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The Federal Cartridge Company, headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. The company was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the finest names in the ammunition industry. Today, the company manufactures a complete line of rimfire ammunition, centerfire ammunition and shotshells – they even have a production contract with the United States Military. Federal ammunition has been used during multiple Olympic Games in which the U.S. team brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. Pretty high-quality stuff if you ask me.
Federal F12700 Power-Shok buckshot is a product from the company's "Power-Shok" brand of shotshells. Federal Power-Shok buckshot is marketed as an effective but affordable line of shotshells developed specifically for hunting medium game. By pairing state-of-the-art loads with revolutionary projectiles, the company is able to produce a shotshell marked by outstanding accuracy, reliability and ballistics. And with a wide range of loads, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. Like all Federal ammunition, Federal Power-Shok 12-gauge buckshot is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is an interesting aspect of the ammunition in itself. LCAAP is a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army.
That said each box of Federal F12700 Power-Shok buckshot, as noted, contains five premium shotshells. Each 12-gauge shotshell measures 2 3/4 inches in length and contains nine pellets of double-aught (00) buckshot, which is an ideal load for hunting deer and other medium game. Additionally, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,325 fps.
All Federal shotshells are manufactured using newly-manufactured, best-in-the-industry plastic cases engineered to provide for tight downrange patterns and exceptional stopping power. Additionally, all shotshells are visually inspected prior to leaving the manufacturing plant.