Federal Ammunition Introduces New Force X2 Defensive Shotgun Loads

Federal Force X2 Shotgun Ammo
Federal Ammunition's new Force X2 buckshot load sounds absolutely devastating. IMG Federal Ammunition

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- New Personal Defense ammunition from Federal turns shotguns into the ultimate defensive platform. Force X2 copper-plated 00 FX2 buckshot pellets are specially engineered to split into two equal-size pieces on impact. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Force X2 utilizes nine splitting pellets to create up to 18 wound channels which improves the transfer of energy from the payload to the target and minimizes the potential for over-penetration reducing the risk to bystanders. Force X2 is also loaded for more manageable recoil, allowing the shooter to stay on target for faster follow-up shots and better accuracy in a self-defense situation.

“Federal’s splitting buckshot is the first significant change to buckshot ammo in over a century. The expert ammunition engineers at Federal decided it was time for improvements in buckshot that would help in some Personal Defense situations,” said Federal Ammunition Shotshell Product Manager Dan Compton. “This new self-defense shotgun load is designed for tremendous energy transfer for a wider and larger amount of terminal damage.”

Testing by Federal engineers conducted at the Federal Ammunition factory in Anoka, Minnesota showed patterns of 4 ½ inches at 7 yards and 14 inches at 20 yards using an improved cylinder choke. Patterns of 4 ¼ inches at 7 yards and 12 inches at 20 yards were achieved with a modified choke. Tests using 10-percent ballistic gel were also conducted by Federal engineers. The range of penetration depth of the segmented pellets in ballistic gel is 5 ¼ to 14 ½ inches with an average of 9 ½ inches. The average depth when pellets start segmenting is 4.5 inches after impact.

Features

  • 12-gauge 2 ¾-inch nine-pellet segmenting buckshot
  • Nine FX2 copper-plated buckshot pellets designed to split in half on impact
  • Manageable recoil
  • The pattern and power of buckshot
  • Double the wound channels
  • Less collateral damage risk from over-penetration

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Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.



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Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

 

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Mo
Mo
22 days ago

The information on penetration is unconvincing: “the range of penetration depth of the segmented pellets in ballistic gel is 5 1/4 to 14 1/2 inches with an average of 9 1/2 inches.” Clearly, this average does not reach the widely accepted minimum of 12 to 18 inches. A .33 00 pellet halved is .165, one wonders if that generates a sufficiently effective wound cavity…..

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
23 days ago

Are you sure that breaking the pellets is a good idea? When hunting, they talk about bullet weight retention. Isn’t this the exact opposite?

fireball4
fireball4
22 days ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Personal defense is pretty much the opposite of hunting.

StreetSweeper
StreetSweeper
23 days ago

Sounds vicious!

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
22 days ago
Reply to  StreetSweeper

I don’t know. It mostly sounds like twice as many pellets with half the mass, which could be equally achieved with a smaller shot size. That makes it seem like Federal is trying to market to the self-annointed experts who insist that only 00 or 000 buckshot is usable for defense. The increased number of wound channels come at the price of decreased penetration — which is exactly the same effect as simply using smaller size shot. Of course the advantage of this load is the improved initial penetration before the pellets split. I’m sure that will be a big… Read more »