ANOKA, Minn. – May 2, 2013 –
Federal Premium® Ammunition and sister company CCI® have dedicated 20 million rounds of rimfire ammunition to youth shooting sports programs.
The Boy Scouts of America will receive 10 million .22 LR shells, and another 10 million will be sent to other organizations.
This product sold at a discounted price will ship directly to the 4-H Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts and other qualified youth organizations.
The ammunition distribution process was in cooperation with the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Delivery is expected in May and will help ensure that many camps, shooting programs and trainings can occur over the summer.
The consumer demand for ammunition over the last several months has put a strain on manufacturers across the country.
Both Federal Premium and CCI continue to run their plants 24 hours a day, seven days a week—as they have for years.
Despite the best efforts of over 2,000 employees working around the clock, customers are having trouble finding ammunition.