New Federal loads optimized for M1A, M1 Garand and AR-10 .338 rifles

Federal have produced two new loads, under the American Eagle brand, for the M1A (M14) and M1 Garand rifles. The cartridges have staked primers and the powders used were chosen with the rifle’s specific gas system design in mind.

The M1 (.30-06) load pushes a 150 grain FMJ bullet at 2740 fps fps and the M1A (7.62x51mm NATO) load a 168 grain Open Tip Match (OTM) bullet at 2650 fps.

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Also from Federal is a Power-Shok hunting load optimized for AR-10 style rifles chambered in .338 Federal. The loads pushes a 200 grain soft point at 2700 fps.



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  • FWIW: Staked primers do nothing to prevent slamfires. Instead, they are intended to help prevent the primer from backing out of the case.

    • Daniel, hmmm, I wondered about that but was going on what they said. I don’t reload myself but I thought it was primer hardness that prevented slamfires.

  • Overload in CO

    Weird that they’d be in the budget American Eagle line. Does that mean a high standard deviation on velocity and not very accurate? Or, is this designed to be an inexpensive practice round so you can practice with the same bullet weight as the expensive match boat tail hollow point rounds? Paul Gomez mentions this on Down Range Radio #108 as the reason he doesn’t use heavy rounds in his AR-15.

  • V.I.P.

    the M1’S caliber is 0.30-06 x 63mm. Dang, that is big!

    • wahoo

      Hey, sparky: it’s ‘grammar’ , not grammer.

      Glass houses and all that…

  • Thor Odinson

    The grammer and mispelling used in this announcement would flunk a 6th grader. Whoever is responsible should correct the errors. Just in case you can’t “figger” it out–

    New Federal loads optimized for M1A, M1 Garand and AR-10 .338 rifles

    Federal have *has* produced two new loads, under the American Eagle brand, for the M1A (M14) and M1 Garand rifles. The cartridges have staked primers and the powders used were chosen with the rifle’s specific gas system design in mind.

    The M1 (.30-06) load pushes a 150 grain FMJ bullet at 2740 fps fps and the M1A (7.62×51mm NATO) load *pushes* a 168 grain Open Tip Match (OTM) bullet at 2650 fps.

    Also from Federal is a Power-Shok hunting load optimized for AR-10 style rifles chambered in .338 Federal. The loads *load* pushes a 200 grain soft point at 2700 fps.

    These errors have made it to Gunsamerica where it is quoted in such a way to infer that all three rifles are chambered for .338’s not just .338 Federal but the original .338 ammo. Look at the heading of this post.

    “4 Responses to New Federal loads optimized for M1A, M1 Garand and AR-10 .338 rifles” There are NO M1A or M1 Garand rifles. Somebody is going to get hurt.