180-Yard World Record Breaking Shot Achieved by the Gould Brothers
Luke Cuenco 05.28.21
While I’m not an avid shotgun shooter myself, I’ve always found myself impressed by the exploits of the Gould Brothers. The Gould brothers are a pair of shotgun-wielding trick shooters who put on shows and make fun videos showcasing all sorts of wild antics and trick shots with firearms. Just recently the Gould brothers made record-breaking 170-yard and 180-yard shots on clay pigeons using Federal Ammunitions Heavyweight Tungsten Super Shot ammunition which was released back in March of 2021.
World Record Broken: The Gould Brothers 180-Yard Clay Pigeon Shot
Steve and Aaron Gould were happy to break the news that they had broken their two previous records for longest clay pigeon break at 160-yards. The shotgun used for the previous record was a Winchester SX3 Long Beard semi-auto shotgun topped with a Vortex StrikeFire II red dot sight. The brothers also made use of Briley choke tubes and loaded with 1-3/4 oz #5 shot Winchester Rooster XR ammunition. This is just one of many records they’ve broken using their unique brand of high-octane shotgun fun.
This time around, using Browning Maxus semi-auto 12-Gauge shotguns and Federal’s Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) ammunition the brothers set out to break the record. Federal’s TSS #7 is loaded up with 1 3/4 oz of Tungsten shot. This round is generally geared towards turkey shooting, but the Gould brothers knew right off the bat that with this ammunition they could best their previous world record – so they did just that. Aaron was the first to break the 160-yard world record by nailing a 170-shot, but just minutes later, his brother Steve bested him with an impressive 180-yard shot. The flight time on both shots from blast to break was almost unbelievable with the swarm of tungsten shots taking nearly an entire second to reach its target.
‘We knew we could break the record; we just didn’t know by how much. To pull the trigger of a shotgun and see a clay break at 180 yards, that is pretty cool,’ -Aaron Gould
The Federal TSS loadings allow shooters to get much more mass downrange for reliable and accurate kills at range. There is 56% more mass than an equal loading of lead shot with 330 tungsten pellets giving you more density for the same amount of space. If you’d like more information on Federals TSS loading you can visit them here. With increased mass and extended range, you should be able to put down a turkey no problem and bring home the dinner.