Whether you’re a hunter or prefer shooting clays, there are new shotshells coming in 2023 for you from Federal Premium. The trusted ammunition manufacturer is producing an entire lineup of new shotgun ammo in a wide range of gauges. New offerings include bismuth loads for upland birds, 28 gauge competition loads, and even shotshells designed to produce less potential waste in the field. And if you prefer hunting larger game such as whitetail deer, there’s something for you as well. Read on to learn more.
Federal Premium’s latest shotshell ammunition offerings include products in High Over All, Black Cloud, HEVI-Bismuth, Hi-Bird, and Premium Buckshot product lines. Each line is designed to fulfill a particular niche and is made according to the company’s exacting standards for quality and superior performance.
The latest additions to the Premium High Over All line are 28 gauge and 410 bore. This line is engineered to meet the needs and expectations of the most elite trap, skeet, and sporting clay shooters. It’s made using a hard, high-antimony lead payload and wad for consistent patterns. A solid brass head and hull design also makes it easier to reload. According to Federal, Premium High Over All is the ultimate competition load for the world’s greatest shooters.
Black Cloud is adding a 28 gauge load to its proven line. This is the shotshell that effectively altered the definition of performance for steel waterfowl loads more than a decade ago, and it continues to be a favorite among waterfowlers. Today the revolution continues with 28 gauge which Federal states will redefine the capabilities of sub-gauges. Just like with all Black Cloud loads, this one utilizes the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad for better pattern density and consistency whether you’re using a ported or standard waterfowl choke.
Federal Premium HEVI-Bismuth is designed to make your hunt successful. It does this by impacting upland birds and waterfowl with the power of 9.6 g/cc density pellets so you can drop a number of birds in quick succession. This load is sourced from Federal’s affiliate company, HEVI-Shot. Federal states that HEVI Bismuth shot is 22% denser than steel which translates to superior lethal energy delivered downrange. This load is launched by the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and the bismuth pellets are made to pattern consistently for reliable performance. Pellets are alloyed and cast in the USA.
Another new offering is a 12 gauge, 2 3.4 inch Hi-Bird Fiber Wad. This is a cellulose-based over-powder wad made specifically to minimize plastic left in the field. After all, it’s the responsibility of sportsmen everywhere to take care of the land they hunt. This load is fantastic for the field and also great for preserve hunting situations.
The company’s new Premium Buckshot 1 buck 12 gauge load is made to deliver stellar precision. This shotshell sends a payload of 16 copper-plated pellets into your target for an ethical, one-shot kill. Premium Buckshot is made to produce impressively tight patterns for better shot placement and is meant to be powerful enough to drop predators and feral hogs, too.
MSRP varies by product.