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April 14th, 2021

Remington Ammo Production Resumes in Arkansas Factory

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Big Green is Back — Remington Ammo Production Resumes
Following the bankruptcy of Remington Arms, Remington’s ammunition business was acquired by Vista Outdoor, parent of CCI, Federal, RCBS and other major shooting/outdoor industry brands. Vista Outdoor took over Remington’s ammunition production facilities, including the main Remington Ammo plant in Lonoke, Arkansas. Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink was installed as President of Remington, and he has lead a team that has worked hard to get the Remington plant running at full capacity.

Vista Outdoor Takes Over Remington Ammunition Business:

“The Big Green is back [and] it’s stronger than ever. Remington is synonymous with America itself. It is a 205-year-old brand, founded in 1816. ” — Jason Vanderbrink, President of Remington Ammunition

American Rifleman reported: “Remington Ammunition is back in operation[.] Following Remington Outdoors’ bankruptcy in 2020, Vista Outdoor … purchased the Remington ammunition facility in Arkansas, along with most of Remington’s trademarks. Immediately following the acquisition, Vista sent a number of experienced managers down to the Lonoke facility to get production back on track. Remington, one of the largest ammunition facilities in the United States, had difficulty obtaining the raw materials needed to fill its capacity. As a result, employees were laid off, machines were idled, all while domestic ammunition demand reached unprecedented heights. With Vista Outdoor’s management, production is flowing.”

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The Remington Plant is now “back in business”, with production output increasing daily. Vanderbrink reviews the situation in this video. Vanderbrink tours the plant, talking about plans to dramatically ramp up production, overcome supply chain issues, work overtime to help meet the current demands of consumers for quality ammunition.

Remington has been working 24/7 to retool and reopen the plant, hiring hundreds of skilled American workers. “Today marks a historic milestone for our industry … I [join] the hard-working crew at Remington Ammunition, the entire team at Vista Outdoor and… shooting sports enthusiasts across America in celebrating the rebirth and resurgence of Remington Ammunition”, said Vanderbrink.

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Vanderbrink added that the vastly enhanced flow of raw materials coming to the plant now allows production to be ramped up: “Our workforce is doing fantastic, and our raw material suppliers have really come through. So now, Remington’s going 24/7, and everyone will get to enjoy the quality ammunition that Lonoke, Arkansas makes.”

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December 1st, 2020

Custom-Loaded Rifle Ammo from Federal Custom Shop

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Don’t have time to hand-load your own ammo, or don’t have all the equipment and dies needed? There’s a new option — something that’s actually quite revolutionary in the ammo industry. Federal is now offering custom-loaded ammunition. You choose the cartridge type and bullet type and Federal technicians put the ammo together. Think about it — this could be an interesting option for hunters who only need a few rounds a year, or if you want to try out a bullet/cartridge combo for the first time.

Order Federal Custom Ammunition ONLINE through the Federal Custom Shop.

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“Each round is painstakingly handloaded to order by our team of expert engineers in our state-of-the-art reloading workshop. Veteran craftsmen combine the best components with extra quality checks at every stage for the most consistent velocity, accuracy, and overall performance. Loads are then hand-checked for final inspection and cleaned before being custom-packed in durable, personalized packaging.”

26 Centerfire Rifle Cartridge Types + Many Bullet Options

Currently, you can choose from 26 rifle cartridge types and a wide selection of quality bullets from Barnes, Berger, Sierra, Nosler, Federal, Hornady, Swift, and more. NOTE: Federal Custom Shop ammo will be sold direct-to-consumer only. Along with rifle ammo, Federal will offer custom TSS Shotshells.

Cartridge Types Offered: .243 WIN, .257 ROBERTS, .257 WEATHERBY MAGNUM, 6.5 CREEDMOOR, .264 WIN, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, .270 WIN, .270 WSM, .284 Win, 7mm REM MAG, .308 WIN, .30-06 SPRG, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, .338 FEDERAL, .370 SAKO, .375 H&H Mag, .416 REM MAG, .416 RIGBY, .458 LOTT, .458 REM MAG, .470 NITRO, .500 NITRO, 9.3×62, 9.3x74R

Bullet Types Offered: BARNES TIPPED TSX, BERGER HYBRID HUNTER, HORNADY ELD-X, NOSLER ACCUBOND (and Accubond LR), NOSLER PARTITION, SIERRA MATCHKING, SWIFT A-FRAME, WOODLEIGH HYDRO SOLID; and Federal TERMINAL ASCENT, TROPHY BOND BEAR CLAW, TROPHY BONDED SLEDGEHAMMER, TROPHY COPPER.

Please note: Federal Custom Shop ammunition is built to order — not pulled out of inventory in a warehouse. As such, please allow more time for processing and delivery. Typically, your Custom Shop order will take two weeks to build, plus standard delivery time. The Custom Shop handloading center is located at Federal’s main factory in Anoka, Minnesota. For more information, including how to order, what specific load options are available, and shipping details, visit: FederalPremium.com/custom-shop.html.

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“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,” notes Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “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.”

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April 2nd, 2020

Top Hunting and Shooting Equipment Brands in 2019

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What brands are favored by gun guys? Well here are the results of 2019 consumer surveys conducted by Southwick Associates. The surveys asked hunters and shooters to indicate their favorite brands for hunting and shooting product categories. This “Top Brand” list was compiled from 2019 internet-based surveys conducted through HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com websites.

In 2019, most frequently purchased brands included:

  • Top reloading powder brand: Hodgdon
  • Top reloading bullet brand: Hornady
  • Top Reloading Dies brand: Lee Precision
  • Top rifle ammunition brand: Federal
  • Top handgun ammunition brand: CCI
  • Top blackpowder brand: Pyrodex
  • Top scopes brand: Vortex
  • Top Reflex/Red Dot Sights brand: SIG Sauer
  • Top Scope Mounts brand: Leupold
  • Top shotgun brands: Mossberg & Remington
  • Top Trigger Assembly brand: Timney
  • Top Benches and Rests: Caldwell
  • Top Bipods brand: Harris
  • Top trail camera brand: Wildgame Innovations
  • Top Tree Stands: Big Game
  • Top Holster/ammo belt brand: Alien

Topline results of the Southwick Associates consumer tracking study are available in the Hunting & Shooting Participation and Equipment Purchases Report. This in-depth resource tracks hunting & shooting participation and equipment purchases for more than 100 products.

Vortex was the top Optics Brand in 2019 according to the Survey.
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The list above is only a fraction of all hunting and shooting categories tracked by Southwick Associates. Along with many other product categories, Southwick Associates also tracks the percentage of sales occurring across different retail channels, total spending per category, average prices, and demographics for hunters and shooters buying specific products. Additional information tracked includes total days spent hunting and shooting, type of hunting, preferred species and where they go.

Full reports, with a wealth of information, are available from Southwick Associates, a market research firm specializing in the hunting, shooting, sport=fishing, and outdoor recreation markets.

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November 1st, 2017

End of Year Rebate Programs — Save BIG

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There a number of good rebate programs going on right now, but many of them conclude at the end of the year. To take advantage of these deals you’ll need to start your shopping. Here are some current Rebate Programs for rifles, ammunition, loading equipment, and shooting accessories. You can save up to $175.00 with these Rebate offers. The savings can be huge. For example, you can save $175.00 on the purchase of any RCBS product costing more than $499.99.

2017 Rebate Savage Hornady Federal Burris Midsouth

RCBS Buy Green Get Green
Start Date: November 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Postmarked By Date: January 31, 2018
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Online Rebate Entry Page
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2017 Rebate Lyman Federal Hornady Midsouth

Lyman Fall Rebates
Start Date: October 15, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Postmarked By Date: January 31, 2018
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2017 Rebate Savage Hornady Federal Burris Midsouth

Save on a Savage
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Postmarked By Date: January 31, 2018
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Hornady 2017 Rebate Get Loaded

Hornady Get Loaded
Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Postmarked By Date: February 15, 2018
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2017 Rebate Weaver Hornady Federal Midsouth

Weaver Optics Rebate
Start Date: October 01, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017 (NOTE this Expires at end of NOVEMBER!)
Postmarked By Date: December 31, 2017
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2017 Rebate Hornady Federal Burris Midsouth

Federal Ammunition
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End Date: December 31, 2017
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End Date: December 31, 2017
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