Look no further than Federal Premium's Gold Medal Sierra Match King 308 Win 168 gr HPBT ammo. Many shooting experts consider this the most accurate match round available from a factory. Federal utilizes their Sierra MatchKing Boat-tail bullet to provide extreme accuracy. The manufacturing process uses exacting tolerances to provide consistency and accuracy that will be sure to leave your competition in the dust.
Muzzle Velocity: 2650 fps
Muzzle Energy: 2619 lbs
Video Transcript:Federal Ammunition has been in business since 1922. They've produced billions of rounds of ammunition for both the civil and military markets, and their parent company ATK is contracted to run the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. This plant is where almost all of the small arms ammunition used by the US Military is produced.
There are many types of ammo on the market, and they all serve different purposes. Some are good for high volume training or practice, while others are good for hunting or self defense. Some ammo is made to be affordable in bulk, where quality control might suffer slightly, but the cost justifies the performance. The flip side of that coin is ammo with high levels of quality control, the performance of which justifies its cost.
Target shooters and competitors don't have many choices when it comes to factory ammunition, because there are only a few types of factory ammo that can deliver the kind of precision they're looking for. Consistently, one of the best factory loads is Federal Premium's Gold Medal Match line of ammo. For example, take Federal's 168 grain 308 Gold Match load, which is ideal for target shooting out to 800 yards. You'll often see it used by serious competitors at 600 yard matches, and it also makes shorter-range target shooting much easier. It's been a standard load for law enforcement snipers, too, because of its consistency. I've been shooting long range matches for years, and in all of the rifles I've shot this ammo in, it has allowed the rifle to shoot to its highest potential.
This ammo features a Sierra MatchKing bullet, which is one of the best bullets for target shooting in the world. It has a lead core with a copper jacket, but unlike other bullets, the jacket is reverse-drawn. A reverse-drawn jacket results in an opening at the front of the bullet instead of the rear, which allows for a small hollow point as well as a very consistent boat-tail shape. What this means is that the bullet flies through the air with very little resistance. It is less affected by wind and drops less at long range than other bullets. So it's going to go right where you tell it to.
The case used for Federal Gold Match ammo is specially drawn for match purposes. It goes through a process called annealing, which is a heat treatment which makes the brass more workable during manufacture and has the added benefit of lasting longer if you reload.
In addition to the match bullet and the top-quality case, Federal has stringent manufacturing controls that ensure things like uniform powder charges and consistent bullet seating depths. These things, along with the use of Federal match primers, are the key to the accuracy of this ammunition. If these factors differ from round to round, you will have larger groups, but with this ammo, each round is just like the one next to it, and you'll shoot the smallest groups you possibly can.
Whether you're looking to win a shooting match, a bet with a friend, or you just want to see how well your rifle can shoot, you can count on Federal Premium Gold Medal Match ammunition.
|Bullet Weight||168 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.308 (7.62X51)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2650|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2619|
|Cost Per Round||$1.63 per round|
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