|Muzzle Velocity (fps)
|Cost Per Round
|49.6¢ per round
All lead shot pellets contain antimony – another heavy metal which hardens lead. This shell’s #8 shot is made with more antimony than usual. That makes the shot pellets even harder, which grants them even greater protection against deformation.
But Federal wasn’t content to stop there. That’s why this shell also features the Podium wad, which has a unique hoop-shaped column that enables impressively uniform compression throughout ignition. It braces the shot for rapid acceleration so the pellets can stay even rounder. Better yet, the Podium excels at mitigating felt recoil.
Federal’s own best-in-class primers and powder work in tandem to deliver a highly predictable 1,145 fps muzzle velocity. Not terribly fast, which assures an even more agreeable recoil impulse. And thanks to its easy-to-reshape pure brass cap and tough plastic hull, this ammo is a primo choice for any handloading aficionado.