Federal’s Gold Medal line of ammunition is so aptly named because of their support of U.S. shooting teams which have brought home Olympic gold medals time and time again. As such, rimfire fans can expect these .22 Long Rifle rounds to exhibit strong, consistent performance that comes from careful iterations of inspection and quality control implements. It is due to this level of dedication that law enforcement agencies, spirited hunters, and professional competitors have all trusted their craft to the Federal name for just under a century.
Each of these .22 LR cartridges is crowned with a 40-grain lead round nose (LRN) bullet that has a perfectly curved head for smooth feeding, slick aerodynamics, and inherent accuracy. A large-diameter bourrelet keeps the bullet balanced on either side during barrel travel while also increasing the amount of spin stability it receives; this helps to shrink groups to match-taking size. The projectile is secured within Federal’s own factory-rolled brass casing which is equipped with a consistent propellant load. The powder is ignited by a clean-burning, mercury-free primer mixture which provides dependable operation when struck by a hammer or striker.