It is officially no secret that the US Navy is searching out some more ammunition because they have been announcing ammo contract securements as of late. Remington recently was awarded a contract for shotgun shells and now we have some more news concerning Federal. Federal Ammunition has recently been awarded the Mk316 Mod 0 US Navy Contract for 7.62x51mm rifle ammunition for two years.

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Anoka, Minnesota – January, 2024 – The U.S. Navy has selected Federal Ammunition as a contract awardee for 7.62x51mm rifle ammunition.

“Federal continues to position itself as a trusted supplier for the U.S. Military and Special Operations,” said Peter Gillette, Federal’s Director of International LE & Military Sales. “We are excited for this contract win. It validates the quality of our products, thoroughness of our testing procedures, and dedication to hard work from our American factory workers.”

The cartridge selected during the two-year contract term is the Mk316 Mod 0, 7.62x51mm, 175-grain precision match rifle load. The ordering period is for a total of two years. The ammunition will be produced by Federal at the Anoka, Minnesota facility.

“In general, our match ammunition has a legendary reputation for extreme accuracy, shot after shot, lot to lot. It is trusted time-and-time-again by police and military marksmen,” continued Gillette. “MK316 Mod 0 fits in perfectly with Federal’s history of producing extremely accurate ammunition held to tight tolerances required by strict U.S. Military specifications.”

It is not often that we civilians can get our hands on some MK316 Mod 0 overrun ammo, but if you have been one of those lucky souls, you know how accurate that ammunition can be. Congrats to Federal for securing yet another ammo contract with a faction of the US military. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about MK316 Mod 0 ammo and Federal Ammunition in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Mk316 Mod 0 US Navy Contract for 7.62x51mm Ammo Awarded to Federal

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