Federal Ammunition has added to its popular Premium Gold Medal family of ammunition with the CenterStrike match-grade centerfire rifle loads. These loads are available in two different 308 WIN loads (168-grain and 175-grain), with a 6.5 Creedmoor option coming this summer.
The new match-grade loads have a proprietary open-tip match design that is a perfect option for target shooting. Each load is held to Federal Ammunition’s tightest specifications to the best accuracy, pressure, and velocity. This means these loads are highly accurate for long-range shooting and consistent in their performance.
“CenterStrike features a new Open Tip Match bullet that will allow us to expand our Gold Medal product lineup with more options and is ideal for any target shooter looking for long-range accuracy and consistent performance,” said Federal Centerfire Rifle Ammunition Product Line Manager, Eric Miller. “The new CenterStike product line continues the tradition of Gold Medal standards delivering industry-leading accuracy in factory-loaded ammunition.”
Both the 168-grain and 175-grain loads are designed with a high ballistic coefficient (.450 and .505 respectively) and made with Gold Medal primers and brass. According to Federal, these new ammunition options have specifically formulated propellants with a muzzle velocity of 2650 for the 168-grain load and 2600 for the 175-grain load.
Currently, only the .308 WIN loads are available from Federal, but the company plans to have the 6.5 Creedmoor on the market by summertime and in time for fall hunting with a .223 Rem coming after that. The Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike ammunition has an MSRP of $45.99 for 20-round boxes. The other loads have an MSRP between $37.99 and $48.99 for 20-round boxes.