Custom Rifle Ammo
Make precision personal with our wide selection of custom rifle loads.
30 Super Carry
Hits like a 9mm Luger. Carries like a 380 Auto. Designed exclusively for defense.
High Over All
More reloads and better patterns for the most elite trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters.
Varmint & Predator
Get the most of rimfire with loads that offer both accuracy and violent expansion on impact.
There’s never been a muzzleloading system like this. See all the benefits that set FireStick apart to provide the most convenient, safe and consistent performance ever.
Hydra-Shok® Component Bullets
The bullet that’s defined self-defense for a generation is now available as a component.
Federal X Stone Glacier
Two great brands have finally come together. Don't miss your chance to own exclusive Federal-branded Stone Glacier apparel.
Model 2020 Waypoint Special Edition
We worked with engineers from Springfield Armory to create Custom Shop loads specifically designed for the utmost performance from the new Model 2020 Waypoint rifle.
Listen. Laugh. Learn. Every “It’s Federal Season” podcast pulls from Federal’s nearly 100 years of ammunition manufacturing. Get the latest news, tips from our team of ambassadors, technical info from our in-house ammo experts, and much more.
Whether you’re looking to fill the tag of a lifetime or just the freezer, you need ammunition built for your hunt. We have you covered with a range of rifle loads that deliver the performance you demand.
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IT’S FEDERAL SEASON FACT
Hunters and anglers provide more than 75 percent of the annual funds for many of the 50 state conservation agencies. —National Shooting Sports Foundation
These days, more and more waterfowl hunters are breaking from tradition and bringing sub-gauge shotguns to their blind. We explore this trend and the ammunition that’s fueling it.
Modern payloads of tungsten, bismuth, steel and other materials don’t pattern like traditional lead. We reveal why this is and explain how to select the right choke for the job.
Even when you’re behind a locked-up pointer, there’s no telling how a shot at an upland bird will unfold—and that fast-paced uncertainty rattles even the best hunters. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning prepares for it with this easy drill.
Savor your hard-earned harvest and enjoy every bite with this collection of easy, exclusive wild game recipes from Federal.
As conscientious hunters, we don't just want to fill tags. We also want to make a positive difference to the places we hunt. Tag along with Federal ambassador Josh Froelich on his journey to turn his home property into ideal habitat for both game and hunters.
This non-toxic pellet material is back with a vengeance, thanks to new loads like Federal Premium HEVI-Bismuth. We reveal more about the extraordinary metal and how to select shot sizes that get the most from it.
What separates standard clay target loads from the best ones? We break down the real-world differences.
From garden pests to gobblers, the .410 bore has been reborn thanks to modern ammunition.
If finding cast whitetail antlers seems to involve little more than good boots, sharp eyes and a dose of luck, think again. This expert’s tips will boost your antler count and give you a fresh perspective.
Looking to stretch your slam or just see new ground this spring? Check out these top gobbler destinations.
A safari is a dream for most hunters, but all too many never make the trip because they don’t know where to start. Don’t let that happen. Follow this guide and make your hunt reality.
Give your next venison steak a sear like never before. Federal ambassador Remi Warren shows how to pair a hot cast iron skillet with coarse salt to cook your steaks to a perfect medium rare.
If you want to connect with birds at the buzzer, you need to get tough.
With the advent of modern waterfowl loads like Black Cloud and shot materials like TSS, velocity’s role in overall performance has changed. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding discusses the issue with choke tube maker Rob Roberts.
Hunting ducks and geese is full of challenging shots. “The Fowl Life” host and Federal ambassador Chad Belding calls out what he sees as the three hardest ones and explains how to make them.
A cult-like group of waterfowl hunters opt to target ducks in heaving waves and pounding surf. Here’s how to take the plunge.
Few thrills top a grouse exploding from cover in an aspen thicket or woodcock rocketing toward the autumn sky. Learn how to find and target these great North American gamebirds.
Getting zeroed doesn’t have to be a chore. Federal ambassador Remi Warren reveals the simple, efficient way he dials in a new rifle with just three shots.
No two waterfowl hunts are the same. From situation to species, every day in the blind demands different ammunition. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life Host” Chad Belding lists his top loads for each of the most common waterfowl hunts you’ll face.
Velocity plays an important role in the performance of steel payloads, but how much is enough—or too much?
Now that you know what's wrong with your shot process, let's fix it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s caused by historic demand or plain bad luck—not being able to find your preferred waterfowl load is a problem. But it doesn’t need to be a deal-breaker. Federal ambassador and “The Fowl Life” host Chad Belding explains how find and use substitute loads to save your hunt.
The excitement of the moment and the unpredictable nature of hunts can make connecting on ducks a challenge. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning shares two drills she uses to prepare for real world shots in a blind.
At its core, shooting is a relatively simple process—until the human mind gets in the way. Learn why you miss under pressure and discover how to change course.
They both involve clay targets, but American trap and International are two very different games. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning explains the differences and reveals her favorite.
You can’t stalk until you spot—and glassing isn’t simply looking around and hoping to see animals. Federal ambassador Remi Warren breaks down his specific methods for spotting game more effectively at a distance.
Oftentimes, it’s what you do before a shot that determines whether it’s a hit or miss. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning runs through a pre-shot routine that prepares her physically and mentally.
They don’t need to be where scoresheets go to die. Learn how to master one of toughest shots in sporting clays.
A high overhead incomer shouldn’t be that hard of a target to hit, but it can get into your head, and little bad habits can create big trouble. Here’s how to avoid issues and connect.
Shooting a shotgun isn’t like shooting a rifle or handgun. Rather than focus on your sights, you need to focus on the target. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning reveals how it works and why trusting your eyes and hands to work together naturally is the best way to hit your target.
With the advent of modern shotshell technologies and new payload materials, sub-gauge shotguns are coming into their own.
Most shotgunners know the importance of gun fit, but few understand its effect on vision. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning reveals how a poor gun fit can block an important portion of your sight and lead to missed targets.
Why you miss these clay targets—and how to hit them more consistently.
With more hunters in the woods, you’ll need to up your game this spring to fill that turkey tag. Here’s how.
When pressured gobblers go quiet, patience and planning can help you close the gap.
If you shed-hunt the West, you know there's an art to finding cast mule deer and elk bone. Follow the advice of this artist for more sheds this year.
Great for pot-luck dinners, easy weeknight meals and taxidermy? Unlock a whole new use for your already versatile slow-cooker with this European mount method from Federal ambassador Remi Warren.
From dogs to family to food, upland hunts carry a special meaning for Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning. She reveals how the pursuit of doves and quail, pheasants and chukars have affected her life.
In case you haven't noticed, there aren't many bench rests out in the woods. Federal brand ambassador Remi Warren shows how to create several rock-solid shooting positions in the field using body mechanics, your pack and more.
There’s no beginning. No end. With bonds so strong that weather, age or distance can’t keep us from it. We plan. We prepare. We wait. All in hopes of hearing the call the shatters the calm. For whatever your reason, this is our season.
Handgun hunting is supposed to be challenging, not futile. When the moment of truth is earned, make sure your trusted sidearm is loaded with the right round.
So you’ve spotted an animal—now what? Federal ambassador Remi Warren runs through his process for deciding when to make a move and how to plan the route
Ducks and geese land into the wind. Structure your decoy and blind setup to take advantage of this, and birds will be right in your face when it's time to let pellets fly.
From the world stage to the western skies—get to know champion clay target shooter and Olympic qualifier Caitlin Connor through the highs and lows of a Colorado antelope hunt.
Finding game is a big piece of the tag-filling puzzle. But glassing is a skill like any other, and if you follow the process, you’ll up your odds behind optics.
Duck hunting has been a driving force in the life and shooting career of Kayle Browning. The Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter explains how she got started and her deep connection to all things waterfowl.
Looking to become a long-range big game assassin? It takes more than a rifle, ammunition and scope built for the job—it’s on you.
Whether you’re shooting a rifle at a target hundreds of yards away or breaking clay targets on the trap field with a shotgun, anticipating recoil can turn hits into misses. Federal ambassador Kayle Browning explains how to beat kick and hit more clays.
You don’t need much gear to put dove breasts on the grill, but a few staples will make your hunts more enjoyable and successful.
It’s easy to think of shooting clay targets as just an exercise of hand-eye coordination. But the truth is that your stance and balance play a primary role in deciding whether a shot is a hit or miss. Federal ambassador and champion shooter Kayle Browning explains how to fine-tune your body mechanics for more hits.
Finding doves and getting on the X is the best way to ensure lots of action.
Gun fit is always important, but it’s never so apparent as when trying to connect on moving targets with a shotgun. Federal ambassador and champion clay target shooter Kayle Browning outlines how to ensure your shotgun is a natural extension of your body and eyes.
It’s fun. It makes you a better shotgunner. And if you do it right, it doesn’t break the bank. Why not spend the offseason months turning discs of orange into puffs of black smoke? If you’re new to shooting clay targets, here’s what you need to get started.
Pressing in on the roost during morning and evening hunts will often do more harm than good.
Bear populations are on the rise and a spring DIY bruin hunt should be atop your to-do list.
Today’s turkey hunters are bombarded by ammo options. While all of them kill birds, they’re not one-size-fits all. Here’s how to sort through loads to choose the best one to tag your gobbler.
Federal ambassador Josh Froelich has a drill for every skill in his competitive arsenal. So it’s no surprise he’s developed and follows a specific drill that prepares him for targeting tough Texas hogs.
Feral hogs are built tough and the pressure of relentless year-round hunting has made extended-range shots more necessary. Federal ambassador Josh Froelich gets into this and explains why he opts for Federal Premium Terminal Ascent when targeting big Texas pigs.
When most hunters think of giant muleys, they envision themselves in an unsullied alpine basin surrounded by buck brush and towering peaks. That’s a good place to be. However, a rifle rut hunt on the open plains is hard to beat.
Putting more duck breasts on the barbecue is a matter of understanding shot size, effective range and matching your shotshell to your hunting method.
Stop just thinking about it. Here’s how to go west and match wits with North America’s fastest land animal.
If you’re planning a date with a mountain monarch, there is no time like the present to start prepping the body and mind for the grind. This advice and exercise regimen will get you there.
When it comes to hunting honkers, few things trump targeting Giants, the largest member of the Canada goose species. Heed these tips and tactics and dump more monsters this season.
He’s a former Navy SEAL and the director of CrossFit Games, but Dave Castro’s also a shooter and hunter. He knows that good shooting and good fitness go hand-in-hand, and he explains it in an all-new series of videos that will help you shoot better.
The woods are calling, and you want to be ready. Heed these sight-in tips and prep your rifle or slug gun to put backstraps on the grill.
That DIY hunt you’ve been thinking about doesn’t have to be a pipedream. Follow these easy steps and tips to hit the blacktop.
Deer season isn’t a tag or a trigger pull. It’s countless small, special moments that all come together to create the fall ritual we live for. It’s Federal Season.
Understand and use the concept of point-blank range for faster target acquisition and more accurate real-world shooting.
Hunters, target shooters and gun owners are the No. 1 contributors to wildlife conservation in America. Together, they make possible contributions of more than $3.4 billion every year to support wildlife agencies and conservation.
Are you sending the right round toward hide and hair? We’ll sort through the many choices and make the choice easy for you.
The thick hides and heavy bones black bears boast demand ammo built for the job. Make sure you’re ready for your hunt with these recommendations.
Whatever you hunt, fortune favors the prepared. And nothing prepares you like Federal Premium, a gold standard advantage from the ammunition experts.
Blow the doors off straight-walls with the all-new 350 Legend. The round offers higher velocities than any straight-wall deer cartridge, with less recoil than 450 Bushmaster.