Federal Ammunition Launches New Offerings — SHOT Show 2023

New ELD-X hunting loads for a host of cartridges.

Federal continues to add premium ammunition that will fill the needs of hunters and target shooters in 2023. The addition of the Hornady ELD-X bullet to the Federal ammunition lineup should make many shooters happy in the new year.

The new Federal Premium ELD-X loading will be available in 9 different cartridges ranging from 243 Win. to 300 Win Mag. These will feature Federal nickel cases and Hornady bullets. The ELD-X bullets offer high ballistic coefficients as well as an expanding design for optimum performance and accuracy.

Many ammunition manufacturers only load their own bullets, but not Federal. They’ve used Sierra, Hornady, Berger, Swift, Barnes, and Woodleigh as well as their own bullets. This allows Federal to better meet supply/demand by using so many bullet manufacturers and to meet the needs of shooters by offering their favorite bullets.

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In addition to the new ELD-X hunting loads, Federal has a new target line of ammunition called the Gold Medal Center Strike. The Center Strike loading feature Federal’s own proprietary Open Tip Match bullets loaded with Gold Medal brass and primers.

Gold Medal Center Strike match load

Center Strike loads will be available in .223, 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Win cartridges. The .223 load will feature 77-grain bullets, the 6.5 will have 140s and the 308 will be available in either 168 or 175 grains. The 308 Win. 168-grain load seems awfully similar to the old standard 168 Sierra load, but it gives offers shooters another choice

Besides offering the shooters more options this also allows Federal to control the supply chain to better serve its customers by having another bullet option in these highly popular loads.

Premium high BC loads for long-range precision.

Center Strike features Federal’s own high BC bullets. For more information on all the new products from Federal check it out HERE.

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About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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  • BJG February 9, 2023, 3:39 am

    How about someone offering primes that are not over $6
    0.00 a thousand.

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