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Federal Wins Predator Xtreme 2020 Gold Award for Best Shotshells
Example of Predator Magazine Readers' Choice Gold Award for best shotshells.
Box of Gold Dot Carry Gun lawn enforcement ammunition.

ANOKA, Minnesota – Federal has received the 2020 Gold Award in the category of Shotshells by the readers of Predator Xtreme. The award was recently given to company representatives at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 21-24.

“The Predator Xtreme brand, now 25 plus years in the market, stands alone as the top predator hunting media source,” said Predator Xtreme Publisher Derrick Nawrocki. “These Reader’s Choice Awards allow our readers to tell us who they think is the best.  Our readers are extremely loyal to the products they use. Federal has long been a fan favorite and continues to be that consistent brand our readers trust time and time again.”

“Federal is proud to be crowned gold by readers of Predator Xtreme. We know their readers know their stuff,” said Federal Shotshell Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “We offer a large selection of predator hunting loads from 3 ½-inch 10-gauge 00 loads to 2 ¾-inch 12-gauge, 4B loads. We also offer options in 16-gauge and 20-gauge. We listen to our customers for what they need. Because of that, we are their top choice.”

Predator Xtreme polled its readership to find out their favorite gear; the products that really work. They then tallied the votes to determine the 2020 Readers' Choice Awards. The awards represent the best insider knowledge on products proven to work best for hunters nationwide. Reporting this knowledge helps their readers become better hunters and helps them smartly spend their hunting gear money wisely.

Federal Premium Buckshot is engineered to provide precision and power. It uses copper-plated pellets to produce more downrange energy. Loads equipped with the FLITECONTROL wad system deliver the tightest patterns possible. Federal Power-Shot Buckshot delivers consistency the field. The Triple Plus wad system provides better shot alignment and granulated plastic buffer keeps pellets uniform in shape for tight patterns. Federal offers a large variety of buckshot loads for hunting predators of all types.

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit


About Federal Ammunition

Federal, headquartered in Anoka, MN, is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. From humble beginnings nestled among the lakes and woods of Minnesota, Federal Ammunition has evolved into one of the world's largest producers of sporting ammunition. Beginning in 1922, founding president, Charles L. Horn, paved the way for our success. Today, Federal carries on Horn's vision for quality products and service with the next generation of outdoorsmen and women. We maintain our position as experts in the science of ammunition production. Every day we manufacture products to enhance our customers' shooting experience while partnering with the conservation organizations that protect and support our outdoor heritage. We offer thousands of options in our Federal Premium and Federal® lines-it's what makes us the most complete ammunition company in the business and provides our customers with a choice no matter their pursuit.

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