Fiocchi 3" #2 Speed Steel Shot 1-1/8 oz. 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds
Shotguns continue to be the primary sporting firearm in the international hunting world. This is partially because they are the simplest of firearms to use and be successful with, but also because they are the least restricted – which is not to say they are not restricted is many areas. In any case, the world of shotgun sports is global and is no longer confined to the aristocratic gentleman escaping to the hinterland for a day of birding. Fiocchi offers steel shot birding rounds for use in wetlands to comply with a large number of federal and state restrictions against lead for environmental concerns.
The 3” 1 and 1/8 ounce 12 gauge shell fires up to 140 number 2 sized (.15”) pellets at approximately 1500 feet per second. As steel is lighter than lead, the shell offers more shot per ounce as well as a higher velocity for deeper penetration. As a reminder, chambers should be checked for use of 3” shells before attempting to load or fire these rounds.
Fiocchi’s presence on the munitions market has been established in Italy since 1876. From that point to today, the company has been at the forefront of ammunition development and is very popular among Europe’s gentlemen bird hunters. Their shot shells are boxer primed and fully reloadable for further benefit to those with handloading presses.