Federal Premium Introduces Pheasant Loads Featuring FLITECONTROL Wad and FLITESTOPPER Lead

Federal Premium® Introduces Pheasant Loads Featuring FLITECONTROL® Wad, FLITESTOPPER® Lead

Pheasant hunters demand fast loads for the open plains. These new loads feature a mixture of copper-plated lead and nickel-plated FLITESTOPPER Lead delivered by unique rear-braking wad.


ANOKA, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)-  Federal Premium® Ammunition introduces a specialized load for pheasant hunters. Prairie Storm™ is available in 12 and 20-gauge and provides excellent patterns. A payload of copper-plated lead and nickel-plated FLITESTOPPER® (FS) Lead make these loads extra lethal. Available summer 2010.

Consistent edge-to-edge patterns

Prairie Storm capitalizes on the proven FLITECONTROL® wad for full patterns at a variety of distances. The same technology that helped Black Cloud drastically raise waterfowl steel shot performance will do the same to pheasant loads.

This specialized wad opens from the rear, and pulls itself off the payload in a controlled manner. “We’ve been able to increase the performance of several loads with our FLITECONTROL wad,” said Brand Manager Rick Stoeckel. “Prairie Storm gives pheasant hunters excellent performance at longer distances. FS Lead patterns well and hits birds hard.”

Minimizing crippled birds

Federal Premium Prairie Storm Ammunition
Federal Premium Prairie Storm Ammunition

Nickel-plated FS Lead pellets feature a cutting edge that gets better penetration and hits birds harder. The distinct shot also fills out patterns to provide pheasant hunters with more pellets on target. This means fewer lost birds.

Hunters will see consistent patterns with less choke constriction. The FLITECONTROL wad helps put 80% of the pattern in a 30-inch circle at 40 yards with a modified choke. This allows hunters to choose chokes that feature less constriction—but still get excellent downrange performance.

These new loads also show Federal’s continued partnership with Pheasants Forever®. A portion of the proceeds from each box sold will go directly to PF. These funds will help PF preserve vital wildlife habitat and work to ensure excellent hunting opportunities for future generations. Learn more at www.pheasants.org.

Available in 2010

Part No. Description

PF154FS 4 12-ga, 2-3/4″, 1-1/4 oz, #4 1500 fps

PF154FS 5 12-ga, 2-3/4″, 1-1/4 oz, #5 1500 fps

PF154FS 6 12-ga, 2-3/4″, 1-1/4 oz, #6 1500 fps

PF129FS 4 12-ga, 3″, 1-5/8 oz, #4 1350 fps

PF129FS 5 12-ga, 3″, 1-5/8 oz, #5 1350 fps

PF129FS 6 12-ga, 3″, 1-5/8 oz, #6 1350 fps

PF258FS 4 20-ga, 3″, 1-1/4 oz, #4 1300 fps

PF258FS 5 20-ga, 3″, 1-1/4 oz, #5 1300 fps

PF258FS 6 20-ga, 3″, 1-1/4 oz, #6 1300 fps

For more information on Prairie Storm and the entire Federal Premium lineup, visit www.federalpremium.com.

About Federal® Cartridge Company:
Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge Company has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Armament Systems. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

About ATK Armament Systems:
ATK Armament Systems has its headquarters in Utah, employs 6,000 people and is the world’s largest ammunition manufacturing entity—generating approximately $1.5 billion annually in sales. The organization manufactures small and medium caliber ammunition, medium caliber gun systems, rocket motors, ammunition propellants, commercial and military smokeless powder, law enforcement and sporting ammunition, tactical systems, optics and shooting accessories. It also operates two U.S. Army ammunition manufacturing plants. www.atk.com.

About ATK:
ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues in excess of $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com

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