Federal, Game-Shok Heavy Field, 12 Gauge, 2 3/4 , 1 1/4 oz. Shotshell, 25 Rounds is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by One eye from Best shells for the money- hands down!I hunt quail almost exclusively. Have 4 bird dogs that are excellent and experienced. Get a few pheasants in Kansas, but target the quail. Been shooting the heavy field in 7 1/2. Pattern great. Plenty of power at a greater distance than game loads. Cycle reliably through my nearly 40 year old 1100. Don't need the hot loads (hi-velocity) for quail, really just don't like the game loads. The occasional pheasant and the sometimes longer shots on quail make these loads virtually perfect. Shoot 8's in the Texas mesquite for a little more dense pattern. These are simply, by far, the best shells out there considering performance and price. Only complaint- a little hard to find.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veteran Shotgunner from Proven Balanced Load That Is Very, Very Effective!This is the old Live Pigeon load at 1220 fps. It has always been considered a very balanced load that pattern better (usually much better) than the higher velocity numbers. This load patterns so well it will shock you and will only be surpassed if a buffered load is used. They are also more economical to shoot than the hyper speed buffered loads. If you have never tried these you need to and rediscover why this load has been a classic for so many years. Recoil is also much milder than the higher velocity loads.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYHunter from Best balanced upland loadThis type of upland hunting load is an almost forgotten classic...the 12 gauge 2-3/4" 3-1/4 dram equivalent (1220 fps) 1-1/4 oz lead shot load. Patterns very evenly, plenty of punch out to 35 yards or so using the appropriate choke and shot size for the game you're after, with less recoil (and cost!) than the 3-3/4 dram equivalent (1330 fps) "High brass" loads. My personal favorite all-round rabbit, squirrel and pheasant load is with the #5 shot, itself almost forgotten, better pattern density than #4's, more punch at any range than #6's. Thanks Federal for helping keep this load commercially available.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by MICHAEL L from Great medium range loads for Maine's snowshoe hare.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by CLINT/ JENNIFER from NNot shot yet cant say
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by ERIK from Looks good, but haven't tried it yet.