Federal Cartridge 45 Auto 230 Grain FMJ/50 - AE45A Reviews

Federal Cartridge 45 Auto 230 Grain FMJ/50 - AE45A

2 ratings (2 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

American Eagle 45 Auto Hardball 230 Gr FMJ: More fun than a barrel of monkeys

Apr 18, 2012
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Excellent quality reloadable brass cartridges from Federal

Cons:Shooting is getting more expensive all the time

The Bottom Line: Good quality first run ammunition with reloadable brass cases at a reasonable price by Federal Cartridge Co make your shooting more affordable


American Eagle 45 Auto Hardball 230 Gr FMJ


These are American Eagle cartridges, the value line from Federal Cartridge Company that provides good quality ammunition at reasonable prices.

American Eagle ammunition is made on the same production lines that Federal ammunition is, and the brass cases are marked Federal but the price is usually significantly less because the selection is limited to only cartridges that are sold in large volume, like 45 ACP, 38 Special, 9mm Luger, 44 Magnum, 5.56mm and 7.62 NATO for range buffs like me who frequently target shoot. 

American Eagle ammo is packaged in a red box and in fact is called by shooters "Federal Red Box" to distinguish it from the more pricey regular Federal ammunition that usually comes in fancy silver boxes. Federal Red Box is along the same lines as the bargain priced ammunition from Winchester and Remington that are packaged in plainer boxes than their more expensive regular brands.

The 45 Auto or 45 ACP for Automatic Colt Pistol as it was first dubbed is a popular chambering for target shooting and defense as well as the military standard from 1911 to 1985 and still a popular choice today because it hits hard and shoots more accurately than most calibers.  The 45 Auto is also used for plinking and many a soda can or hubcap has been riddled by the venerable Colt autoloader.  My particular 45 is a Colt Government Model that has thousands of rounds through it and is still like new.

In addition to the Government Model which is a commercial model akin to the pistols supplied by Colt for the World Wars, I have a Colt Gold Cup National Match which is specially tuned for accuracy.  I shoot the hard ball in either pistol interchangeably and have not had a problem with either.

These cartridges are made with brass cases so reloaders love them as Federal cases are very good quality.  The bullets are standard 230 grain Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) or Hardball as they are typically called. 

This 230 grain FMJ ammunition is loaded at standard velocity of the government load and will often shoot to point of aim with the standard sight settings on your 45 Automatic Pistol. 


The ballistics on these 45 Auto 230 grain FMJ cartridges are as follows:

Muzzle Velocity             Muzzle Energy
850 Feet per Second   370 foot pounds


When shooting, always wear ear protection and obey the four rules.

o All guns are loaded.
o Never point a gun at something you do not wish to destroy.
o Be sure of your back stop. Guns shoot through things.
o Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Easton Fmj Arrows

Easton Fmj Arrows

Easton FMJ Arrows These are size quanity of (6) 500 Arrows already cut to 25 1/2 with inserts installed and bohning blazer vanes
eBay

$50.00

+$9.00 shipping
Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes

Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes

Designed to take down big game, the Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes maximize kinetic energy from your bow for superior knockdown power. T...
Cabela's

$99.99

+$12.95 shipping
Easton Outdoors Easton Fmj N-fused 340 Raw Shafts Doz 17487

Easton Outdoors Easton Fmj N-fused 340 Raw Shafts Doz 17487

Easton Outdoors Easton FMJ N-Fused 340 Raw Shafts Doz 17487 - Free Shipping! Easton FMJ N-Fused 340 Raw Shafts Doz Manufacturer: EASTON ALUMINUM INC M...
eBay

$129.99

+$10.37 shipping
Easton Full Metal Jacket Fmj 500 Aluminum Carbon Arrows 1/2 Dozen W/ Blazers

Easton Full Metal Jacket Fmj 500 Aluminum Carbon Arrows 1/2 Dozen W/ Blazers

New Easton Full Metal Jacket 500 Arrows w/ Blazer Vanes Choose FMJ for devastating pass-throughs and generous blood trails With a tough carbon-fiber c...
eBay

$59.95

FREE Shipping
Easton Technical Products Tracer Rli Fmj Bolt Flat Nock Red 2 Pack

Easton Technical Products Tracer Rli Fmj Bolt Flat Nock Red 2 Pack

Tracer RLI FMJ Bolt Flat Nock Red 2 PACKTracer RLI FMJ Bolt Flat Nock Red 2 PACK EASTON TECHNICAL PRODUCTS
Sears
Hornady Fmj Handgun Bullets - 9mm 115 Gr Fmj-Rn Bullets

Hornady Fmj Handgun Bullets - 9mm 115 Gr Fmj-Rn Bullets

Hornady FMJ bullets have a heavy, rugged jacket that punches through targets without deforming or breaking. These jackets are manufactured with nearpe...
Brownells

$17.49

+$7.95 shipping
Easton Outdoors Easton Fmj N-fused Dangerous Game 300 Raw Shafts Doz 417485

Easton Outdoors Easton Fmj N-fused Dangerous Game 300 Raw Shafts Doz 417485

Easton Outdoors Easton FMJ N-Fused Dangerous Game 300 Raw Shafts Doz 417485 - Free Shipping! Easton FMJ N-Fused Dangerous Game 300 Raw Shafts Doz Manu...
eBay

$154.99

+$10.54 shipping
Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes (330)

Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes (330)

Designed to take down big game, the Easton Deep Six FMJ Arrows with Blazer Vanes maximize kinetic energy from your bow for superior knockdown power. T...
Cabela's

$99.99

+$12.95 shipping
Easton Technical Products Tracer Rli Fmj Bolt Hm Nock Red 2 Pack

Easton Technical Products Tracer Rli Fmj Bolt Hm Nock Red 2 Pack

Tracer RLI FMJ Bolt HM Nock Red 2 PackTracer RLI FMJ Bolt HM Nock Red 2 Pack EASTON TECHNICAL PRODUCTS
Sears
6- Easton Deep 6 Fmj Injexion 460 Arrows W/ 2 Blazers

6- Easton Deep 6 Fmj Injexion 460 Arrows W/ 2 Blazers

6 -- Easton Deep 6 FMJ Injexion 460 Carbon Core FMJ Arrows with Deep 6 Nocks and Deep Six Steel HIT Inserts ***Factory Fletched with 2 Blazer Vanes De...
eBay

$86.99

+$7.95 shipping