Goldilocks is Dead: Federal’s LE132 1B (#1 Buckshot Flite Control)

Somewhere around 2012, Federal introduced a #1 buckshot option in their Tactical product line. It used Federal’s game changing Flite Control wad to deliver acceptably tight patterns out to 20-25 yards with what is often considered the "optimal" pellet size for defensive use of the shotgun. LE132 1B is loaded with 15 copper plated pellets. … Continue reading Goldilocks is Dead: Federal’s LE132 1B (#1 Buckshot Flite Control)

The Rifled Slug

As part of my participation at the Rangemaster Shotgun Instructor Development Course I had to give a presentation on a topic assigned before class. My topic ended up being Foster and Brenneke slugs. This is essentially that presentation as a blog post. How Did We Get Here Before shotgun slugs evolved into what they are … Continue reading The Rifled Slug

Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite

When Federal hit the market with their Flite Control 00 buck loads it changed the shotgun dynamic. No longer did shotgunners have to rely on barrel modifications or choke tubes to get very consistent and tight patterns at ranges typically considered to be beyond the practical range of buckshot. The voodoo to the shell's performance … Continue reading Federal’s Flite Control vs. Hornady’s Versa-Tite