First Impressions: Federal Hi-Bird Upland Shotshells

All the same performance, less plastic left in the field ... it's a win-win!

posted on September 30, 2023
Federal Hi Bird

Upland game birds are wily, hiding in deep cover until bursting forth before your gun. To fill your tag, you need a good shotgun, a great dog and Federal Ammunition's Hi-Bird upland game hunting shotshells. This line is well-established and popular, but there's a new twist ... or, more appropriately, a new wad. The new Hi-Bird Fiber (Paper) Wad’s cellulose construction helps minimize plastic left in the field, yet still offers the same hard-hitting performance as the original. 

The new 12-gauge, No. 5 load’s high velocity (1,330 fps) and specially formulated lead shot produce downrange energy and pattern density that efficiently takes down birds at all shootable ranges. 

“The patented design of the fiber over-powder wad creates an effective gas seal, and the paper shot cup is designed to prevent barrel/shot contact and improve pattern performance,” said Dan Compton, Federal Shotshell Product Line Director. “Additionally, the overall fiber/paper wad system design helps reduce a shooter’s environmental impact on high-volume shoots.”

“This new product was motivated by a customer need, because certain ranges and areas are beginning to require plastic-free wadding,” continued Compton. “We also offer the paper wad in cartridges tailored for the dove hunting and sporting target market, such as our Upland Steel and Top Gun loads.” Available in 25-count boxes at an MSRP of $24.99;



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