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federal with flight control wad

Postby eddie234 » May 18th, 2009, 9:22 am

I picked up a box and want to test pattern them. I will be using my Winchester 1300 with a non-ported undertaker coke tube.
Does anyone use these shells or seen how they perform?

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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby dawei » May 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

[color="#0000ff"]Are you shooting 12ga or 20ga?[/color]
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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » May 18th, 2009, 10:05 am

eddie there is only one way to tell how they will preform out of your set up and that is to shoot a few and see. I know some folks get some really good results with that shell and other not so good.
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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby nhtrkybstr » May 18th, 2009, 2:04 pm

I killed my turkey using #4 three inch mags, 2 oz shot, and dropped my bird in his tracks at roughly 30 yards, using a ported choke. I would expect yours to pattern even better than mine. I love this load!
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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby shaman » May 19th, 2009, 2:03 am

I'm using 3"  Federals, #4.2 OZ shot through a Dead Coyote choke and a ported barrel.  The results so far have been quite devastating on turkey.  We use the same combination as the back door gun for coyote. So far I've take 'yotes out to 50 yards with it.  
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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby Warbird » May 24th, 2009, 4:36 pm

I could help you out on the Fed Heavyweight setup...but I assume you are shooting lead..One thing on the flight control wads..I have had better patterns from 2" extended non ported chokes with the longer parallel section than the shorter chokes...JMO

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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby CB on the run » May 29th, 2009, 6:48 am

I shoot the 20ga Federal HW FC #6's out of a custom Remington 1100. It's ported and forcing cone lengthened. I'm using a Rem Super Full turkey(non-ported) .572. I tried a Swarm .555 but after talking with my gunsmith I believe it was too tight thus blowing the pattern(he describes it as the shot charge splitting in half and crossing in flight). I have a Comp-n-Choke .565 on the way and will be doing more testing shortly with the Federal #6's & 7's.
I killed a spring bird right at 40 yards 5/4. The picture is in the photo thread titled NY Bird. Good luck.
PS In the 12ga verision, ports in the choke or barrel are disrupting the pattern.

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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby icdedturkes » May 29th, 2009, 8:00 am

Federal would be at the top of the production heap if they ditched the wad. What works for one guy in most cases is hard to duplicate in an identical gun. 

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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby Warbird » May 29th, 2009, 9:02 am

ICDT,
I somewhat agree on the fed cups. It's a matter of the majority of turkey hunters today looking for tighter patterns it seems. Mostly the generation that leans toward new set ups and maximizing their rigs. The target shooters and turkey hunters seem to be creating a new path of pattern testing. If you notice the testing today seems more towards a 40 yard pattern and not 30 yds or a 20" circle with even coverage. It's just a different mind set...not necessarily better for hunting but opinions definitely vary...eventually Federal will change as most maufacturers do...looking for the edge on the market..
I like tighter patterns myself. The fed cup/shells can be made to work tighter just takes some bench time...
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RE: federal with flight control wad

Postby eddie234 » May 30th, 2009, 11:07 am

Well I went out yesterday and patterned my 12ga. Winchester 1300 using federal 2oz. #4 with the flightcontrol wad. and a non-ported undertaker choke.
the results were pretty good.
20 yards - too many pellets to count.
30 yards - 173 holes in the circle
40 yards - 103 holes in the circle
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