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Federal Ammunition

Founded in 1922 by Charles L. Horn, Federal® Ammunition is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of quality centerfire, rimfire, and shotgun ammunition. In 1941, Federal won an $87-million contract from the U.S. government to build and operate the $30-million Twin City Ordnance Plant (TCOP), manufacturing centerfire ammunition for the United States military. After completing numerous military contracts during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, Federal turned to manufacturing ammunition for the civilian markets.

In 1977, William B. Horn introduced the Federal Premium® line of centerfire rifle and shotshell ammunition, loaded with quality projectiles from Federal, Nosler®, Sierra®, and more for reliable performance in virtually any scenario. As a result, the Premium line is now regarded as some of the best ammunition on the market, delivering exceptional accuracy, performance, and quality.

In 1985, a group of private investors, including Kelso & Company, BancBoston Capital, and members of company management purchased Federal ammunition. Since then, Federal has undergone multiple sales and reorganization and currently operates under the Vista Outdoor umbrella corporation. Despite these changes, Federal has remained a well-respected, best-selling brand and manufacturer of ammunition. Today, Federal Ammunition is highly regarded by civilian shooters, as well as law enforcement and military personnel.