- Manufacturer Federal
- Condition New
- Weight 1 1/8 ounce
- Projectile Type #7 Shot
- Ammo Use Type Sporting Clays, Target Loads
- Quantity 250
- Caliber 12ga
- Manufacturer SKU TG147 7
- Shot Material Steel
- Shell Length 2-3/4"
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 1145
- UPC Barcode 029465523862
- Cost Per Round 28.8¢ per round
- Q & A
Trap shooting has been around since the 18th century, although it was a bit different back then. At the time passenger pigeons were extremely common and so were used for trap shooting purposes. The pigeons were put under hats or inside traps before being released for the shooter, but it didn’t take long for the sport to begin using inanimate objects as targets. By the late 18th century glass balls called Bogardus were being used and not long after that clay targets started seeing use. In trap shooting the clay birds are launched from a single house away from the shooter; some houses can hold literally hundreds of targets, so you could spend quite a bit of time trap shooting before you need to reload the house itself. Your gun is another story, of course; you need good ammo, and a lot of it.
This particular ammunition is made by Federal, a company that’s been in business since 1922. They got started selling their products in gas stations and grocery stores, and as their products began to take off and gain notice, they got an even bigger boost: a government contract. Federal was asked to build and operate what became the Twin City Ordnance Plant, and, in fact, Federal became so heavily involved in supplying the U.S. military with ammunition through multiple wars that they were awarded an Army-Navy “E” for excellence. Federal has a solid reputation among shooters, and for good reason: their ammunition performs well and consistently, and only high quality components are used. Production takes place in Anoka, Minnesota. For reliable American-made ammunition, buy Federal.
These are 12 gauge rounds with 1 1/8 ounce loads. By using a 1 1/8 ounce load rather than the larger 1 ¼ ounce load, felt recoil is reduced which can have a direct, positive effect on accuracy and scoring. 1 1/8 ounce provides more than enough power to propel this #7 shot to your targets, and between the energy of the load and the quality of the steel shot, your clays will be shattered. Each round delivers fantastic speed with a muzzle velocity of 1145 feet per second and each shell is 2 ¾” long. This is Federal’s Steel Target Load ammunition; it’s made specifically for your target shooting needs. There are 250 rounds in this box. Order now, then get out there and start breaking clays.
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