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Federal and CCI are Proud Sponsors for the 2019 Scholastic Action Steel Program and National Championships

ANOKA, Minnesota – Federal and CCI Ammunition are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Scholastic Action Steel Program National Championships, held July 13-20 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio. Federal is a Platinum Sponsor for both the event and the organization. Popular products used at this competition include CCI Mini-Mag 22 LR and Federal Syntech Range 9mm Luger.

“We are happy to become more involved within the exciting world of action shooting, especially with an organization that offers a level playing field across genders and age,” said Jon Zinnel from Federal’s Industry and Government Relations Team. “Federal and CCI are dedicated to support such a fast-growing organization that is building up the action steel shooting experience. It has a great training program that allows novice shooters the chance to participate in a rapidly growing sport and develop the skills needed to excel.”

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is the national governing body for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), which offers youth from grade school through college the opportunity to safely participate in exciting team-based action shooting sports. Youth may participate using .22 rifles and handguns, and/or centerfire handguns. Targets are steel circles or rectangular plates, and all courses of fire are timed events.

SASP is designed to instill in young people a set of personal values and character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline and personal commitment. As the sport itself, these qualities will stay with them throughout their lifetimes, helping each young athlete reach their full potential.

To learn more about the SSSF and the SASP, visit

Federal and CCI’s dedication to conservation and their support of programs that help develop the next generation of American shooters is second to none. Their reliable, accurate and high-performing ammunition help competitors perform at their best.

Mini-Mag was CCI’s first 22 LR load and it’s still one of the most popular, offering unbeatable accuracy, high velocities, flat trajectories and superior reliability. The ammunition features CCI’s extremely reliable priming and specialized powders for clean, consistent ignition. It is also reliable to feed, flat shooting and highly accurate to maximize effective range.

Federal Syntech Range ammunition keeps guns cleaner, longer. It features a polymer-encapsulated bullet that prevents copper and lead fouling. It’s also combined with specialized clean-burning powder and the exclusive Catalyst lead-free primer. Its Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ) creates less splash-back on steel targets for a smoother, safer shooting experience. Syntech is available in a variety of cartridge options.

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For further information: JJ Reich, Senior Communications Manager - Firearms and Ammunition, E-mail: