Shoot Cleaner With American Eagle’s Syntech Range Ammunition

By Dave Dolbee published on in Ammunition, News

Forget whatever you previously thought about range ammunition, Federal Ammunition wants to revolutionize range ammo with the introduction of its new American Eagle Syntech. American Eagle Syntech shoots cleaner than traditional ammunition, because the bullet is encapsulated in a polymer. Without the metal to metal contact, copper and lead fouling is eliminated. This not only means more shooting and less cleaning, it leads to longer barrel life too!

Federal American Eagle Introduces Syntech Range Ammunition

Federal American Eagle Introduces Revolutionary Syntech Range Ammunition

Here is the full release from Federal Ammunition:

Federal Ammunition is pleased to announce a whole new concept for range ammunition with introduction of American Eagle Syntech: A smoother way to shoot. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered to dealers.

American Eagle Syntech is the first range-specific ammunition designed to reduce fouling and extend barrel life with a high-tech polymer bullet coating. Combined with specialized clean-burning powders, your gun will stay cleaner, longer, so you can shoot more—and shoot better. The exclusive Catalyst primer provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible. The Syntech system offers target shooters the most advanced range ammunition available and the perfect way for handgun owners to protect their investment from the inside out.

Features & Benefits

  • Polymer-encapsulated Syntech bullet prevents metal-on-metal contact in the bore, eliminating copper and lead fouling, while extending barrel life
  • Exclusive primer formulation provides reliable, consistent ignition
  • Clean-burning propellants minimize residue and fouling
  • Significantly reduces the required frequency of cleaning
  • Absence of a copper jacket minimizes splash-back on steel targets, perfect for target practice or competition
  • Less perceived recoil

Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE9SJ1 / American Eagle Syntech; 9mm Luger 115 grain / $19.95
AE40SJ1 / American Eagle Syntech; 40 S&W 165 grain / $26.95
AE45SJ1 / American Eagle Syntech; 45 Auto 230 grain / $33.95

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Comments (12)

  • STFU

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    Longer barrel life? I can buy a new barrel every two years based on the savings of not spending so much extra on this stuff. What a waste. This would be for the folks that shoot a single box a month just so they can say they were at the range.

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  • Pistolero

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    I see a very limited market for this product as “range” ammunition. It has a price point of $0.70-$0.75 per round depending on local sales taxes for the .45 ACP. I’ve been shooting .45 for about 50 years and reloading for the last 40 years. I can reload with a coated lead bullet for 1/5 of that cost at the current cost of components. I can see it appealing to occasional shooters who don’t want to spend time maintaining their firearms.

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  • Lew

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    I keep a few of these stashed in my wife’s lipstick drawer for emergencies.

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  • jim

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    A “full polymer coating”! So that’s a FMJ except that it’s a “FPJ”. I get really tired of ammo manufacturers selling what is actually a military round. Furthermore, I have had issues with Federal ammo feeding not whether or not it is ‘dirty’. The last I knew, a part of shooting was cleaning the weapon afterwards. So how about a polymer coated truncated cone hollow point or flat nose?

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  • Sean

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    Do the red ones go more fasta?

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    • Secundius

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      @ Sean.

      Initial Muzzle Velocity for the 9×19 is 1,180ft/sec. At 25-yards drops to ~1,110ft/sec. A Ballistics Coefficient of 0.12. A Standard 9×19 is ~0.22 BC. These are for Target Shooting ONLY, or on the “Rodent” Game Level…

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    • Sean

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      It was a joke lol. From War hammer 40k game, the Orc faction paints their ships red and they go faster, so I was asking if the bullets are faster than normal since they are red. I know, it is an obscure nerd joke 😀

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  • David

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    I guess they’ll powder coat anything. I’ve done this with cast bullets for years as its a lot cleaner than using lube and the bullets look cool.
    “Polymer” is used for everything they don’t want to call plastic, nylon, polyester….
    I have a friend who left a loaded round in a relatively hot chamber of his rifle. The “polymer” melted and he couldn’t eject the bullet without a mallet.. No damage but your could see where the polymer melted against the forcing cone.

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    • Secundius

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      @ David.

      Depending of the Polymer Used, Heat Index Rating is from +430F to +450F and Shotgun Shells “Even Less” at +390F…

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    • David

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      That’s a good point. I wonder if they use a ceramic based coating that melts initially at 450 but thereafter it holds up to more than 1000F.
      I’ve never actually tried it on bullets, but have used in on motorcycle exhausts with good results.
      I’d be concerned that the ceramic would be honing my barrel every time I shot.

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  • Secundius

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    Unfortunately, it Only has an IP (Ingress Protection) 67 rating. Against “6” for Dust and “7” for up to 1-meter of Water Depth (~16.189-lbs/sq.in). You FORDING a Creek or River Greater than 1-meter in Depth. And Your Ammunition Becomes Useless…

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    • Matt

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      Yes, it’s too bad I can’t submerge my range ammo while fording 4 feet of river.

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