Designed for 1 1⁄8-oz. heavy target and 1¼-oz. field loads, Ballistic Products’ Z21 wads have notably thicker shotcup walls than standard wads, which intensifies the constriction for improved downrange patterns. As such, they’re well-suited for shots from 30 to 55 yds., and are ideal for trap. To complement the Z21, load it with “premium” No. 7½ nickel-plated lead shot, which maintains its spherical shape (for tighter patterns) and delivers additional clay-breaking energy. The recipe below delivered 77 percent of its pellets within a 30" circle at 40 yds. using an improved-modified choke.
Ballistic Products Z21 Premium Trap Load
In developing its state-of-the-art centerfire rifle cases, True Velocity Ammunition has moved away from metal and placed polymer center stage. The result is a new self-contained cartridge that is lighter in weight, remarkably consistent from round to round and admirably accurate.
As a tribute to the company’s first century in business, Federal Ammunition has released a special, limited-edition book that breaks down its history, decade by decade, across 244 pages.
While smaller blades can be plenty helpful for everyday carry, sometimes bigger blades and tools are necessary. Here are a few larger specialty knives, hand axes, and multi-tools worth keeping in mind as the holiday season approaches.