transparent News Releases

Refine your search by choosing a brand and a year then press the view button.

Choose a Brand   

Choose a Year  

Download: PDF, WORD


NRA American Rifleman Magazine Honors Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell with the “2024 Ammunition Product of the Year” Golden Bullseye Award

Federal Ammunition
Click image to enlarge and download.

ANOKA, Minnesota - January 4, 2024 - The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Rifleman magazine awarded Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2024 Ammunition Product of the Year. Federal will be honored with the achievement during a special reception at the 2024 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on May 16-19, 2024 in Dallas, Texas.

“We are truly honored by this prestigious award. We know that to qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must meet a variety of demanding criteria on design, function, value, and overall contribution to the shooting industry,” said Jesse Whiteside, Federal's Vice President of Product Management and Research & Development. “We are proud that our Force X2 Shorty delivered extreme reliability and performance that exceeded evaluators’ expectations during their rigorous field testing.”

Now in their 22nd year, the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers, and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.

The Force X2 Shorty is designed for use in firearms capable of cycling sub-length shotshells. This new 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch shotshell allows for higher magazine capacity with up to twice the wound channels over traditional buckshot pellets. The Force X2 Shorty design and cartridge size also delivers the benefit of manageable recoil for when repeatability is needed.

Force X2 Shorty packs a punch with six-pellet 00 copper plated segmenting buckshot. Each pellet is designed to split in half on impact. This allows the loads to have double the wound channels while reducing the risk of collateral damage from over penetration. Force X2 Shorty carries the same quality and performance expected by users of the standard-sized Force X2 shotshells (2 3/4-inch loads).

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide. For more information on all products from Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.


 

2024 News Releases

Home On The Range: New Federal Branded Products Made By Duluth Pack


Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell Received NRA American Rifleman’s 2024 Ammunition Product of the Year Award


Federal Ammunition Will Showcase New HammerDown Rimfire Loads at the 2024 NRA Show


Federal Ammunition Sponsored Shooter Austen Smith Wins Gold at the ISSF World Cup in Baku


Federal Ammunition to Host Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis and More at the 2024 NRA Show


Federal’s FireStick Gains Approval in 27th State, Teams with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation


Shooting Sports Retailer Honors Federal Ammunition with its 2023 Gold Award for Best Shotshells


Federal Wins Tactical Retailer’s 2023 Gold Award for Best Shotshells


Federal Adds Fifteen Sub-Gauge Options to Its Popular High Over All Target Load Lineup


Federal Ammunition’s Austen Smith Secures Her Spot on the USA Shooting Women’s Skeet Team


Federal Ammunition’s Vincent Hancock Qualifies for a Spot on the USA Shooting Men’s Skeet Team


Federal Ammunition’s Derrick Mein Earns a Spot on the USA Shooting Men’s Trap Team


Federal Wins Predator Xtreme 2024 Gold Award for Best Shotshells


Federal Ammunition’s Derrick Mein Captures ISSF Gold in the Dominican Republic


Federal Ammunition is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic


Federal Ammunition’s Vincent Hancock Collects More ISSF World Cup Medals


Federal Continues Support of the Mule Deer Foundation at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo


Federal Ammunition is Proud to Sponsor NWTF’s 2024 Convention and Sport Show


On Target Magazine Honors Federal Premium Gold Medal CenterStrike with Editors’ Choice Award


Federal Ammunition Announces New Branded Accessories: Bags, Pouches, and Cases


Federal Announces New Prairie Storm Upland Loads


Federal Announces All-New Freight Train Copper Tipped Sabot Slugs


Federal Ammunition Announces Its All-New Fusion Tipped Product Line


Federal Will Announce New Centerfire Rifle Ammunition at the 2024 SHOT Show


Federal Will Announce New Handgun Ammunition at the 2024 SHOT Show


Federal Ammunition Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Mk316


Federal Will Announce New Shotshell Ammunition at the 2024 SHOT Show


NRA American Rifleman Magazine Honors Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell with the “2024 Ammunition Product of the Year” Golden Bullseye Award


transparent