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Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

Anybody have any experience with these? I bought a box today in 12ga. 2 3/4" 1 1/4oz. of #6 shot. They are designed for pheasants and are advertised at 1500 FPS. That is REALLY fast IMO! Any comments good or bad? Thanks.

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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

Sounds heavy to me. I have not used it though.

1 1/4 oz at 1500fps is some serious lead. Use a big piece of cardboard and pattern your gun. Thats gonna be the best way to see if they work for you.

I still use 7 1/2 at 1200fps or some #6 Golden Pheasant loads I still have before the shortage.

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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I've used them and have no complaints. They definitely have some nice range. I've dropped pheasants at an honest 50yrds with them.
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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I use them in 12 ga, forget what load. Got turned onto them by a buddy that uses them in 20 ga. They are a wicked load, can pull of shots that you didnt think were possible. I only use them on hare up in Maine. If I was a bird hunter, I wouldnt hesitate to use them on grouse or pheasant.
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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

the 1500 fps should only be used in a break open gun. to much stomp for an older pump or semi re win mod 12.
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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I used them the last two years in a row hare hunting in the Adirondacks I shot a few crossing roads and a railroad bed that pro gal wouldn't have been possible with a regular load. The are however a little over kill for close in shots. I shot one hare looking right at me at about 15 yards that didn't have a solid bone left in it.

I shot them out of a 20 gauge in 5 shot.

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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I nearly bought a box today. But I read they dirty the [censored] out of a barrel and aren't anymore impressive than the Remington's. I may still purchase a box when I head to Kansas this fall. The jury is still out.

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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I really don't think you need the flight stopper pellets for pheasants. Ducks and geese are different.

I am a fan of Fiocchi Golden Pheasants 2 3/4" 1 3/8 oz of 4's or 5's. I don't like shot sizes smaller than that. There is just too many, and causes excess damage.

Plus you get a bit more range with the larger pellets. Max range of a #4 is around 50yds.
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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

They were really clean in my 11-87 20 gauge. I still think they are a little over kill for something you want to eat, but they defiantly work. I would stay with the golden pheasants for pheasants.

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Re: Federal "Prairie Storm" Shotshells.

I used them all last year. Hit a lot of far out birds. Close shooting they are pretty nasty.
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