Premium Difference

What Makes Federal Premium

Every product that bears the Federal Premium® name starts with a vision to redefine what’s possible. Our many exclusive technologies turn that goal into reality with the support of the industry’s best components, most skilled craftsmen, and the tightest quality standards.

 

Accuracy Starts At Ignition

They call it B-lead styphnate, but in plain English, it's the fuel our primers use to achieve their world-renowned quality. All Premium loads feature the finest primers, which are subjected to more frequent inspections for dimensional tolerances and charge weight to ensure they deliver consistent ignition for every shot. We also load select products with our exclusive Catalyst primer. Its lead-free technology provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible.

Powder Powers Everything We Do

Premium loads feature propellants specially formulated to meet our stringent specifications. These clean-burning powders are of the highest grades in the industry. They're consistent and reliable. Your shooting will be too.

The Gold Standard For Brass

Federal Premium has been crafting and perfecting brass ever since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off our machines. The precision-built cases in most centerfire Premium loads feature nickel-plated brass that defeats corrosion and aids in sleek, smooth extraction in even the most extreme conditions.

Best Projectiles

No matter the target or application, it’s ultimately the projectile that does the job. Whether it’s a slug or pellet, buckshot or bullet—it needs to fly accurately and perform on impact, every time. That’s why only the world's finest projectiles ever make it into a Federal Premium case or hull. So if you hunt or compete, plink or protect, you’ll find the best projectile for every application.