SHOT Show: Number 1 FLITECONTROL Ain’t Coming Back…Yet
By Travis Pike
Prior to SHOT Show 2023, Federal issued a press release detailing a number of new cartridges being produced. Alongside several sat two new loads of Number 1 buckshot. These No. 1 loads were in the premium line of Federal ammo, and for many shotgun nerds, this meant the possibility of the return of No. 1 loads with Federal’s FLITECONTROL wads. That’s a shotgun geek’s favorite option for defensive buckshot.
Why Number 1?
Number 1 is the smallest pellet capable of consistently getting through twelve inches of properly calibrated ballistic gel.
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