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|Bullet Weight||36 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.22 Long Rifle (LR)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1260|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||127|
Federal is a US-based ammo company with a history going back to the 1920s. They make a wide variety of target, hunting, and self defense loads for just about any application you can think of. Along with CCI and Speer and some other quality ammo brands, Federal is a part of the ATK parent company.
Federal produces several rimfire loads, and today, we're looking at the Federal Champion value pack. This 525 round box has enough ammo to keep you shooting for hours. The round features a 36-grain, copper-plated lead hollow point bullet. Out of a rifle barrel, it exits the muzzle at around 1,260 feet per second. This combination of high velocity with an expanding bullet makes the Federal Champion value pack load suitable for planking and target shooting, as well as small game hunting and pest control.
High velocity rounds are ideal for cycling semi-autos, but hollow point bullets will occasionally cause some issues. We tried out this ammo in six different guns to see how well it would feed. Our rifles had no problems at all, and the handguns worked most of the time too. We did have one or two light primer strikes, but feeding and injection issues were almost nonexistent, even in our .22 caliber Glock conversion kit, which typically doesn't like hollow point bullets.
Our unmodified Marlin .795 is the go-to gun for accuracy testing, so we tried a 10 shot group from the bench at 50 yards. Most of our rounds landed in a little one-inch group just to the right of the bulls-eye, with a couple of flyers hitting closer to the point of aim, which may have been shooter-induced error. If you intend to use this ammo for hunting, just test it with your gun first to make sure it will send the rounds exactly where you need them to go.
For planking and casual target shooting, this kind of accuracy is usually more than adequate. There are a lot of choices out there for these big bulk packs of .22 ammo, and for the most part, each one is a little different. If you're looking for an inexpensive round that can be used for shooting cans as well as varmints, then the Federal Champion value pack might be what you're looking for.
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Excellent All Around Ammo
I have a number of 22LR guns of all kinds. For at least 10 years now, I have tried to shoot Federal Champion 36 gr CPHP ammo in all my guns, because it functions in all my guns. I have shot some competition with it with the same results. During the Great 22 Ammo Shortage, I had to shoot what I could get, and was I ever happy when Federal Champion once again appeared on store shelves. I take good care of all my guns. If it goes to the range and is fired, it is cleaned when I come home no matter how many rounds were fired. I sometimes think that some problems people have with 22 ammo comes from less than good maintenance. 22 ammo is really dirty and needs to be cleaned up after. Also, 22's are notoriously ammo sensitive. But since all my 22's like this ammo, I will stick with it.
I dont usually wright bad reviews for ammo but this stuff is junk. I bought this to teach my girls to shoot with but since its so cheap its more of a hassel than anything. I've seen bullets come out the barrel and land 20 feet in front of the rifle on the ground. While watching my girls shoot. It took a min to figure out what was happening. You may get 3 good shots to one dud. And the 3 will be all over the paper. Some of the bullets are loose in the casing. Best to toss those for safety reasons. I thought about asking Federal for a refund. My 1st time buying Federal. Totally ruined me on Federal ammo.
They did run better in the Savage 64. But with the Marlin it was a nightmare. Total waste of money.
Too good to be true.
The price was absolutely right, but the performance is too often wrong. I have had a surprising amount of misfires and jams with this particular brand-- maybe one in 50 rounds, sometimes more. Not devastating, but more than I'd like from a name brand manufacturer.
If You Want a Speedy "1260 FPS" Round, That's Reliable & Accurate...Look Inside!
This round had no FTF's or FTL, using a Model 64 Savage Arms, semi-auto rifle, out of a 525 round box as mentioned: No FTF's or FTL (Fail To Load). On top of that, if you're looking for a fast (for a 22 LR), this is one. At 1,260 FPS, and 1000 FPS, 30 gr. at 100 yards. The Aguila, "Super Maximum HyperVelocity" is the fastest 22 LR ever made at: 1,750 FPS. It's been disco'd now. People didn't heed the warning on the side of the box!! Aguila loaded them very hot! If these rounds were shot out of a marginally good, or a not well maintained gun, old gun, etc.,, there were problems, including permanent damage to the guns . I've saved a box of 500, less 50-100 rounds...it very accurate too IMO. 22 Magnum Rounds shoot at: ~ 1875 FPS, so this is knocking on their door! Aguila Win Mag Silver Eagles, numbers are 1,750 FPS...your mileage may vary. So it's reliable numbers. If you have some, use them sparingly cause they're not manufactured any longer! Great 22 L.R. ammo when you could get it!! Nothing on the market that comes close to the Aguila "Super Maximum HyperVelocity"!!
Great 22 LR Ammo
After shooting approx 1000 rounds so far I've had less than 5 fail to shoot rounds. This ammo is very reliable and consistent in accuracy. I'm shooting them in a Ruger SR22 semi-auto. I've had several Fail To Feed but that's not the fault of the ammo. Highly recommended for target shooting or general plinking and it's a great value per round.
I've shot over 500 rounds of this ammo so far and probably had 3 FTF (fail to fire) rounds (less than 1%). For the price it's hard to beat. The accuracy is well within expectations for target shooting and I can't wait to shoot the other 4750 rounds. I'm mostly shooting from a Ruger SR22 semi-auto (new gun). This ammo is great for plinking.
Becoming a Rifleman
This is some good ammo at a Great price. In the RWVA Appleseed Project we teach rifle marksmanship and the students must shoot about 500 rds per weekend. For most, it will take them many Appleseeds to attain the 210 or higher score (EXPERT) and earn the Rifleman Patch and begin the long road to becoming an Instructor. Just one of these orders of 5250 rds of reliable, clean, and inexpensive 22LR ammo goes a long way to learning the six steps to firing the shot. This is the ammo I used years ago to earn my patch and become an Instructor and I still keep at least 10,000 on hand for my practice.
LUCKYGUNNER has the best price and very fast shipping too.
This is a premium 22LR ammo and can be used for small game, target practice and just good old FUN!
I have had a few "FTF"s, but this was after I shot over 500 rds through one of my Ruger 10/22's without a cleaning. I have never found another brand of 22LR that could do the same. Even my AR15 22 conversion loves this ammo and she is very picky! BUY A BUNCH OF THIS and I'll see you at an Appleseed!
Great ammo at an even better price
I was only out to purchase CCI rounds but ended up trying this ammo. Me and my son have ran over 1000 rounds through a S&W 15-22 and lever action Mossberg without one misfire. I recommend this ammo to anyone who likes to plink! Thanks Lucky Gunner for the price and on time delivery!!
This ammo is phenomenal. (22 LR - 36 gr CPHP - Federal Champion - 5250 Rounds)
Everybody knows to expect 1 or 2 FTF/FTE with the .22LR ammo ... right? Think again. My first order of 5250 rounds is history as well as half of the second one. I am still waiting to experience a single problem with 36 gr CPHP - Federal Champion. My CZ75 kadet loves it.
Cons: It doesn't say it loves me back ... and ... when I open a box with 525 rounds, I don't go home before it's empty ... sometimes it may take 3 hours.
Best all around ammo
I use this in ALL my 22s from a Henry lever to a Ruger 22/45. Very dependable and accurate. I do get an occasional flyer when shooting for groups so gave it a 4 for performance. For the price it can't be beat!
I shoot ALOT of .22 ammo, went out today and put 50 rounds through a hole you can cover w/a silver dollar @ 75 yards w/ my henry .22 lever action sporting a 3 by 9 barska, Very accurate, no duds, very clean shooting. Also is the only ammo that DON'T jam in my mark2 Ruger.... Love it!!
Great value, good ammo!
We had a .22 caliber Christmas this year, all my boys got a .22 rifle!! We have shot about a thousand rounds of this ammo with no jams, feed failures, dud rounds. We are shooting from bolt-action, pump, semi auto and revolver platforms, all function flawlessly!
Excellent cheap ammo
This ammo is great. No jams or misfeeds in over 1050 rounds fired. costs about as much as 500 rounds of .45 ammo.... so go figure, what would you be better off shooting to maintain your eye, and trigger technique?
You can't go wrong with these bulk packs. I'll be back for more when I run out.
22 LR - 36 gr CPHP - Federal Champion
I got my 5250 Rounds last week, so I went to the range on Saturday. I spent 3 hr there shooting 525 rd with CZ-75 kadet. With the .22lr caliber one usually expect 1 or 2% duds FTF, FTL or FTE ... NOT with this ammo ... not a single problem. I am very happy.
Great in All ways
Great service from order to delivery, Great product ~ I shot about 400 rounds in my brand new Colt Gold Cup 1911-22 without a single miss-fire or jam. Burns clean for easy clean-up. I will order more when I finish the rest of the 10, 500 rounds I received.
I normally buy from retail to support local shops, but someone recommended lucky gunner and the results were great, responsive quick and packaged well, no spilled ammunition, I have had that from other online services, great customer service from my limited but what will be continued contact.
Great quality, clean for 22 Lr
Great ammo for the money. By far the cleanest bulk 22 ammo around. I am a CCI stinger fan but this runs a close second. Shoots well in all my 10/22s nice and consistent powder loads holds great groups.
Great service, and good ammo
I'm very pleased with the ammo, its always been good ammo and very reliable as 22lr goes.
My order was processed quickly and arrived within a few days. All in all, I am very pleased and will likely be making some more orders fro Lucky Gunner.
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