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Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by KyKRAZEE » June 6th, 2019, 10:29 pm

Anyone have any experience using the 20 gauge Federal Heavyweight #6 shot? In particular the 3" - 1 1/2 oz. - #6 load?
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by crenshawco » June 6th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Much better options available out there. If you're set on Fed HWT, shoot the 7s, not the 6s.

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Turkinator » June 7th, 2019, 10:07 am

Are they still loading the heavy weights in 20ga?

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Turkinator » June 7th, 2019, 10:08 am

I agree that the 7s are a far better option.

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by KyKRAZEE » June 9th, 2019, 2:31 am

I agree fellas but the 7s are just not as plentiful as the 6s are....to be honest I could find Jimmy Hoffa easier than the 7s . Now that's for finding some that someone ain't trying to get an arm,leg,and 4 toes for. 6s are @ Roger's right now and they are at a great price. I was just wondering if anyone had used the 6s with good results.
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Turkinator » June 9th, 2019, 6:47 am

With @247 pellets in a 11/2 oz 20ga load pattern density will be the only issue. If your gun will pattern them good there sure won’t be a problem with penetration! I’d shoot them before any lead 20ga load

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Gar Commander » June 9th, 2019, 8:15 am

I would think they may need a little more open choke than the 7's. Only way to know is to shoot a few. If they don't work well you will have some awesome duck and pheasant loads.

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by RapscallionVermilion » June 9th, 2019, 11:11 am

They shot very well for me in an 1187 with 26” barrel, Remington Super Full choke. Another option for you is to hand load HWT 7s.

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by crenshawco » June 9th, 2019, 12:13 pm

Why not just shoot TSS?

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Turkinator » June 9th, 2019, 3:29 pm

crenshawco wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Why not just shoot TSS?
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by Turkinator » June 9th, 2019, 3:34 pm

RapscallionVermilion wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 11:11 am
They shot very well for me in an 1187 with 26” barrel, Remington Super Full choke. Another option for you is to hand load HWT 7s.
I bought a bunch of the 10ga 2oz loads of heavyweight 7s just to rob the shot for reloading. At 14.99 a box of 5 that works out to 24$ a pound for shot. I loaded a few 12ga 2 oz loads

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by HunterGKS » June 10th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Just as an FYI:

http://www.gobblernation.com/phpBB3/vie ... 41&t=15750

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by HunterGKS » June 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm

As confirmation to my previous post, I sent the following to Federal this morning:

"Has Federal discontinued the original heavyweight turkey shells & replaced them with TSS?"

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"Yes they have been replaced with the TSS."
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by KyKRAZEE » June 11th, 2019, 12:16 am

crenshawco wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Why not just shoot TSS?
Because Heavyweight #6s are $15/box right now with free shipping over $100 @ Roger's sporting goods. And if a person can get hwt 6s to pattern good they are hitting alot harder than even TSS 9s. Now before some folks' feathers get ruffled about me making a statement about something hitting harder than TSS 9s keep in mind I'm talking 3 pellet sizes bigger.
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by KyKRAZEE » June 11th, 2019, 12:23 am

Another good option I suppose are the Kent TK7 penetrator loads .
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by savduck » June 11th, 2019, 8:36 pm

They are awesome rounds and at $15 a box they are a steal. I have two set ups. One shoots them in the 120s they other shoots them in the 140s......yep thats right #6s. They like 570 chokes out of both guns.

And there are still some states that dont allow tss.

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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by KyKRAZEE » June 12th, 2019, 3:23 am

savduck wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 8:36 pm
They are awesome rounds and at $15 a box they are a steal. I have two set ups. One shoots them in the 120s they other shoots them in the 140s......yep thats right #6s. They like 570 chokes out of both guns.

And there are still some states that dont allow tss.
What guns are you shooting?
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Re: Federal Heavyweight #6

Post by BrowningGuy88 » June 12th, 2019, 6:18 am

I have a 21” 870 with a Sumtoy 562-5 that will consistently do 110 - 120 with them and I have a few boxes put away just in case.

A buddy has a pardner single shot with a 22” modified barrel that does 90-100 with them consistently. He too has a few put back.

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