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Federal Premium Debuts Grand Slam Turkey Shells to Flatten Long Beards

This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com

Federal Premium has rolled out a new series of shotgun shells for turkey hunting as much of the US gears up for spring season hunts. The all-new Grand Slam turkey loads are going to be offered in your 3 likely suspects of 10 Gauge, 12 Gauge and 20 Gauge with payloads of 4 Shot, 5 Shot and 6 Shot for consumers to choose from.

For those who are wanting to extend the range and lethality of their turkey loads that is exactly what these are advertised as being able to offer. Federal Premium is also stating at this time that they are, in fact, shipping to retailers.

The “secret sauce” to these shells lies in the wad guiding the copper-plated lead payload. Federal Premium‘s Grand Slam shells utilize their FLITECONTROL FLEX wad system that opens at the rear. This allows the shooter to deploy these through both ported and standard choke tubes while hunting long beards.

The copper-plated lead that is guided in the center is also cushioned and densely-packed. This ensures sufficient payload and energy is always present to knock down a big tom.

Initially, Federal Premium will be offering out 10 different varieties of shells through the Grand Slam line. All of those flavors as well as associated MSRPs can be read below.

federal premium grand slam – [10 Shells/package]

  • 10 Gauge 3 ½” | 2 Ounce | 4 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX101F 4 | MSRP $23.95
  • 10 Gauge 3 ½” | 2 Ounce | 5 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX101F 5 | MSRP $23.95
  • 12 Gauge 3 ½” | 2 Ounce | 4 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX139F 4 | MSRP $23.95
  • 12 Gauge 3 ½” | 2 Ounce | 5 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX139F 5 | MSRP $23.95
  • 12 Gauge 3 ½” | 2 Ounce | 6 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX139F 6 | MSRP $23.95
  • 12 Gauge 3″ | 1 3/4 Ounce | 4 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX157F 4 | MSRP $19.95
  • 12 Gauge 3″ | 1 3/4 Ounce | 5 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX157F 5 | MSRP $19.95
  • 12 Gauge 3″ | 1 3/4 Ounce | 6 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX157F 6 | MSRP $19.95
  • 12 Gauge 2 ¾” | 1 1/2 Ounce | 5 Shot | 1,200 FPS | PFCX156F 5 | MSRP $16.95
  • 20 Gauge 3″ | 1 5/16 Ounce | 5 Shot | 1,185 FPS | PFCX258F 5 | MSRP $14.95

Another positive to all of these offerings of turkey medicine is a portion of the sales go to support the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

So with toms wandering out into pastures looking to mate after a long winter, would you give these a shot?…

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