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Federal Ammunition Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Federal Ammunition joins rare companies by turning 100 years old (1922-2022) and the company plans to celebrate by offering special content all year long.

Federal Ammunition Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Estimates show less than one percent of all companies make it to their 100th year in business. Federal Ammunition joins this extraordinary group in 2022 and has plans to celebrate all year long. Its official date of incorporation was April 27, 1922, but the festivities will start now.

Jason Vanderbrink, Federal’s President offered his thoughts: “The entire staff of 1,500 hard-working Americans in Anoka, Minnesota is extremely proud to celebrate a full century of continuous and successful operation. We appreciate those who came before us to make this possible and look forward to taking Federal into its next century.”

Celebrating a Centennial

Federal kicks off the year by lighting up a 100th Anniversary sign on top of one its silos in Anoka and will continue to tout its accomplishment with limited availability throwback packaging, special merchandise available on its website, an exhibit at the Anoka County Historical Society Museum and much more.

“Our workforce and business have never been stronger than they are today, and we owe it to a century of continuous innovation across every department in the company. Many people and partners have contributed to our success and I’m proud to join the current team in making sure that tradition of excellence continues.”

A special edition magazine, on your favorite newsstand right now, and coffee table book are also planned, along with many recollections online and via social media of the fun and interesting facts from throughout Federal’s history.

Built for 'Fowlers

Federal Ammunition has become industry-leading innovators with popular products remaining as top choices for duck and goose hunters in blinds across North America. Throughout the years, Federal has retained their rank by producing reliable, top-performing shotgun loads to meet the high-volume shooting and harsh conditions that waterfowl hunters subject themselves to.

One of their main flagship products for ‘fowlers continues to be Black Cloud FS Steel. Coming from Federal’s Premium category, each Black Cloud shell contains a high-performance primer and a rear-opening FLITECONTROL FLEX wad, with 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel pellets and 60 percent Premium steel for tighter, denser down-range patterns and larger wound channels.

To level up your cripple count even further, be sure to check out Black Cloud TSS. At 56 percent denser than lead, these blended loads with added Tungsten Super Shot pellets send 60 percent of your pattern farther and faster to hit harder and penetrate deeper.

Versatile waterfowl and upland hunters have been enjoying Federal’s Bismuth line, with a load that performs like lead, providing more killing power and longer ranges. Dust off Grandad’s old A5 and start shooting all your vintage and modern guns with this safe, non-toxic alternative. Each premium payload contains the FLITESTOPPER FLEX wad, designed to keep patterns tight and energy-packed for long distance damage.

For more information on all products, custom orders, and online services from Federal or to shop online, visit:

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