Federal Ammunition has announced the expansion of its catalog by introducing the Power-Shok No. 1 Buck Load, a new part of its Power-Shok buckshot series. According to Federal, this addition comes as a response to an evolving market and feedback from hunters.
Power-Shok Buckshot Details
Here are some specifics about the new offering:
- 16-pellet No. 1 buck configuration, aiming for a denser shot pattern.
- 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch magnum load size.
- Muzzle velocity of 1,325 feet per second.
- Triple Plus wad system designed for better shot alignment.
- Granulated plastic buffer to maintain pellet uniformity.
- Quality lead pellets were used in the manufacturing.
- Designed for tight downrange patterns.
- Available in packs of 5 rounds.
- Priced with an MSRP of $9.99.
Product Features and Technicalities
The Triple Plus wad system offers better shot alignment. It Includes a granulated plastic buffer to retain the pellet shape. In theory, this could benefit those seeking tight downrange patterns. The 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch magnum load boasts a muzzle velocity of 1,325 feet per second.
Federal Ammunition also said in their release that the Power Shok Buckshot has various uses, from hunting to the potential for home defense applications.
“No. 1 Buck has really grown in popularity over the past several years, and we wanted to deliver on what hunters and shooters are looking for,” said Federal Shotshell Product Director Dan Compton. “These new loads produce good patterns with lots of pellets on target.”
Federal Ammunition’s Broader 2023 Innovations
This year, Federal Ammunition has unveiled several new products apart from the Power-Shok No. 1 Buck Load.
New releases have included the Gold Medal Action Pistol, tailored for action shooting. Promising both superior accuracy and power-factor compliance. The Premium No. 1 Copper-Plated Buckshot which offers 16 durable copper-plated pellets, ensuring tighter shot patterns. Additionally, the Power-Shok 360 Buckhammer is another extension of the renowned Power-Shok series. It is made for lever-action use and promises a much more extended range.
All of these new releases and willingness to improve are hopefully going to continue. Your modern shooter has a pretty wide variety of use cases these days, and we’re glad Federal is trying to accommodate the market. If you’re interested in reading the original release or going through their catalog, head over to their website at FederalPremium.com. Or if you’re in the market for some Federal at good prices, head over to our Federal Ammunition section to see what we have in stock.