Federal Premium Releases NEW Force X2 Shorty Shotshells


Federal Premium Releases NEW Force X2 Shorty Shotshells

When it comes to gunfighting, it’s been proven time and again that the side with more rounds will win. Shotguns aren’t known for their large capacities, meaning that those using them for defense could use some creativity. One way to fit more in the tube is to make the shells shorter, and that’s exactly what Federal has done. New in their line of Personal Defense rounds, these are the Force X2 Shorty shotshells from Federal Premium.

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Federal has combined the power of two of our newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. Force X2TM ShortyTM shells measure just 1 3⁄4 inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.

NEW Force X2 Shorty Shotshells From Federal

Force X2 Shorty

The Force X2 Shorty shotshells are new from Federal for 2022. These shells are aimed at the personal defense market. Crammed into their small 1 3/4″ hulls are six 00 buck pellets. The segmented pellets are designed to split in half on impact, doubling the number of wound channels left in the target. The buckshot is also designed to lessen the chance of overpenetration through walls. The pellets are copper-plated for increased target penetration, as well, and fly at 1,245 FPS (feet per second). When used in shotguns that are optimized for using shorter shells, the X2 Shorty shotshells offer a much higher tube capacity, giving you even more chances to make sure you’re the one that’s still standing. Each box comes with a total of 10 shells.


  • Gauge: 12
  • Length: 1 3/4″
  • Shot size: 00 Buck
  • Shells per box: 10
  • MSRP: $28.99

Force X2 Shorty

If these little shells are what you need for your favorite shotgun, you can expect to see more information on the Federal Premium website shortly. For more information and new product announcements, be sure to follow Federal on their social media pages. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Keep practicing and protecting yourselves!

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