Federal Ammunition opened its doors on April 27, 1922. Odds were against the fledgling factory, but the support of shooters like you and the tireless work of our dedicated American workforce carried us through 100 years and transformed us into the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer. Join us in celebrating this milestone and see some of the countless stories from the century that made us.

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We’re Just Getting Warmed Up

It’s time to go back to where it all started, way back in 1922. Experience the history and energy of Federal Ammunition’s early days, the strides that sustained us through the decades, and the innovation that’s fueling our next 100 years.

It’s time to go back to where it all started, way back in 1922. Experience the history and energy of Federal Ammunition’s early days, the strides that sustained us through the decades, and the innovation that’s fueling our next 100 years.

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Tour The Federal Factory

In recognition of our 100th anniversary, we’re giving you an exclusive tour of Federal’s historic 175-acre manufacturing plant. Come along for a seldom-seen look behind the curtain and learn more about how Federal crafts the world’s best ammunition.

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The 1920s: From Bankruptcy To Boom

Federal Ammunition’s earliest days were filled with both uncertainty and inspiration, and the result was something no one could have predicted.

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Federal’s Founding Personalities

Despite the odds being stacked against Federal in its early years, the company survived and thrived thanks to its employees. Take a look at the key figures in Federal Cartridge Company’s formation.

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Win More Than 54,000 Rounds Of Federal Ammo

The NRA is helping us kick off our centennial year with the 100th Celebration Sweepstakes. Enter today for a chance at winning more than 54,000 rounds of Federal ammo.

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Limited Edition Anniversary Ammunition Available Now

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Federal history. In honor of our 100th anniversary, we’re offering limited-edition rifle and handgun ammunition with throwback packaging designs. They’re available now, but supplies won’t last.

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Federal Ammunition: The First Hundred Years

From a single small building run by a handful of employees to the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer—you’ll experience our entire vivid history with Federal Ammunition: The First Hundred Years, a limited-edition, 244-page hardcover book. Own the definitive guide to America’s ammunition icon.

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100 year Anniversary Coffee Table Book

A Look Back: Hunter Safety

For generations, Federal served the industry as not only a manufacturer, but also as an educator. These hunter safety posters from the 1950s are perfect examples of Federal’s longstanding leadership. Interestingly, although clothing, firearms and styles have clearly changed, the safety fundamentals illustrated on these posters are just as true and timely now as the day they were printed.

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100 Years Of Innovation