x45 Ammo - 120 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    81 In stock now

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    $49.99 Price

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    • 120 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 120 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 41.7¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3104 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1326 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM855 LPC120
    • UPC 029465065102
  2. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 158 Grain JSP Ammunition

    11 In stock now

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    $420.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 539 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE357A
    • UPC 50029465085082
  3. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    11 In stock now

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    $105.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1330 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H126 4
    • UPC 50029465001389
  4. Federal 16 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    37 In stock now

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    $10.50 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H160 7.5
    • UPC 029465050771
  5. Federal 16 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    16 In stock now

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    $10.50 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
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H160 6
    • UPC 029465050665
  6. Federal American Eagle 5.56x45 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    85 In stock now

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    $8.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 42.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3020 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1256 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM855FL
    • UPC 029465064624
  7. Federal Syntech 45 Auto Ammo - 50 Rounds of 230 Grain Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ) Ammunition

    49 In stock now

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    $21.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43¢ Cost Per Round
    • 830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 352 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45SJ1
    • UPC 604544617429
  8. Federal American Eagle 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    50 In stock now

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    $8.75 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 43.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1282 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE223F
    • UPC 029465065218
  9. Federal 5.56x45 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain FMJ-BT Ammunition

    79 In stock now

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    $8.79 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3165 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1223 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU XM193
    • UPC 029465094607
  10. Federal 5.7x28 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 40 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    62 In stock now
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    $219.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • 2250 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 450 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE5728A
    • UPC 50029465063127
  11. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 50 Rounds of 155 Grain JHP Ammunition

    33 In stock now
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    $22.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1140 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 445 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 40SWB
    • UPC 029465088804
  12. Federal American Eagle 45 Auto Ammo - 50 Rounds of 230 Grain FMJ Ammunition (Trayless)

    3 In stock now

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    $22.25 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 44.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • 890 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 405 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45A50
    • UPC 029465063146
  13. Federal American Eagle 5.56x45 Ammo - 500 Rounds of 50 Grain Frang. Ammunition

    7 In stock now

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    $223.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 44.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU XM556NT1
    • UPC 50029465098211
  14. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 62 Grain FMJ-BT Ammunition

    84 In stock now

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    $8.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3020 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1255 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE223N
    • UPC 029465093488
  15. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 148 Grain LWC Ammunition

    40 In stock now
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    $22.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • 690 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 156 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU GM38A
    • UPC 029465089412
  16. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 165 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $469.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 47¢ Cost Per Round
    • 980 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 352 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P40HS3G
    • UPC 50029465089479
  17. Federal 357 SIG Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    50 In stock now
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    $24.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1350 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 506 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE357S2
    • UPC 029465089924
  18. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 50 Rounds of 165 Grain JHP Ammunition

    48 In stock now

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    $24.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • 980 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 352 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P40HS3G
    • UPC 029465089474
  19. Federal American Eagle 38 Super +P Ammo - 50 Rounds of 115 Grain JHP Ammunition

    46 In stock now

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    $24.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1130 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 325 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE38S3
    • UPC 029465061579
  20. Federal Speed-Shok 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 2-3/4" 3/4 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $12.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1425 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU WF208 4
    • UPC 029465027926
  21. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 500 Rounds of 230 Grain JHP Ammunition

    18 In stock now

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    $244.99 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 49¢ Cost Per Round
    • 850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 369 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU C45D
    • UPC 50029465093148
  22. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain JHP Ammunition

    55 In stock now

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    $10.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1227 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE223G
    • UPC 029465091026
  23. Federal 5.7x28 Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    71 In stock now
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    $25.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE5728A
    • UPC 029465063122
  24. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 50 Rounds of 230 Grain TMJ Ammunition

    32 In stock now

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • 850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 369 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE45N1
    • UPC 029465093563
  25. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 200 Rounds of 55 Grain SP Ammunition

    56 In stock now

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    $100.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 200 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • 3240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1282 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 223A
    • UPC 20029465084176
  26. Federal 40 Cal Ammo - 500 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

    2 In stock now

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    $250.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU C40SWA
    • UPC 50029465093216
  27. Federal Law Enforcement Tactical 40 S&W Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 180 Grain HST JHP Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $499.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1010 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 408 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P40HST1B
    • UPC 50029465064919
  28. Federal 357 Magnum Ammo - 50 Rounds of 158 Grain JSP Ammunition

    49 In stock now

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    $25.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1240 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 539 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE357A
    • UPC 029465085087
  29. Federal Classic 40 cal Ammo - 50 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

    8 In stock now

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    $25.49 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Defense
    • 51¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 40SWA
    • UPC 029465088613
  30. Federal 10mm Ammo - 50 Rounds of 180 Grain FMJ Ammunition

    45 In stock now

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Range
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1030 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 424 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE10A
    • UPC 029465096397
  31. Federal 327 Fed Mag Ammo - 50 Rounds of 85 Grain SP Ammunition

    47 In stock now

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1400 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 370 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU AE327A
    • UPC 029465061555
  32. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    $13.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1330 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H126 4
    • UPC 029465001384
  33. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $540.00 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 54¢ Cost Per Round
    • 950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 250 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 38E
    • UPC 50029465084078
  34. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 230 Grain JHP Ammunition

    10 In stock now

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    $549.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 55¢ Cost Per Round
    • 900 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 414 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P45HS1G
    • UPC 50029465088656
  35. Federal 45 Auto Ammo - 20 Rounds of 230 Grain JHP Ammunition

    25 In stock now

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    $11.19 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • 850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 369 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU C45D
    • UPC 029465093143
  36. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. #2 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $14.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 1-1/8 oz.
    • #2 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1550 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU WF143 2
    • UPC 029465023881
  37. Federal 38 Special Ammo - 50 Rounds of 125 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $28.00 Price

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • 950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 250 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU 38E
    • UPC 029465084073
  38. Federal 40 cal Ammo - 1000 Rounds of 180 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $559.99 Price

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    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 1000 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Self-Defense
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1000 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 400 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • Federal SKU P40HS1G
  39. Federal Speed-Shok 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3" 1-1/8 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

    19 In stock now

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    $14.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 1-1/8 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1550 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU WF143 4
    • UPC 029465023904
  40. Federal 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    7 In stock now

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    $14.25 Price
    • $14.00 each if you buy 5 -  save 2%

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 1/2 oz.
    • #6 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 56¢ to 57¢ Cost Per Round
    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Federal SKU H412 6
    • UPC 029465008826
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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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