#3 birdshot is about 3.6mm (0.14 inches) in diameter, several sizes smaller than the typical air gun pellet. While much more effective against large birds than loads firing #8 or #7.5 shot, #3 birdshot should not be used for self-defense due to its low penetration. Try our selection of buckshot loads for this purpose.
Federal Premium Ammunition is based in Anoka, Minnesota, its home since the 1920s. The company operates as part of the Vista Outdoor group, one of the world's largest shooting-related brands.
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