It’s curious that 16 Gauge shotguns fell somewhat out of favor as of late, especially considering that they comprised about a quarter of all shotguns owned by Americans in the 1950s. Leave it to Federal, that Minnesotan company that prides itself in having innovated hundreds of shells to meet every conceivable need of a hunter or shooting enthusiast, to keep making the shells for the proud remaining 16 Gauge devotees the world-over.
This 16 Gauge shell is loaded with one ounce of #7.5 shot, perhaps the most widely available shot on the market. Its size makes it optimal for taking woodcock, quail, and grouse, as it will reliably drop small birds without making their bodies unfit for the cat. Its range and the spread permitted by the spacing of its pellets makes #7.5 shot perfectly suited for the trap and skeet as well, as it will shatter fast moving clays even at a distance.