Order Up! Federal Premium Custom Shop Turkey Loads Now in Season
Adam Scepaniak 03.30.20
Even though most of the United States is unfortunately quarantined or shut-down to some degree to curb the spread of the Coronavirus-19, many states are still allowing for hunting, trapping, and fishing to continue! This news comes as an extremely welcomed sign of better days ahead and things to look forward to. The most imminent hunting season for many of us is spring turkey season, and if you cannot find a good long beard shotgun load for your favorite shotgun, you need to check out the Federal Premium Custom Shop.
The great thing about the Federal Premium Custom Shop is that you get a hand-crafted load to your exacting specifications. If some permutation of a load you love is sold out everywhere, you have an odd-duck gauge, or want something with less recoil, they can make it happen. A dedicated page on Federal Premium’s website takes Custom Shop users to an order form, where they select their ammunition options and preferences, then purchase the custom ammunition via credit card.
Federal Premium offers a wide selection of TSS factory loads in a variety of gauge and payloads intended for turkey hunting. However, Custom Shop TSS loads are options that customers cannot find in the Federal Premium catalog such as a 12 Gauge 2¾”, 28 Gauge, or 16 Gauge shotgun loads. Hunters truly get to pick and choose exactly what they want:
- Customers choose Gauge, Shell Length, Shot Size, & Shot Weight from a list of TSS Options
- Gauges include 10, 12, 16, 20 & 28 w/ Shell Length & Payloads varying w/ each Gauge
- TSS Shot Size could be #7, #8, #9, & #10… or mixed #7/#9 or #8/#10 — this also depends on Gauge selected
The ammunition factory hailing from Anoka in Minnesota has its Federal Premium Custom Shop in a separate, secured room with a state-of-the-art reloading workshop focused on the utmost attention to detail, quality, and care for each hand-loaded round produced. An elite group of Federal Premium’s most experienced employees were selected to work in the Custom Shop.
From there, they use the best components available, these expert engineers handcraft this ammunition to order. Each round is hand-checked with a final cleaning and inspection before being packed in Custom Shop packaging and shipped out. Each box of Federal Premium Custom Shop ammunition is signed by the Federal employee who hand-loaded it. Since ammunition is made-to-order, typical lead time is approximately 2-3 weeks to produce. Buyers will receive their order after a few days of shipping time.
TSS is incredibly dense which helps it provide optimum energy and the highest velocities at long ranges. Shotshells loaded with TSS represent a big upgrade from anything previously available, letting hunters harvest gobblers farther than they ever thought possible. Payloads of #7, #8, #9 or #10 TSS shot provide high pellet counts — in many cases, more than double compared to lead loads of the same weight. The shot is 18 grams per cubic centimeter of density and is 56% denser than lead.
For all of our turkey hunters in the reading audience, what do you think of the option of getting a custom turkey load produced by Federal Premium this season? Will you be able to get out and chase some long beards with this COVID-19 going around? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.