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Waterfowl Ammo Guide

Looking for the perfect duck or goose load? Here are 10 popular ammo options to help narrow your selection
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Federal Black Cloud

Federal's Black Cloud combines two components seemingly working at cross purposes into one load that has become a favorite of many hardcore duck hunters. Forty percent of Black Cloud's pellets are ringed like Saturn, and their poor aerodynamic shape should cause them to shoot wide-open patterns. The other 60 percent are round, however, and a Flitecontrol wad holds the entire payload together for about 15 feet beyond the muzzle before releasing it. This keeps the pattern tight and the velocity high. 

For hunters who prefer to shoot ducks over decoys there is Black Cloud Close Range, loaded with 100 percent Flitestopper pellets and a wad engineered to release them sooner for more open patterns. Black Cloud Snow Goose, on the other hand, is made to hit harder, with shot traveling at 1,635 feet per second. federalpremium.com



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