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Federal Premium Adds Vital•Shok TruBall Offerings



Federal Premium Ammunition now offers Vital-Shok TruBall slugs in hard-hitting 3-inch loads for 12 and 20-gauge shotguns.

The Federal Premium Vital-Shok Slug TruBall system was created to give shotgun hunters the most accurate, consistent rifled slug available. The shotshell design features a specially-engineered plastic ball that sits between the wad and the slug’s rear cavity. This design centers the rifled projectile as it travels down the barrel, yet provides clean separation of components after muzzle exit. The technology produces groups as tight as 1.4 inches at 50-yards from smooth-barreled shotguns. For 2013, the line will include 3-inch offerings that provide even more knockdown power with the same unprecedented accuracy.

Part Number / Description
PB209RS 20 gauge 3” ¾ oz. TruBall
PB131RS 12 gauge 3” 1 oz. TruBall

Winchester Super X Pump Black Shadow Deer

Deer hunters can now take to the woods with the new Winchester Super X Pump Black Shadow Deer. New to the SXP line, the Black Shadow Deer features a 22” rifled barrel and 3” chamber.


The Black Shadow Deer model includes a black synthetic stock and forearm. The receiver is drilled and tapped for optional mounts that allow you to easily install an electronic or optical sight. The rotary bolt features four massive lugs that provide a solid lockup to the barrel. The bolt and other components have black chrome protection that lasts longer than traditional bluing.

The Speed-Plug system allows the plug to be easily removed without tools. A drop out trigger group allows for easy cleaning. A TRUGLO fiber-optic front sight and adjustable rear sight are also featured.  Suggested Retail, $520.

New Low-Recoil Slugs

Hornady12-gauge-300gr-SST-Lite-Shotgun-Slugs-110812Hornady’s new 12 gauge SST Lite Shotgun Slug is a reduced recoil option that is ideal for youngsters, women or anyone looking to tame the recoil of their favorite rifled barrel slug gun.

Although extremely effective, 12 gauge slugs deliver a fair amount of recoil–now, hunters have an alternative with the 12 gauge SST Lite Shotgun Slug that features almost 40% less felt recoil in comparison to standard 12 gauge slug options.

Loaded with the same 300-grain FTX projectile used in the original SST Shotgun Slug, the SST Lite leaves the muzzle at 1,575 fps, but is a mild recoiling, yet highly effective load capable of taking the largest Midwest whitetail out to 150 yards!

  • Reduced recoil option for ALL shooters
  • 300-grain FTX bullet
  • Flex Tip technology for enhanced terminal performance
  • Effective deer hunting load out to 150 yards