NEW Federal Shotshells for 2023: Buckshot, Bismuth, Black Cloud & More
Adam Scepaniak 01.14.23
Federal Premium has been on an absolute tear with announcing new products for 2023 as we are days away from the biggest trade show of the year: SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show). In regards to Federal shotshells, they have new buckshot, Bismuth loads, Black Cloud offerings, and a lot more. We will give you an overview here, but will provide more in-depth coverage as well once SHOT Show begins.
Federal Premium Coverage on AllOutdoor
- NEW Federal Ammo – Gold Medal Action Pistol, Train + Protect, and Punch
- NEW Federal Custom Shop Ammo for Springfield 2020 Waypoint Rifles
- Federal Ammo Adds NEW Top Gun Paper Wad Option to Shotshell Line
- Federal Custom Shop Debuts Custom Model 2020 Waypoint Ammunition
- Federal Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing 6.5 Creedmoor – “Most Accurate!”
Premium High Over All – Engineered for the most elite trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters. It’s hard, high-antimony lead payload and wad produce the most consistent patterns, while the solid brass head and hull design make reloading easier than ever. It’s the ultimate competition load for the world’s best shooters. New for 2023 are a 28-gauge and .410 bore options, and more.
Black Cloud 28 Gauge – More than a decade ago, Black Cloud changed the definition of performance for steel waterfowl loads. That revolution continues today with Black Cloud 28-gauge offerings that redefine the capability of sub-gauges. Like all Black Cloud loads, they use the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad to deliver better pattern density and consistency through both ported and standard waterfowl chokes.
Federal Premium HEVI-Bismuth – Hits both upland birds and waterfowl with the power of 9.6 g/cc density pellets. Sourced from Federal’s affiliate company, HEVI-Shot, HEVI Bismuth shot is 22 percent denser than steel, delivering more lethal energy downrange. Launched by the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad, bismuth pellets pattern consistently, and are alloyed and cast in the USA.
Hi-Bird with Fiber Wad – Hi-Bird Fiber Wad’s cellulose-based over-powder wad construction helps minimize plastic left in the field with the same great performance as the original. It’s perfect for the field or preserve hunting situations. Its available in two 12-gauge, 2 3/4-inch options.
Premium Power-Shok Buckshot 1 Buck – The new Premium Buckshot 1 buck offering provides precision performance. Its payload of 16 copper-plated pellets produces tight patterns for more hits and better stopping power on predators, hogs and more. A Power-Shok 1 buck load is also new for 2023.