The Federal Custom Shop which was announced at NRAAM 2019 (NRA Annual Meetings) is now expanding the amount of rounds they will hand-tailor produce to 14 new cartridges for big game hunters. This will include some of the most popular reloading tips a handloader could choose: Barnes Tipped TSX, Berger Hunter Hybrid, Hornady ELD-X, Nosler AccuBond, Nosler AccuBond Long Range (ABLR), Nosler Partition, Sierra MatchKing, Federal Premium Terminal Ascent, and Federal Premium Trophy Copper.
The 14 different cartridges customers of the Federal Custom Shop can potentially choose from are as follows:
- .243 Win
- .257 Roberts +P
- .257 Weatherby
- 6.5 Creedmoor
- 6.5-284 Norma
- .270 Win
- .270 WSM
- .284 Win
- 7mm Rem Mag
- .308 Win
- .30-06 Sprg
- .300 Win Mag
- .300 WSM
- .338 Federal
The beauty of ordering from the Federal Custom Shop is you get to hand select your components for a truly premium load specific to your needs. If your rifle favors a certain type of ammunition you can choose the cartridge you need along with the exact bullet you would like and preferred grain weight.
The Federal Custom Shop explains in greater detail the entire process:
Federal recently introduced its new online custom-loaded ammunition shop. Here, customers can order direct from several different shotshell and centerfire rifle offerings, with a wide selection of the best bullets from Federal, Speer, Nosler, Sierra, Berger, and more. In addition, custom TSS Shotshells for turkey, waterfowl and upland game are available.
‘The Federal Custom Shop is an all-new way to deliver your preference of the perfect centerfire rifle or shotgun load built by our ammunition experts,’ said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink.
Custom Shop products are for hunters and shooters who demand ammunition tailored for their individual needs at the highest level of quality, or who can’t find the right ammunition on the retail shelf.
‘If it’s not in Federal’s vast catalog as factory-loaded ammo, we may have it listed on our website as a load we will custom hand-load for you. We now have a specific selection of rifle and TSS shotshell loads that we will build on-demand, per order.’ Vanderbrink said. ‘For example, Barnes 120-grain Tipped TSX in 6.5-284 Norma and 28-gauge TSS turkey loads aren’t products we list in our catalog, but you can certainly order them through our Custom Shop.’
This new line of ammunition will be packed inside durable, high-quality Custom Shop packaging and then shipped directly to customers.
All of this ammunition made by the Federal Custom Shop hails from Anoka, MN and it is hand-tailored in a state-of-the-art reloading room that is separate from the rest of the factory floor. Some of Federal’s most elite and experienced employees are now tasked with filling Federal Custom Shop orders. If you are in a pinch for ammunition coming up on one of your next big game hunts the Federal Custom Shop could be invaluable.
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