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Is their a difference between American Eagle and Federal Champion HV?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 30cal_Fun, Aug 8, 2014.

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  1. 30cal_Fun

    30cal_Fun Member

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    As the title states; is there a difference between American Eagle and Federal Champion HV?

    http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rimfire.aspx?id=92
    http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rimfire.aspx?id=43

    Both 1240 fps, both LRN bullet, same specs all around.
    What I understand from Federal's website is that the American Eagle line is a "budget" line and Champion more of a premium line, but other than that I can't find a difference.

    A gunstore I will be going to has them for the exact same price, so I am wondering which one is better quality.

    Has anyone tried them both and seen a noticeable difference in performance?

    Would you pick the American Eagle or the Federal Champion HV?
     
  2. herrwalther

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    Generally that is pretty much it. In calibers other than 22LR, American Eagle will usually be in 50 or 100 round boxes for less than the "match" ammo.
     
  3. 30cal_Fun

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    What surprises me is that the AE line is promoted as a budget plinking line, but it is often priced slightly higher than the Champion. Also, from what I have read so far on fora, the American Eagle's seem to perform just as well or better for some people.

    I'm primarily interested in the reliability of these ammo types, since my rifle shoots almost anything well.

    Anyone else care to comment on the reliability of EA vs FC?
     
  4. godale

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    i shoot marlins and the american eagle has always excelled over the federal champion. just my two cents worth
     
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