If you are of the select group of people that still loves a good 28-Gauge shotgun, there is some good news on the horizon. Federal is offering more 28-Gauge loads through their Game-Shok line of ammunition. What you shall soon be seeing available at brick ‘n mortar stores are loads in #5, #6 and #7.5 shot.
Federal Ammunition out of Anoka, MN had this to say about the new offerings:
Federal Ammunition is proud to add a trio of shotshell options to its proven Game-Shok lineup aimed at hunters who enjoy the light weight and easy-handling of a 28-gauge shotgun. Shipments of the new loads—offered in 5, 6 and 7.5 shot—are currently being delivered to dealers.
Game-Shok products are renowned for offering small game hunters superior, volume-priced performance. The new 28-gauge loads push their 1-ounce payload of hard, uniform lead shot at 1,220 fps and produce consistent, reliable patterns suited to a variety of upland birds.
As you can see, these are very bread ‘n butter hunting/sporting loads. Some people might say this is not setting the world on fire, but not everything has to be a reinvention of the wheel. The specific shotgun loads available are as follows.
Game-Shok Heavy Field 28-Gauge
- #7.5 Shot, 1 Ounce, 2 3/4″ – MSRP $19.95
- #6 Shot, 1 Ounce, 2 3/4″ – MSRP $19.95
- #5 Shot, 1 Ounce, 2 3/4″ – MSRP $19.95
Fall will be coming soon enough and for most of the US it will be perfect timing for upland bird seasons to open up. So if you fancy bringing a 28-Gauge into the field, it may be worth giving these new Game-Shok loads a shot whether you are chasing grouse, quail or clay pigeons.