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|Bullet Weight||Not Applicable|
|Bullet Type||#00 Buck|
|Ammo Caliber||12 Gauge|
|Manufacturer SKU||LE133 00|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1145|
Federal started making ammunition in 1922, and they have since become one of the premier ammo manufacturers. They're owned by ATK, which also owns companies like Speer and CCI. ATK also makes a lot of the ammunition used by the US military. That's a pretty strong record for quality.
While quality is nice to have when you're buying ammunition for a day at the range, quality is very nice to have when you're buying ammunition to use for home defense. The top of the line for Federal ammunition is called Federal Premium, and it consists of ammunition that is ideal for target shooting, hunting, or self defense.
A great example of how good Federal Premium ammo can be is their 12 gauge tactical double aught buck load. It contains eight copper plated lead double aught buck pellets, which are each about a third of an inch in diameter.
Out of 20-inch barreled shotgun, these eight pellets are moving at a velocity of about 1,150 feet per second. This is roughly equivalent to firing eight small handgun bullets at one time. In addition, this load features the flitecontrol wad, which keeps the shot much tighter in distance. This is definitely a good thing because any pellet you fire that doesn't hit your intended target might end up hitting something you don't want to shoot.
At 7 yards, which is a fairly typical self defense distance, especially inside a home, all of the pellets went into one ragged hole. Even out of 15 yards, all of the pellets were hitting so close that I couldn't identify the individual hits. I set the steel plate out at 35, and found that all eight pellets were still on the target.
I tested this ammo in four different shotguns, a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870, which are both pump actions, a Saiga-12, which is a semi-auto, and a Stoeger coach gun, which is a side-by-side double-barreled shotgun. It was reliable in all of them, which I expected.
Although Federal doesn't specifically call this a low recoil load, it was also very soft shooting, which helped with rapid follow up shots. Federal Premium ammo isn't cheap, but it delivers some of the best performance available at any price. I would not hesitate to recommend this ammo for home defense use.
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Outstanding quality ammo by Billy on 3/19/2020
Very good ammo, quality ammo. Not one malfunction. Beretta 1301T holds a very tight pattern at 25 yds. 2 inches or so
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Patterns as advertised! by The Kidd on 1/5/2020
This stuff shoots some seriously tight patterns. From a Winchester 1300 Defender with 18" barrel, at 21' everything...
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Low recoil great patterns
Received my ammo quickly and well packaged. Lucky gunner was an excellent experience. I’m very happy with the federal flight control. At 10 yards it punched a single hole from a 14” pattern was still good at 25. Recoil was less than average turkey load. Very pleased
Patterns as advertised!
This stuff shoots some seriously tight patterns. From a Winchester 1300 Defender with 18" barrel, at 21' everything stayed in a 2" hole. At 50' the spread was only the size of my fist! If accurate and tight is what you want, this is your round. Quality ammo!
I’ve used a lot of 00 buck shot trying to find the perfect balance for home defense. This flite control wads keep the groups very tight up to 30 yards which is double the distance I'd encounter in my situation. I’ve been running this through a mossberg 500 no choke and a Remington 870. It is now my go to for my home defense shotguns and the price is great as well
Best of the best
First, I want to thank Lucky Gunner for their outstanding service. My order was placed,shipped and at my door within 5 days. Now the ammunition......Words cannot expain the precision this round makes my Mossberg 590 Shockwave but I'll try. At 30 yards with a 14" barrel, I hit all 8 pellets in a 10 inch spread. At 15 yards, fist sized grouping and at 7 yards it was a solid hole 3 inches wide. The tight grouping and lowered recoil for a shooter's accuracy when making sighted follow up shots from a Mossberg Shockwave is enough to impress me. I've put many differnt rounds/brands/loads through my little hand cannon and the Federal Tactical Law Enforcement 00Buck 8 pellet with flitecontrol wad is the only self defense ammunition I will ever use from now on. Do they make a slug round with the flitecontrol wad? That would be AWESOME!
The only 00-Buck I'll run for a defensive shotgun.
After playing with other brands and rounds, this consistently patterns well, better than anything else tried. Lengthen the range of your defensive shotgun just by running the correct ammunition. Make sure you buy the 8-pellet. Between the technology in the FLITECONTROL® wad and the grex, Federal Tactical provides the best pattern, it basically function as a pre-fragmented projectile at 15yds and under and maintains an acceptable pattern further out.
Cycles Great in Benelli m2
This worked great in my Benelli m2 automatic shotgun. Not too much kick/recoil with a great pattern at both 7 and 15 feet. Waiting for it to come back in stock so I can buy some more. Lucky Gunner was great as always.
Great tight pattern but use a Cylinder choke
Awesome ammo. I run the Benelli M4 and have found that I achieve my tightest patterns when running the Flight Control 00 Buck through a Cylinder choke tube. Lucky Gunner was great. Fast and efficient. We will definitely be doing business in the future.
Highly recommend this round. At 15 yards I can cover the group with one hand out of 20in barrel cylinder bore. Lucky gunner has great customer service and I look forward to doing business with them in the future.
This may be the best home defense load for shot guns, due to the FLITECONTROL® wad and eight 00 pellets.
The FLITECONTROL® wad controls the shot pattern extremely well.
The eight (vs. nine) pellets seem to make this round very easy to shoot well.
The reduced perceived recoil is an advantage for me, my wife, and our girls.
I have just ordered my next 250 rounds. I hope you can hold the price!
Awesome pattern for tactical use
This round is effectively a slug at under 10 yds. At 18 yds, pattern grows to 10 inches. Still within torso target at 25 yds. No feed or eject issues with Mossberg 500. This is now my 00 round of choice for home defense. As always LG service is 100%.
These 8 pellet shotshells are excellent in both my pump-shotguns at ranges near to 50 yards. I need the full load 9 pellet for my semi and have not tried these in the semi. The service and communication from LuckyGunner.com was 100%. Delivery was very fast. It is a good feeling being able to deal with such a reliable company.
Awesome 00 buck
Ran this through my Benelli and had no hiccups. The range I shoot at only goes to 25 yards and the flight control buck was hitting the target at that distance. Very impressed with the flight control compared to the other stuff.
As always, LG's customer service is the best. Had this in no time.
I bought a couple cases of these for my pump shotguns. The 'Tactical' wads kept the groups quite tight and are very effective out to (about) 50 yards. Impressive for the 8 pellet round.
However, the 9 pellet version cycles much better in my semi-auto 12 gauges. Service is 100% with LuckyGunner.
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