SHOT 2023: New Fiocchi Big Game and Waterfowl Loads

Hunters have new ammunition from renowned ammunition manufacturer Fiocchi to try out in the 2023 hunting seasons. There are two new loads being added to the Fiocchi family: KnockDown, designed for big game, and an expansion of Flyway, for waterfowl hunters. These loads are designed to give hunters successful seasons with superior results on target, and that means full freezers—which is always a welcome result.

Fiocchi KnockDown

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Fiocchi’s new KnockDown line of centerfire rifle ammunition is designed for big game hunters. (Photo credit: Fiocchi)

Fiocchi KnockDown is made to take the company’s centerfire rifle line to the next level of performance. The new load design blends premium components and a precision-engineered monolithic bullet for decisive, effective shots on big game. KnockDown is meant to do exactly as its name suggests: drop big game ethically and quickly. It’s being produced in a variety of calibers, so it’s likely that your favorite is available.

This ammunition utilizes the company’s EnviroShield technology with an all-copper hollow point bullet. The round is designed to deliver impressive ballistics with the results being fantastic accuracy on target. The bullet is made for controlled expansion and devastating penetration, even in the toughest game animals—all with excellent energy transfer. Adding to that impact is Fiocchi’s proprietary powder which is made to burn cleaner and hotter that most. Every component of these rounds is made to deliver consistent results on game at high velocities. The fact that KnockDown is also designed to reduce barrel fouling is simply an added bonus.

Fiocchi KnockDown is available in the following calibers:

  • 243 Win., 80 gr.
  • 270 Win., 130 gr.
  • 6.5 Creedmoor, 120 gr.
  • 7mm-08, 140 gr.
  • 7mm Rem. Mag., 160 gr.
  • 308 Win., 150 gr.
  • .30-06 Sprg., 150 gr.
  • 300 Win. Mag., 165 gr.

Fiocchi Flyway

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Fiocchi Flyway is designed for waterfowl hunters. (Photo credit: Fiocchi)

The new Fiocchi Flyway load utilizes the all-new Speed sTEAL shotshells. The manufacturer states these shotshells deliver the dense patterns and terminal performance the existing line is known for, only it’s been fine-tuned. Speed sTEAL is made with early-season teal hunting in mind.

This shotshell is available in 2 3/4-inch 12-gauge. It features a blend of plated steel shot and carefully chosen powders and protective wads. This results in a reliable shotshell that’s accurate and effective on quick-moving, close-encounter teal. Plated steel shot is currently being made in #4 and #6 so hunters can choose according to their personal preferences.

Fiocchi Flyway SpeedsTEAL is available in the following loads:

  • 12-ga., 2 3/4-inch, 1 1/8-oz. steel, 1415 fps, #4
  • 12-ga., 2 3/4-inch, 1 1/8-oz. steel, 1415 fps, #6

MSRP for these products is not known at this time.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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