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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 Game-Shok .22 LR No. 12 Shot ammunition is a product from the company's "Game-Shok" brand of ammunition. Federal Game-Shok ammunition is marketed as an effective but affordable line of ammunition developed specifically for hunting. By pairing state-of-the-art loads with revolutionary projectiles, the company is able to produce a cartridge 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 Game-Shok .22 LR No. 12 Shot ammunition 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 Game-Shok .22 LR No. 12 shot, as noted, contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased rimfire shotshells. Each shotshell weighs 25 gr and contains No. 12 shot, which provides an excellent option for taking care of pests at close range while also providing respectable muzzle velocities. In fact, this particular load is capable of producing muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel at speeds of up to 1,000 fps.
All Federal ammunition is manufactured using newly-manufactured, best-in-the-industry brass cases. Additionally, all cartridges are visually inspected prior to leaving the manufacturing plant.
|Projectile Weight||25 gr|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Rounds Per Box||50|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
Just like the CCI 22 "rat shot" (as I've always known it by) this is a specialty load for dealing with critters on the back portch and such prrimarily.
One thing I like better about the Federal #12 shot round over the CCI #12 shot is that the Federals are crimped making them easier to load from a magazine then the plstic capsule on the CCI.
However though, just like the CCI they won't cycle a autoloader and have to be cycled by hand
I use these in my 10/22 and try to always use theCCI's in my revolver or load them single shot in my bolt actions but both do the same basic thing.
In short they are good for shooting coons off your back porch or out of your trash can or shooting snakes that are about to bite you cause you nearly stepped on them and of course rats at fairly short ranges.
Overall not a bad shell if used for what they are made for.
Shoots well, fun to shot and the price is right. I can shoot this out of my heritage rough rider with good accuracy and shot pattern.
Worth the money just to have around and have fun with it or to use when you have a pest problem and rather do the critter in humanly and not use poison that could harm other animals that are not the source of the problem.
I will be buying more when it comes back in stock.
Shot out of a heritage Rough Rider with a 6 1/2 barrel.