NEW Federal Upland Steel Loads in 12 and 20 Gauge
Adam Scepaniak 10.02.19
Federal Premium has announced NEW offerings in their Upland Steel series of shotgun loads that are great for hunts with target-rich environments. With affordable pricing, reliability, and the quality we have all come to know and trust from Federal Premium ammunition these are great by the case, or by the pallet. Some of the simple-yet-needed specifications for these NEW Federal Upland Steel loads can be read below as presented by Federal Premium:
- Quality steel payloads
- High velocities
- Reliable performance
- Priced for fast-paced, high-volume dove hunts and other upland game
Shipments of these new dove, quail, and upland bird loads are being delivered to firearm retailers at the time of this writing. So anyone who is looking to do some bird hunting this fall yet could absolutely give them a try. All of the current offerings in both 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge can be read below as presented by Federal Premium:
- 12 Gauge 2 ¾” 1 1/8 Ounce | #6 Shot | 1,400 FPS | USH12 6 | 25 Count | MSRP $9.95
- 12 Gauge 2 ¾” 1 1/8 Ounce | #7 ½ Shot | 1,400 FPS | USH12 7.5 | 25 Count | MSRP $9.95
- 20 Gauge 2 ¾” ¾ Ounce | #6 Shot | 1,500 FPS | USH20 6 | 25 Count | MSRP $8.95
- 20 Gauge 2 ¾” ¾ Ounce | #7 ½ Shot | 1,500 FPS | USH20 7.5 | 25 Count | MSRP $8.95
With your standard bases of #6 and #7 ½ Shot covered in both 12 and 20 Gauge that could get hunters off and running. Rick Stoeckel, Federal Shotshell Product Director, adds some additional comments to sway anyone off of the fence who may be uncertain in giving these loads a shot:
This is an ultra-reliable, cost-effective, high-performance steel load offered in the smaller shot sizes that high-volume upland hunters are looking for. For example, it’s definitely a great option for those who are required to shoot steel when hunting dove.
With a good price-point, reliability, and quality is there much else you could ask for in an upland bird load? What is maybe a better question is would you be willing to give these a try? Do you do much quail, grouse, pheasant, or upland bird hunting in the fall? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.