New: Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Rem. Match Loads

The new Federal Premium Gold Medal CenterStrike 77-grain .223 Rem. load is shipping to dealers now, joining the .308 Win. and 6.5 mm Creedmoor loads available since earlier this year.

posted on December 8, 2023
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Joining the .308 Win. and 6.5 mm Creedmoor options in the Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike centerfire rifle ammo lineup is a .223 Rem. 77-grain match load. MSRP: $37.99 per 20-round box.
Federal Ammunition

Federal Ammunition’s new Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Remington loads with 77-grain open-tip match bullets are currently shipping to dealers. This new .223 Remington match load joins the previously released .308 Winchester and 6.5 mm Creedmoor match loads in the Gold Medal CenterStrike lineup that have been shipping since earlier this year.

More from Federal Ammunition: “These new match-grade loads feature a proprietary open-tip match design, sleek profile and extremely tight specifications for the ultimate long-range accuracy and consistency.”

Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Rem. 77-Grain
Sporting an open-tipped match 77-grain bullet, the new Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Remington match load has a ballistic coefficient of .356.


Features common to all Federal Premium Gold Medal CenterStrike ammunition include the aforementioned precision-built open-tip match bullets, along with a high ballistic coefficient design, Gold Medal primers and brass, plus a specially formulated propellant. In addition, they are held to Federal’s tightest specifications for accuracy, pressure and velocity.

Velocity from the muzzle for the new Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Rem. 77-grain match load is 2,720 f.p.s., dropping to 2,471 f.p.s. at 100 yards and 2,012 f.p.s. at 300 yards. As for energy, from the muzzle it’s 1,265 foot-pounds, then 1,044 foot-pounds at 100 yards and down to 692 foot-pounds at 300 yards.

“The new CenterStike product line continues the tradition of Gold Medal standards delivering industry-leading accuracy in factory-loaded ammunition,” Federal Centerfire Rifle Ammunition Product Line Manager Eric Miller said. “CenterStrike features a new Open Tip Match bullet that will allow us to expand our Gold Medal product lineup with more options and is ideal for any target shooter looking for long-range accuracy and consistent performance.”

MSRP for the new Federal Gold Medal CenterStrike .223 Rem. 77-grain match load is $37.99 per 20-round box. Go to


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