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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. Pretty high-quality stuff if you ask me.
Federal Premium Gold Medal .22 LR ammunition is a product from the company's "Gold Medal" line of ammunition. The Gold Medal line of ammunition is marketed as a top-tier load designed for accuracy and reliability but suitable for the most demanding of situations, including military and law enforcement operations. By pairing state-of-the-art loads with revolutionary bullets, the company is able to produce a cartridge marked by outstanding accuracy, reliability and match-grade performance. And like all Federal ammunition, Federal Premium Gold Medal .22 LR 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 U.S. Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army.
That said each box of Federal Premium Gold Medal .22 LR ammunition contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge is loaded with a 40 gr match-grade, solid lead projectile, which results in uncanny accuracy, flat trajectories and increased muzzle velocities. In fact, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,080 fps.
All Federal ammunition is manufactured using newly-manufactured, best-in-the-industry brass cases. Additionally, all cartridges are visually inspected prior to leaving the manufacturing plant.
|Projectile Weight||40 gr|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Rounds Per Box||50|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
OK To be honest I have only bought and fired 500 rounds of this ammo in recent years.
Our range holds indoor 22 matches on occasion and I decided to join in one of them.
Well if your going to shoot in a match with people who shoot in matches on a regular basis you do everything you can to give yourself a chance. Including buying the best ammo avalible!
SO..... I bought me 500 rounds of this nice Federal Premium Gold Medal ammo, got my bone stock Ruger 22/45 out and went and had a really good time of getting my butt kicked! :-)
Needless to say I was far from winning but it was at no fault of the ammo. My best 5 rnd group was about the size of a nickel which I thought was pretty good till I looked at the other shooters targets. :(
Some of those guys were using the same ammo (but their guns were a lot fancier than mine:)and had put 5 rnd groups into spots that could be easily covered with a dime and give you change!
I got WHOOPED! But I had a really good time and enjoyed it all the same! Again it was a lot of fun just learning to shoot from all the different positions required!
To anyone looking to get into competive shooting this ammo is a good place to start.
It was clean.
Quite accurate, and fed and functioned flawlessly through the entire match
I also shot some of the best groups I have ever fired with a 22 hand gun that night
Ovverall though its just a bit to pricey a game for me but if your looking to get into competetive shooting I would definetly recomend this ammo to start with
Plus even at this price its still a lot cheaper than the equivalent RWS and just as good if not better!
Overall Top Quality Competition ammo!