- Federal V-Shok Ammo 17 HMR 17 Grain Hornady V-Max 50 Round BoxIn Stock$13.79
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Federal Premium Ammunition in stock at Omaha Outdoors, from 9mm to 5.56mm NATO, is made in America to exacting standards and with tremendous amounts of experience. Federal Ammunition is at the forefront of developing new and better types of bullets and ammo while also finding ways to make existing ammunition more affordable and reliable.
Federal's new American Eagle Syntech line of TSJ pistol ammunition available in 9mm, 40 Smith and Wesson, and 45 ACP has a very different look when compared visually to other types of pistol ammo: the bullet is red. Not dark coppery red, but fire engine red. Why? The lead core has been completely encapsulated in a synthetic polymer. Unlike a jacketed bullet which leaves the base of the core inside the cartridge case exposed, the Syntech bullet prevents any of the lead from being exposed to human hands during handling or from being atomized in even the slightest amount during firing. This is a huge development for those who shoot indoors and are concerned about airborne lead exposure.
Aha, you say, some lead comes from the primer of a standard pistol cartridge! Thinking of everything, Federal made the switch to a lead free primer. There are other benefits to the polymer coating even if you don't shoot indoors: with no copper jacket, there is less fouling in the bore and Federal even says that a reduction in barrel heat will extend barrel life. This is still lethal ammunition, though, despite its bright red projectile color. The American Eagle Syntech TSJ 9mm is a 115gr bullet at 1130fps, the 40 S&W is a 165gr at 1050fps, and the 45 ACP is a 230gr at 830fps.
But wait, there's more! Federal Premium Gold Medal Match, colloquially referred to as FGMM, has long been the gold standard for factory match ammunition. Those who handload, though, have found they could use Berger bullets along with a lot of effort and experimentation in their own loads to meet or exceed the high bar set by Federal Gold Medal Match. Hearing what competitors were saying, Federal is now loading Berger bullets in Gold Medal ammunition. The new line is called Gold Medal Berger and is available in 223 Rem with a 73 grain bullet, 6.5 Grendel with a 130 grain bullet, 6.5 Creedmoor with a 130 grain bullet, and 308 Win with a 185 grain bullet.
Noticing the popularity of 6.5mm cartridges, Federal has added 6.5 Creedmoor to its Fusion and Trophy Copper lines in addition to the Gold Medal Berger line. For those of you who really love to argue about ballistic coefficients online until the wee hours of the morning, Federal Fusion MSR has been expanded to include 6.5 Grendel as well. The Fusion line is meant primarily for hunting, and hog hunters will certainly welcome the addition of 300 Blackout Fusion loads.
Range trips are supposed to be memorable for good things – skills progression, fun, family bonding. They're not supposed to be memorable for poor accuracy or lots of malfunctions. With Federal's American Eagle line of .223 rifle and 9mm pistol ammunition, among many other calibers and cartridges, you won't have any excuses for poor accuracy and you're sure to have a highly reliable and consistent source of ammunition. With those factors out of the way, the only memories you'll make at the range with a case of Federal American Eagle ammo will be good ones.