Announced at the 2015 SHOT Show, the new Vital-Shok High Density buckshot from Federal Premium is now shipping to distributors.
The new load uses nine 00-buck pellets that are made from a tungsten-alloy metal. The pellets are then loaded to a muzzle velocity of 1,600 fps. Tight patterning is assisted by the company’s highly effective Flitecontrol wad. Everything is contained in a 2.75 shell.
Federal is marketing this as an excellent load for hog and predator control. I would expect penetration to be very good, and with a tight pattern, it should be devastating. The MSRP is $16.95/box.