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Federal Will Announce New Shotshell Ammunition at the 2024 SHOT Show

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ANOKA, Minnesota - January 12, 2024 - Federal Ammunition is proud to announce new shotshell ammunition options for 2024. Four all-new products and several product line extensions will be showcased and on display at the 2024 SHOT Show (Booth No. 11838), January 23-26 at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. This ammunition includes new offerings in the Gold Medal, Heavyweight TSS, and Personal Defense Buckshot product lines. Plus, four all-new product lines: Freight Train, Hi-Bird Bismuth, Prairie Storm Bismuth Blend, and Ultra Steel.

Freight Train Copper is an all-new lineup of tipped sabot slugs in 12- or 20-gauge, and 2-3/4- or 3-inch. The load’s streamlined copper projectile and exclusive sabot design combine to print excellent groups at 200 yards through rifled barrels. A polymer tip and aerodynamic nose profile maximize downrange energy, while the externally skived nose cavity provides dramatic expansion.

Hi-Bird Bismuth, 12-gauge, No. 5 shotshells feature the same cellulose over-powder wad technology as original Hi-Bird Fiber Wad, but with a payload of 9.6 g/cc bismuth to meet nontoxic requirements. The pellets are 22 percent denser than steel, delivering more energy downrange, and the cellulose over-powder wad minimizes plastic left in the field.

Prairie Storm Bismuth Blend is a new product line consisting of six loads. These upland loads feature Prairie Storm’s FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and Premium steel shot, No. 3 or 4, with the added performance boost of HEVI-Bismuth pellets, No. 5 or 6, alloyed and cast in Sweet Home, Oregon.

Federal Premium Ultra Steel features the rear-opening FLITECONTROL FLEX wad with a payload of zinc-plated steel, producing extremely tight patterns for deadly performance. These 3-inch loads are available in a variety of standard payloads, as well as loads that feature two sizes of shot.

The new Gold Medal 12-gauge paper shotshells feature a 1-ounce payload, in shot sizes 7.5 and 8, that’s optimized for international FITASC competition. Like all Gold Medal Grand Paper loads, they feature a high-quality brass head, harder shot, and two-piece SoftCell wad design that reduces felt recoil and improves patterns.

The Heavyweight TSS Turkey new line extension is a 410 bore No. 7 load. The tungsten-alloy shot material’s 18 g/cc density is 56 percent more than lead, resulting in the highest pellet counts and the most energy at extreme range.

Federal Premium buckshot loads features the rear-braking FLITECONTROL wad to provide superior patterns. Their specialized payloads produce penetration fine-tuned to the needs of self-defense situations. The new addition is a 20-gauge, No. 2 Buck load.

Attendees of the 2024 SHOT Show are encouraged to stop by Booth No. 11838 for a first-hand look at these new products and more. Information about the new products and line extensions can soon be found on Federal’s brand website.

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