Accuracy, Consistency, Reliability — American Eagle Announces New Loads!

American Eagle 6.5 Grendel ammunition box

Not the most popular calibers, but have fans approaching rabid status—and for good reason. So, American Eagle’s announcement is not only news for fans of the 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel, it’s a heads up to all who do not own a gun in one of these calibers to take action now! Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has expanded its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The loads combine accuracy, consistency, reliable performance on target and an affordable price tag to create the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. Shipments of these new products are being delivered to dealers.

American Eagle 6.5 Grendel ammunition box New American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads feature reloadable brass and Federal primers with a jacketed hollow point or Tipped Varmint bullet, depending on caliber. Both designs expand explosively on impact for maximum lethality. American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads are offered in 40- or 50-count bulk packs perfect for high-volume shooting.

Features & Benefits • New 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads • Consistent, accurate performance • Explosive expansion on impact • Consistent primers • Reliable feeding and function • Highly reloadable brass cases • Bulk packs reduce in-the-field waste Part No. / Description / MSRP AE65GDL90VP / 6.5 Grendel 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $63.95 AE6890VP / 6.8 SPC 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $53.95 Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Comments (5)

  1. I use American Eagle as my FMJ for range use and the FEDERAL HST as my self defense round. Being as they are both the same MANUFACTURER could we get a similar round to the HST in American Eagle in the 9 mm 147 Gr. ?

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