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AmmoSquared Inc Raises over $300K in Seed Round

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

AmmoSquared® utilized, an equity crowdfunding site, to raise capital from customers and gun rights supporters to scale its unique ammunition subscription model to the mainstream market.

Boise, Idaho (March 2020) AmmoSquared® Inc., the online ammunition subscription site, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on, raising nearly $313k from pro-gun investors to date.

Investors in AmmoSquared Inc. will receive Series Seed Preferred Stock at a $4.49m valuation. The company will use the funds to improve their current technology, build a more user-friendly platform, provide customers with more specific subscription options (down to the UPC level), and increase the current offering of 88 calibers to over 200, including calibers that are hard to find or are very expensive.

“I am very excited to welcome our new investors to AmmoSquared! It was always a personal goal of mine to open the business opportunity to small investors through an equity crowdfund. Many of our investors are also customers who saw the value of the service before anyone else did and so as new owners in the company, can now take part in our rapid growth.” Dan Morton, CEO of AmmoSquared Inc., commented.

AmmoSquared’s subscription formula allows customers to accumulate ammunition over time through a recurring purchase program. It is then stored securely and delivered on request or automatically via pre-set delivery triggers. During the current ammo shortage crisis, in which retail and online store shelves are out of stock, AmmoSquared customers are confidently able to receive their accumulated ammunition without issue.

New investors in AmmoSquared are betting that the company’s unique approach to selling ammunition, much like a 401K for ammo (minus the tax benefits, of course), will appeal to new and existing gun owners who want to stay stocked up on ammo, regardless of future market and social conditions.

Over the past year, there has been a surge in demand for the company’s ammunition accumulation program, with the current COVID-19 crisis and ammo shortage further highlighting the importance of AmmoSquared’s business model as a game-changer in the ammunition industry. Subscriber growth has increased over 200% from 12 months ago with a 27% increase in just the last three weeks alone.

AmmoSquared is currently accepting additional investments from Accredited Investors for a limited time. For investment information visit:

Federal Ammunition Expands Its Top Gun Product Line with Two New Higher Velocity Options

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 23, 2020 – For decades, Top Gun loads have been pulverizing even the most challenging clay targets. New for 2020, two higher velocity (1,300 feet-per-second) loads have been added to the Top Gun product line. These are 1-ounce, 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch loads in shot size 7.5 or 8. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Now shooters can get that same trusted performance with Top Gun loads specifically designed for great performance in all applications of clay target shooting. They push their payloads fast to shorten leads yet reduce felt recoil to allow for quicker follow-up shots. 

Features & Benefits

• New 1-ounce 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch offerings

• Loads designed specifically for clays shooters

• High velocities at 1,300 fps, and less felt recoil

• Hard, quality pellets for breaking more clays

• Consistent, reliable Federal primer

• Unique wad column produces consistent patterns

Part No. / Description / MSRP

TGSH12 7.5 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch, 1 ounce, 1,300 fps, 7.5, 25-count / $9.99 

TGSH12 8 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 ounce, 1,300 fps, 8, 25-count / $9.99

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Federal Ammunition Introduces Three New Top Gun 100-Packs

Friday, March 20th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 18, 2020 – Make clay crushing convenient with Top Gun 100-Packs. Each pack contains four 25-count boxes. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

The new bulk offerings hold 100 consistent Top Gun target loads, which feature hard lead pellets, reliable Federal primers and specialized wad columns that produce even patterns that break more targets. Two 12-gauge 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/8-ounce, 3-dram equivalent loads, shot size No. 7.5 or 8 are offered is these bulk packs. A 20-gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 7/8-ounce, 2.5-dram equivalent, shot size No. 8 is also available.

Features & Benefits

• Convenient 100-round packs

• Hard pellets

• Consistent, reliable Federal primers

• Unique wad column produces consistent patterns

Part No. / Description / MSRP

TG12100 8 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce 3 dram eq, 8, 100 count / $37.99

TG12100 7.5 / 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce 3 dram eq, 7.5, 100 count / $37.99

TG20100 8 / 20 gauge 2 3/4 inch 7/8 ounce 2.5 dram eq, 8, 100 count / $37.99

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Television Icon David Blanton of Realtree featured on Federal Ammunition’s “It’s Federal Season” Podcast

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 19, 2020 – For more than three decades, Realtree has been a pioneer in developing and licensing camouflage patterns and creating hunting content.  From its first pattern launch of real life, three dimensional patterns, Realtree took the concealment apparel market to new heights.  In the early stages of the company’s growth, Bill Jordan, Realtree founder, realized he needed to promote the brand himself to be successful.  One of the architects of those successful strategies, David Blanton, is on the “It’s Federal Season” podcast hotseat for this entertaining episode. 

Episode No. 5 – The Influence of Realtree

“David Blanton has a great story to tell about the infancy of Realtree and the success that has followed since he and founder Bill Jordan met back in 1991,” says Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition.  The iconic television programming and marketing they developed vaulted Realtree’s brand image and camouflage patterns to be a household name today.  “Realtree shaped the way networks presented entertaining and aspirational hunting content on television,” says Jason Nash, Senior Marketing Director at Federal.  “Their videotape and DVD series are still popular, and they continue evolving with media consumption patterns with the launch of its own digital platform, of which Federal is a proud sponsor” says Nash.  Blanton adds some great perspective on what’s new with the brand, hottest patterns, and tells some personal stories that fit right in with “Funniest Home Videos.”  

In the Tech Talk segment, Adam Moser, Sr. Manager of Product Development for shotshell ammunition walks us through the advantages of our Premium turkey loads with seasons opening around the United States.  Before signing off, find out what promotions are available for consumers and where consumers can meet with our ammunition team in the near future to talk all things ammunition.  Look for more information at or where you find your favorite podcasts.     

CCI Announces Clean-22 Steel Challenge, The Official Rimfire Ammunition of the Steel Challenge

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – March 17, 2020 – CCI, announces new Clean-22 Steel Challenge as the official ammunition of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA). Look for the Steel Challenge logo on the box to symbolize CCI’s support of the organization’s mission to promote participation in steel shooting competition. CCI Clean-22 Steel Challenge uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“We’re proud to be the first major rimfire ammunition manufacturer to become an official sponsor,” said Federal Marketing Director Jason Nash. “Steel Challenge shooters demand the very best from their ammunition. It needs to be accurate, consistent, and ultra-reliable. With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters can compete at a high level with ammunition that’s easier on and better for their guns.”

“The partnership between USPSA and Federal with Syntech Action Pistol has been very successful. We are equally excited about extending that partnership with CCI and Steel Challenge,” said SCSA Director of Marketing, Media & Events Jake Martens. “Forty-six percent of Steel Challenge competition is done with rimfire ammunition. CCI’s production of a competition-ready Clean-22 is a huge win for competitors.”

The High Velocity load features a 40-grain round nose lead bullet with geometry that’s been optimized for accuracy. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 Steel Challenge provides flawless cycling through all 22 LR firearms. CCI Clean-22 also cuts lead buildup in suppressors up to 60 percent.

Features & Benefits

• Official ammunition of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association

• Polymer bullet coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue

• Cuts lead buildup in suppressors up to 60 percent

• 40-grain red lead round nose bullet

• Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy

• Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms

Part No. / Description / MSRP

944CC / High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain red-poly LRN, 1235 fps, 100-count / $10.99

Learn more about the Steel Challenge Shooting Association at

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2020 SIG Ammunition Ballistics Chart

Monday, March 16th, 2020

View ballistic coefficients, velocity, energy trajectories and more for all bullet types.

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Federal Sponsored Shooters Earn Spots to Represent the US in Tokyo

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 10, 2020 – Federal Ammunition sponsored shooters Kayle Browning and Vincent Hancock will chase Olympic glory in the shotgun sports at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  Kayle Browning will be one of the women trap shooters to represent the U.S. and Vincent Hancock will make up half of the men’s skeet team.

Browning recently won her division at the two-stage U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun which wrapped up on Monday March 2 in Tucson, Arizona. “I started competing in sporting clays when I was 8 years old. My dad, Tommy Browning, was a competitive shooter. He got me into it,” said Kayle. “It’s been a crazy ride!”

A 2012 Olympic alternate, Browning did all she could to finally secure her Olympic debut in 2020. She secured an Olympic quota for the U.S., then led after the first stage of trials and finally sealed the deal with a great finish. The 27-year-old from Wooster, Arkansas, is coming off top-13 finishes in the last two world championships.

“We are excited for Kayle,” said Federal Marketing Director Jason Nash. “Her skills have already racked up a long resume of accomplishments, including two Pan American medals, a 2018 World Cup bronze medal, 2017 World Cup silver medal, 2016 National Championships silver medal and much more. We know she will do an excellent job representing the U.S. this summer in Tokyo.”

Vincent Hancock will chase his third Olympic title in Tokyo after winning golds in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.  The four-time World Champion won the qualifying skeet trials on Sunday, March 8 in Tucson, Arizona. “It’s a big relief,” said Hancock. “I’ve put a lot of effort into being here and being at the top of my game at the right time.” 

“Federal couldn’t be prouder of these competitors,” said Nash.  “Vincent has been a wonderful example of dedication to hard work, determination, and a desire to reach the top of the podium again and we are anxious to follow him through the rest of his journey.”  

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home Olympic gold. Learn more about USA Shooting and Kayle Browning at:

The USA Shooting logo is also proudly displayed on boxes of Federal Premium Gold Medal Grand. Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Steinel Ammunition Revives a Classic Military Round, the 6.5 x 52mm Carcano

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Unlike current factory loaded 6.5 Carcano ammunition, Steinel’s load respects the original concept, thus providing outstanding accuracy as in its original format in 1891.

Twinsburg, Ohio (February 2020) – Steinel Ammunition, a manufacturer of premium vintage military, hunting, and self-defense ammunition, tackles another milsurp round, bringing back its original accuracy performance: the 6.5 x 52mm Carcano.

The 6.5x52mm Carcano cartridge has been around since 1891, and was only phased out of military service in the 1970s. Carcano rifles were strong actions, and most used gain-twist rifling to extend barrel life and improve accuracy. Heavy for the caliber projectiles, it retained useful energy levels despite the round nose form. The original lead core bullets had poor terminal performance, so later designs filled the bullet nose with less dense aluminum to promote tumbling on impact. Nearly 3 million Carcano rifles were built, and many of them sold in the US as surplus.

Unfortunately, until recently the ammunition supply did not keep up with demand. Corrosive World War II vintage or older surplus ammunition is unavailable, and what can be found should not be shot due to the uncertainties surrounding the storage conditions. A relatively affordable PPU load is available but offers very poor accuracy due to the severely undersized bullets used in all observed samples, resulting in unstabilized projectiles right from the muzzle.

Fortunately, an excellent target load is now available from Steinel Ammunition. The new cartridges use soft point expanding bullets that provide excellent terminal effect and accuracy while promoting reliable feeding. Loaded to 1,770 fps (from 17.5in barrels), this load offers a significantly lighter recoil than the original, while retaining good terminal performance at distances reasonable with iron sights. At short range, the bullet expands to about 0.516-inch with 39-inch penetration of synthetic gel, sufficient for a double-shoulder shot on a deer. This ammunition is non-corrosive and made to much higher quality and more consistent specifications than either military surplus or other commercial loadings.

Steinel Ammunition’s new vintage military round, the 6.5×52 Carcano is available online for $31.99 a 20-rd. box.

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Steinel Ammunition 6.5 Carcano image courtesy of Oleg Volk