Federal’s target load for 20 gauge skeet and clay shooters is distinguishable from other calibers by its bright yellow hull and the silver tall base. This low cost, consistent performer is a #9 shot, 7/8 ounce load that makes the sporting end of it slightly more challenging than with run of the mill 12 gauge loads, but infinitely more enjoyable thanks to the clean reliability of the high based, high quality shells and the lower recoil of the 20 gauge.
The #9 shot is small, but the payload provides a good, versatile specimen for those using chokes and understanding the dialing in of these very consistent velocity rounds (1210 feet per second out of the muzzle). The reduction in recoil and the low cost more than make up for the slight cost increase over their 12 gauge counterparts. The story of this bulk buy is the exceptional quality for such a low priced 20 gauge round, and the proven history of the reliability and versatility of this round for this caliber and shooting scenario. As far as bargain target loads go, this is a fine choice for anything small game or target related where a #9 shot will work in a moderate power load for 20 gauge shooting.
Posted On: 10/20/2011 By: Dan
Posted On: 9/28/2011 By: Tom