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NRA American Hunter Magazine Presented Federal Premium FireStick with a 2021 Golden Bullseye Award

ANOKA, Minnesota – The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Hunter magazine selected Federal’s FireStick and Traditions NitroFire to receive its Golden Bullseye Award for 2021 Muzzleloader of the Year.

“Our new Federal Premium FireStick is a proprietary and newly-patented muzzleloading propellant system that is safer, more consistent and easier to use than ever before. Developed with Traditions and Hodgdon, the FireStick revolutionizes the inline muzzleloader platform,” said Federal’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “We are extremely proud and grateful for the staff at NRA American Hunter magazine to have recognized this innovation for its superior features and benefits.”

The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. 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.

“The primary benefit of the FireStick is best-in-class safety, followed by convenience, consistent accuracy, ease of cleaning, simplicity of use, and more,” said Federal Muzzleloader Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “All of which, we feel, helped this new product earn the top honor from NRA American Hunter, and we thank them for this prestigious acknowledgement.”

The FireStick is a premeasured self-contained powder charge. It consists of a polymer capsule precisely filled—using strict specifications at Federal’s ammunition plant—with an exact charge of all-new, ultra-clean black powder substitute Hodgdon Triple 8 granular powder. The sealed capsule utilizes a breakable front section (cap) that completely encases the powder charge. Currently, the FireStick is only compatible with the new NitroFire product line of muzzleloading rifles from Traditions.

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