THIS IS THE BEST PERFORMING BRAND AND LOAD FOR SQUIRREL HUNTING. KILLS THE SQUIRRELS ALMOST INSTANTLY AND DOESN'T TEAR UP THE MEAT. THE MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE RANGE IS ABOUT 70 YARDS FROM THE TREE THAT YOUR SHOOTING THEM OUT OF. YOU COULD KILL THEM FURTHER AWAY THAN THAT, BUT YOU'LL START SEEING CRIPPLES. IT HAS A GREAT PATTERN THAT KILLS THE SQUIRREL WITHOUT SHOOTING THEM UP. THE HEAD AND RIBS USUALLY ARE THE AREAS THAT RECEIVE THE MOST SHOT @ 30-60 YARDS FROM THE TREE, IN A FULL CHOKE BRL. -
I want to stay with 16ga, I grew up with this guage and plan on buying a new sotgun in this guage, so when I was shopping for ammo I came across this from Federal. It had the highest fps for lead shot that I have found to date. I enjoy crow shooting and shoot as offten as I can. I shot three crows one right after another after buying this ammo. This Federal load does the job. I plan on buying more. I enjoy watching the crow feathers fly when I hit them with this ammo. - J. T.
This is my new go to shotgun ammo in all gauges. The 16 gauge #5 and #6's provide the hardest shot, which is nickel plated. I have taken several upland hunts this fall and I'm here to tell you this is the best shotgun shell on the market at any price. - S. A.