Federal Premium Ammunitions or Federal Ammo, is the leading American manufacturer of rimfire, shotshell, centerfire, and more. Dating back to the early 1900s, Federal Premium Ammunition has consistently produced some of the highest quality ammo on the market. Federal Ammo played a large role in supplying ammunition for many of the major wars of the 20th century. Federal Premium Ammunitions was used by the United States in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Ammo continues to provide high-quality ammunition for rifleshotgun and handgun owners today! Federal Premium is known for their reloading components and equipment, and their ammunition is expertly-crafted and remarkably reliable. Whether you need rounds to fuel your range sessions, help you take down trophy bucks on a hunt, or protect yourself and your family at home, this Federal Ammo will get the job done right. Grab all of the outdoor, hunting, and tactical gear you need at Federal Ammunitions to get the best deals around.

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Federal Premium Ammunition is one of the largest and most comprehensive ammunition manufacturers on the planet. The company has a bunch of brands you’ve probably heard of, including American Eagle Ammo, Fusion, and Guard Dog, but their flagship brand is Federal Premium, one of the top choice for multiple shooting activities. Thanks to quality and consistency, this innovative company has a strong reputation among hunters, target shooters, and self-defense gun owners. While they make ammunition and reloading supplies for pretty much any shooting activity and produce for the U.S. Government/Military at their Lake City facilities, Federal markets themselves heavily in the world of hunting as well as the world of self-defense ammunition. Odds are good you’ve heard of Hydra-Shok and HST’s if you’ve spent anytime in a concealed carry class. These hollow-points are know around the world for consistent penetration and expansion – two characteristics law enforcement and self-defense experts crave.

The robust shotshell portfolio including the innovative, high payload weight, Black Cloud line continues upon the traditional Federal motions at play. With regards to this in the hunting and conservation spectrum, Federal figures that a more effective, better performing ammunition leads to a better conservation effort by individuals and contributes to better national habits in maintaining a comfortable wildlife population for future hunters to enjoy. Federal Premium as a company, has a storied past, despite being the younger sibling of so many of its competitors in the ammunition game. The company, their legacy and their future, however lie in this innovative, market driven culture that Federal has been aggressively pursuing since they started in 1922.



Charles Horn founded Federal in 1922. The company was headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota where Mr. Horn restructured an existing small production facility. His aggressive marketing of the brand led to a well-integrated national retail footprint and helped establish the proliferation of sport shooting and the national appetite for “all-things-guns” in America. The company is an outspoken proponent of wildlife conservation and management and as early as the 1930’s, the Federal Cartridge company started raising both awareness and massive financial backing for improvements in the conservation efforts on a national and federal (governmental) level.

Federal is remembered for innovation and initiatives in the shooting sports and firearms/ammunition industry including, but not limited to the following:

  • In 1960 they introduced the soon to be standardized color coding of shotgun shells to differentiate size/gauge to increase shooting safety
  • In 1973 Federal develops and markets steel based shotshells, a major win from a conservation perspective related to waterfowl/watershed hunting and a new line of thinking from a sustainability perspective for the industry.

Federal has been very innovative in the industry and is remembered for many more improvements and technological advances than just these, but as far as the broader shooting community is concerned, these have been major improvements and introductions to shooters that clearly transcend the brand name.