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The Federal Cartridge Company, headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. The company was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the finest names in the ammunition industry. Today, the company manufactures a complete line of rimfire ammunition, centerfire ammunition and shotshells – they even have a production contract with the United States Military. Federal ammunition has been used during multiple Olympic Games in which the U.S. team brought home gold, silver and bronze medals.
Federal AE 7.62x51mm ammunition is a product from the American Eagle line of ammunition. American Eagle ammunition is marketed as precision practice ammunition, and though it is inexpensive, it offers an uncanny accuracy on par with the more expensive brands. Like all Federal ammunition, Federal AE 7.62x51mm ammunition is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is an interesting aspect of the ammunition in itself. LCAAP is a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the United States Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army.
As noted, each package of Federal AE 7.62x51mm ammunition contains 20 non-corrosive, polished brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 168 gr open tip match bullet, which provides for increased accuracy over full metal jackets while still retaining some of the terminal ballistic properties characteristic of hollow points. Some would categorize these bullets as hollow-point boat-tail bullets. Nevertheless, these cartridges have been observed to travel at speeds in excess of 2,600 fps. Additionally, all Federal ammunition is manufactured using fully-reloadable, newly-manufactured brass cases as well as non-corrosive Boxer primers. All cartridges are visually inspected prior to leaving the manufacturing plant.
Though the Federal Cartridge Company designed these cartridges for match use with the M1A, they work wonderfully in any platform chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge. So if you prefer the M14, the FN SCAR or the Heckler & Koch G3, you can still consider this ammunition for:
- Match shooting
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…
|Projectile Type||Hollow Point|
|Projectile Weight||168 gr|
|Rounds Per Box||20|