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Buy Ammo Online at Academy

Whether you need ammunition for target practice, hunting purposes or defensive measures, there is plenty of ammo for sale at Academy from the most popular brands like Federal, Winchester and more. Academy offers a full range of ammo online so you can find exactly what you need for a successful day of shooting. Our selection includes:

  • Shotgun Shells: Easy-to-load shotgun shells offer seamless reloading, while long-lasting hulls provide reliability every time you shoot.
  • Rimfire Ammunition: The primer of rimfire ammunition ignites when the firing pin of the gun strikes and crushes the base's rim. Since the bullet head is deformed by the firing pin impact, rimfire ammo can't be reloaded.
  • Centerfire Rifle & Pistol Cartridges: Centerfire cartridges for rifles and pistols have a separate, replaceable primer located in the center of the case head, which ignites when the firing pin strikes the primer cap. Today, centerfire ammo is often preferred to rimfire, since centerfire bullets tend to be safer and more durable than rimfire bullets and the cases are reusable.
  • Black Powder Ammo: If you own older guns that require black powder, shop our selection of black powder ammunition and round ball bullets.
  • Reloading Supplies: Always be ready to shoot with our reloading cases, bullets, powders and primers, and other reloading equipment.
  • Bulk Ammunition: For a full day of target practice or long hunts, buy bulk ammunition from a number of your favorite brands.

Choosing the Right Size Ammo for Your Gun

Before purchasing ammo online, consider what type of ammunition works with your existing rifle, shotgun, pistol or another firearm. The caliber of ammunition indicates the internal diameter of each bullet's barrel and offers an easy way to determine whether a certain type of bullet will fit in your gun. A common caliber is .22 and is often followed by letters, such as .22 L and .22 S, which indicate that the bullets are designed to work with long-barrel and short-barrel rifles, respectively. To ensure a kill shot when hunting big game like caribou or deer, choose hollow-tip ammunition that allows the bullet to expand upon impact, optimizing internal damage. Bullets with a full metal jacket are ideal for shooting fast-moving targets since their casing lets them travel faster. By selecting appropriate ammunition for your firearm, the chance of jamming is greatly reduced.