Fiocchi offers this very cool looking cartridge in a #8 shot, field and range load that is suitable for birds and clays, ground squirrels or paper targets. A 12 gauge 2 ¾” shell with a 7/8 ounce load of #8 shot that delivers 1350 fps at the bore for good patterns out to normal ranges and great pattern density beyond.
The real story here is that this is a legitimate competitor to the cheapest domestic loads for the same purpose and offers a very clean burning, functional shell for a wide variety of purposes. It’s ridiculously cheap and looks quite cool with the transparent casing and the unassuming boxes.
An Italian staple, Fiocchi has been doing this sort of things for years: observing the market, then disrupting it with high quality alternatives to help shooters spend more time slinging lead as opposed to comparing prices. Fiocchi has done it again with this classic birdshot round that is at home shooting orange clays or chucker and quail.
The potent velocity and stable reliability makes this a great load for semi autos and pump shotguns; single shots or double guns regardless of the make or model. It is a very versatile round for daily shooting use.
Review by thousandyardstare
Posted On: 2/8/14 By: Horace Carter