SHOT Show 2012: ATK's Federal Premium #1 Buck Shot
January 18, 2012
ATK's new Federal Premium #1 buckshot arrived at SHOT Show in Las Vegas as a hard-hitting shotgun round offering tighter patterns for law enforcement officers.
The shells, which have the company's FliteControl wad, give 12-gauge operators 15 pellets compared to 00 buck's eight pellets. The 2 3/4-inch shell carries a muzzle velocity of 1,145 feet per second, according to ATK.
In testing, the buck shot's pattern spread was 0.71 inches at 7 yards, 1.56 inches at 15 yards, and 4.63 inches at 25 yards.
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Chuck @ 1/19/2012 6:17 AM
Lots of years in the making. This will likely be the very best LE buckshot load ever built.
Stephen Opuszynski @ 1/23/2012 6:19 AM
I am looking at Remington Nitro Mag, 12ga. , #1 shot, 3 in......1400 FPS . I have asked remington for some balistics comps and a recoil when used in the Rem 870 Tactical Express ( 18 in brl )
What do you have to offer for analysis...professional use first shot load.
joe @ 1/23/2012 6:13 PM
Sure. It must be true. Federal has been getting ready to release this for YEARS. I'll believe it when I see it.
joe @ 1/23/2012 6:14 PM
Bullcrap. This stuff is not around for sale and it never will be. Federal has been talking about making it for a loooonnnnnggggggg time.
They just never get around to doing it.
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