Shotgun Loads for Turkey Hunting
Modern turkey loads have increased distance and knockdown power.
Supreme Versatility: The 12-Gauge Shotshell
From petite 12-ga., 2" shells all the way up to the artillery-like 3 1⁄2" magnums, the 12 gauge is an extremely versatile chambering that can, literally, do it all.
Latest Loads: The 2 3/4" 16-Ga. Shotshell
Loads for the 16 gauge have long been scarce and lacking in variety, generally carrying payloads of similar weights and sizes of shot.
5 Reasons to Handload Shotshells
When it comes to handloading, shotshells receive considerably less attention than do metallic cartridges, but here are five reasons to consider it.
Handloads: A Heavy-Hitting 12 Gauge
A virtual “pumpkin,” this heavy-hitting 12-ga. load is composed of a 2" Cheddite hull with a Cheddite 209 primer and 26 grs. of Hi-Skor 800-X propellant.
Editors’ Picks 2019: Federal Shorty Shotshell
Federal Premium Ammunition is launching a new series of 1 3/4"-long Shorty 12-ga. shotgun shells for sporting, hunting and defensive applications.
Editor's Choice: Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell
Federal Premium has created a potent new high-capacity 12-ga. defensive option with its Force X2 Shorty load—merging two existing products by introducing the company’s wound-channel-multiplying FX2 buckshot to its lineup of 1¾" Shorty shells.
’Little Guys’ To The Rescue: Federal’s Force X2 Shorty Shotshells
Federal Ammunition is always good at seeing the utility in a design and, last year (2022), released the Force X2 Shorty, a compact version of its unique split-shot shotgun load. It is a case of the “little guy” coming to the rescue.
Hornady's Critical Defense Triple Threat .410 Shotshell
With the popularity of .45 Colt/.410 handguns, ammunition companies were bound to introduce specialized loads. But do loads like Hornady’s Triple Threat perform as advertised?
Latest Loads: The Ultimate 10-Ga. Goose Shell
Since the introduction of the 3½"-chambered 12-ga. shotgun in 1988, the 3½" 10 gauge has fallen from favor with hunters, which is a shame.