As an interesting dichotomy, many years ago a good friend of mine bought one of the then 'new' AI sniper rifles chambered for the .308 Win. He did not reload at the time so he bought a selection of quality ammunition led by Federal GMM. At the conclusion of the testing, the Federal GMM was so much more consistent AND allowed him to shoot little tiny groups with factory ammunition. He showed me the targets which I quite frankly didn't believe, so we went out together to shoot more tests. The Federal whipped all the other brands of ammunition by a significant amount. Three things came out of this: - the combination of the AI rifle and the GMM ammunition was superb - the AI chamber was significantly oversized so the Federal brass was oversized after firing - the Federal brass WAS softer than other brands and could not be resized back down to factory spec after being fired in the AI chamber. In fact, it was this experience which forced me to make a removal tool for brass stuck in a die... Now, if you want to use factory ammunition and you don't need to reload, the Federal is a very good product. If you really want to recycle and reload your brass, pick another manufacturer. We, as Americans, are blessed by the number of brass makers capable of delivering high quality products at decent prices.