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Author Topic: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7  (Read 1164 times)

Offline mcw3734

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DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« on: October 13, 2018, 06:50:36 PM »
If it wasn't already known, Federal has discontinued their 10 gauge Heavyweight Turkey #7 shells (PHT101F 7). I recently noticed they were not offered on Federal's website and emailed them to ask about it. Federal responded that those shells have been discontinued and that presently do not offer any 10 gauge shells with Heavyweight shot.

For those who might want to stock-up, I found them for only $14.99/box at Rogers Sporting Goods (https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/)

Anybody know why this happened? Is this a sign that companies aren't bothering with high quality shells for 10 gauge turkey hunters anymore?

Mike

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 12:57:47 AM »
It’s not just 10 gauge they have discontinued it in all gauges as far as I know. They rolled out their new tss shells this past Spring which is its replacement. At $15 a box that’s a steal. I’ll get a few boxes for myself thanks for the heads up.

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 02:01:01 AM »
What's got me curious (concerned?) is that Federal doesn't seem to be offering their new TSS shells in 10 gauge. I see them in 12, 20 & .410, but all I see for 10 gauge is copper-plated lead pellets. Would be a bummer if this was a sign that Heavyweight/TSS 10 gauge shells are falling out of favor with manufacturers.


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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 06:28:17 PM »
If they do start selling them in 10 gauge I bet they will be $15 per shell!

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
Those who like these loads better jump on this deal!!

https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/ammunition/shotgun-shells/turkey-load/heavyweight-magshok/federal-premium-mag-shok-heavyweight-turkey-shotshells-10ga-3-1-2-2oz.html
"I don't hunt turkeys because I want to. I hunt turkeys because I have to."

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 10:33:44 AM »
Just picked up 2 ea of #6 and #7. Will see how it does against the mag blends.
Got a kicks .690 to try out with each as well for the sp-10 from several recommendations here.
Phil 4:13

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 02:02:36 PM »
Just picked up 2 ea of #6 and #7. Will see how it does against the mag blends.
Got a kicks .690 to try out with each as well for the sp-10 from several recommendations here.

Kicks GT 690 is a ported choke designed to slow the wad.  I have heard the federal flight control wad is not recommended for use with a ported choke with a wad stopper or wad speed reducer.

From Federal:

Federal Company:

To: Prodserv
Subject: Federalcartridge.com - Ask the Expert Form


Jeffrey Moore

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Was looking on some Hunting forums and it was mentioned that it is
recommended that Flight Control loads should not be used with ported
barrels or ported choke tubes. Wondering if this is so?

Thanks

Jeff Moore

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: RE: Federalcartridge.com - Ask the Expert Form

I have seen them work in Ported and Unported bbls.It will vary depending
on the firearm.forcing cone.choke system.

Optimal results were in non ported of .665-.670 restriction and they
definitely should not have a wad stopper feature.

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Offline 4nolz2

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 06:50:22 PM »
I thought the new FC wads were redesigned for ported chokes.The older ammo may not be

Offline randywallace

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
I thought the new FC wads were redesigned for ported chokes.The older ammo may not be

Looking at the box, the Heavyweight 15g shells that I just received from Rogers say they have the "FLIGHTCONTROL" wad.  The wad Federal came up with for ported chokes is the "FLIGHTCONTROL FLEX WAD" which is different. 

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 01:52:08 PM »
IF you aint handloading....get a Rhino 720 and some mag blends......

and a cortizone shot in your shoulder. LOL>.

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 06:40:39 PM »
I've shot the Federal HW w/ the flitecontrol wad w/ a Kick's .690 GT for several years w/ no apparent problems and really nice even 20" patterns.  It is my go to combo.

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Re: DISCONTINUED: Federal Heavyweight #7
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 11:53:30 PM »
That's my plan as well with the Kicks GT .690
Picked up a few boxes of 6s too.
Phil 4:13