Federal Ammunition

Anoka, MN 55303


About Federal Ammunition


900 Ehlen Dr.
Anoka, MN 55303
United States of America

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Federal Premium, headquartered in Anoka, MN, is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. From humble beginnings nestled among the lakes and woods of Minnesota, Federal Premium Ammunition has evolved into one of the world's largest producers of sporting ammunition. Beginning in 1922, founding president, Charles L. Horn, paved the way for our success. Today, Federal carries on Horn's vision for quality products and service with the next generation of outdoorsmen and women. We maintain our position as experts in the science of ammunition production. Every day we manufacture products to enhance our customers' shooting experience while partnering with the conservation organizations that protect and support our outdoor heritage. We offer thousands of options in our Federal Premium and Federal® lines-it's what makes us the most complete ammunition company in the business and provides our customers with a choice no matter their pursuit.

For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

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Federal Ammunition Introduces New HammerDown: The Only Hunting Ammo Truly Optimized for Lever-Action Rifles

Oct. 15, 2020
Federal Ammunition is proud to introduce the industry’s only ammunition truly designed for optimal cycling and overall performance from the time-tested, lever-action rifle platform. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.
Firearm & Ammo Storage

Buckets of Federal’s Award-Winning Syntech Range Ammunition Now Available

Nov. 8, 2019
From the largest ammunition manufacturer of the world comes all-new Syntech Bulk Buckets boast 250 to 500 rounds packed in rugged plastic buckets that stack, store and transport easily. Shipments of this product have been delivered to dealers.

Federal Awarded $12.9 million MK311 Mod 3 Delivery Order

Sept. 25, 2019
Federal Ammunition was awarded a new delivery order worth $12.9 million under its MK311 Mod 3 Frangible Ammunition contract. Orders were placed under the company's small-caliber ammunition contract, issued by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in 2017.
Federal Premium Law Enforcement Ammunition
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The National Rifle Association

Hydra-Shok Deep Takes 2019 Golden Bullseye Award for Ammunition Product of the Year

May 3, 2019
The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Shooting Illustrated magazine recently honored Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep with its Golden Bullseye Award for 2019 Ammunition Product of the Year.
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Articles & News

Officer Media Group, photographer Frank Borelli
Preliminary information indicates the .30SC penetrates deeper than .380ACP but not quite as deep as 9mm.

Guns, Lights & Knives; Oh My!

A quick look at a new cartridge, new handguns, new knives and new lights.
Officer Media Group, photographer Frank Borelli
5-shots of .357Mag or .38Spl in a very rugged 3' barrel frame makes for an excellent backwoods handgun.

A Trusty Sidearm for the Backwoods

When you need some versatility with no shortage of energy delivery in the backwoods, a 5-shot revolver with a 3" barrel and chambered for .357 Magnum answers the call pretty well.
Officer Media Group, Robert Marvulli photographer
At 20 yards, we were able to keep the Hydra-Shok bullets within a 3.5-inch circle at 20 yards, but we are certain they are capable of better accuracy with better shooters.

Will the New Hydra-Shok Deep Perform?

Reviewing the Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep cartridges in 9mm and .40 S&W.
Lindsey Bertomen
SIG SAUER sent us two cartridge combinations to test: 140 grain OTM Match Grade Rifle Cartridges (2,690 ft./s at 2,249 foot-pounds) and 6.5 Creedmoor HT rounds (2,825 ft./s at 2,126 foot-pounds). If I were to recommend a 120-grain combination, the HT is definitely the way to go. It did an outstanding job in crosswinds, yet produced very low recoil. SIG SAUER rifle rounds have a cannelured crimp, which looks unusual, but performs extremely well.

Cartridge Review: 6.5 Creedmoor

Test results through the barrel of a Savage AXIS II XP
Gene Whisenand
Ballistic Gelatin testing can be tedious. Throughout the entire range time, both the Smith & Wesson Model 442 and Federal HST performed without a hitch.

Old School Is Still Cool

For a law enforcement back up or EDC gun, the Smith & Wesson Model 442 is the way to go.
Med-Eng released its Avenger Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), a patrol-car-trunk sized robot that can be mounted with CBRNE sensors and, using its arms, peek inside (or even grab something inside) of the passenger compartments of vehicles and into truck beds. This is a full featured remote machine with full capabilities.

Law Enforcement Trends

Here are 11 important trends that emerged in law enforcement in 2017.
The 6.5-pound Savage Axis SR has the same type of button rifled barrel and floating bolt head as the premium models, but in a much lighter package.

Ammo Engineered for Law Enforcement

We paired Federal’s T308T law enforcement ammunition with Savage Arms’ Axis SR in a truly unique partnership.

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Popular Federal Premium Barnes Triple-Shock X Loads Return

March 1, 2019
Federal is bringing back its hard-hitting, exceptionally accurate Federal Premium Barnes Triple-Shock X rifle loads. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Federal Ammunition Unveils New Enhanced Mobile Ballistics App

July 10, 2018
Federal Ammunition’s new enhanced mobile app is a powerful tool to help hunters and shooters streamline and maximize all facets of the shooting experience.

Federal Ammunition Launches Enhanced New Website

July 10, 2018
Federal Ammunition’s new website makes it faster and easier to choose the right loads, learn about industry-leading products and the technology behind them and find the best deals on ammo.

Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing 224 Valkyrie

May 30, 2018
Federal Premium launches a new load in 224 Valkyrie aimed at long-range target shooters with its release of 90-grain Sierra MatchKing.

Federal Introduces Syntech Action Pistol Competition Handgun Ammunition

May 11, 2018
Federal Ammunition is pleased to introduce all-new Syntech Action Pistol, the official ammunition of the USPSA.

FBI Awards Contract for up to $19 Million of Specifically Designed Federal Premium Training Ammunition

April 27, 2018
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Vista Outdoor a contract to supply FBI and other Federal Government Agencies with a high-performance Federal Premium 9mm handgun training round specifically designed to support their mission.

Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

April 13, 2018
Federal Premium is pleased to announce it has added new calibers and grain weights to its full line of American Eagle rifle ammunition.

Federal Expands Lineup of Its Popular Syntech Ammunition

April 9, 2018
Federal Ammunition is pleased to announce a new addition to its full line of Syntech handgun ammunition.