Federal Vital-Shok FliteControl 2 3/4" #00 Buck 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds
For home, or just in general, defense and hunting, the 12 gauge buckshot remains the most popular choice, especially in the US where it is also employed as a military and police “special purpose” weapon. What makes it “special” is its simplicity and capability to deliver shots on target rapidly to ensure maximum stopping power at close range.
Federal’s Vital Shok 2.75” shell is loaded with nine 00 buckshot lead pellets measuring .33” in diameter. They are loaded into a Flitecontrol wadding to maintain a tight pattern with a muzzle velocity of 1325 feet per second. Delivering the equivalent of nine shots from a .32 ACP or better in a single blast makes this an ideal home defense shell as well as being suitable for deer hunting.
Federal has been making hunting ammunition in Minnesota since the 1920s and in all that time the company has never ceased to look into making a better mouse trap. Or in this case, a better shot shell. With patented wadding design and designed shot coatings, they have endeavored, and delivered shells that do all but sing and dance as required in the field or at the range.