The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute has released new cartridge and chamber designs for Federal’s new 12-gauge, 1¾-inch Shorty shotshell.
Federal’s new Black Cloud TSS ammo blends the company’s super-dense Heavyweight TSS pellets with its existing Black Cloud steel FliteStopper pellets to maintain velocity farther, hit harder and penetrate deeper than any waterfowl load ever has.
Apex Ammunition is now shipping its non-toxic, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS), TSS / S3 Steel Blend, and S3 Steel Waterfowl loads, all featuring the Tungsten-grade wad system used in the company’s Turkey TSS loads to deliver tight patterns and improved barrel protection.
Two days into a goose hunt outside of Hecla, South Dakota, we were sweating both figuratively and literally. Unseasonably warm and still conditions had combined with a bright moon to keep most birds grounded, and uninterested in feeding in sileage fields.
Federal has combined the power of two of its newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. The new Force X2 Shorty shells measure just 1¾ inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.
Winchester has debuted its Super Pheasant Diamond Grade shotshell ammunition, bringing eight-percent antimony, copper-plated shot to the upland fields in a five-shot configuration.
Winchester Ammunition has introduced Blind Side 2 waterfowl shotshells. Similar to their predecessors, they utilize hex-shaped shot, but are differentiated by a nickel-plated head and Drylok wad system.