Federal Premium® Black Cloud® FS Steel® Waterfowl Shotshells
Don't waste your money!
These are by far the worst shells on the market, well maybe 2nd to Remington hypersonic! Way to much recoil, extremely high chamber pressures and is a very dirty load! I have had more cripples with these then any other load! Too many pass through pellets. If you want a knock down load that hits like the old school lead pellets, buy Heavy Steel. It's made by Hevi Metal but it's there economy line. I use the 3 1/2in #3's for ducks and #BB's for geese and by far out perform Black Cloud and all the rest of those high dollar gimmics with out violent recoil! I use a Benelli Super Nova and can shoot these all day! They are even sweeter in a semi-auto gun. I just wish Bass Pro carried them!
January 1, 2015
Literally a Black Cloud
Purchased these on sale and have not regretted it. Patterns great in my 12ga Mossberg 850 with an Improved choke on. Got the 4 shot for duck and the 2 shot for geese, though I have switched for either one.
Can't wait to get back out there and pour some more steel in some greenheads!
November 14, 2012
Im an avid waterfowl hunter and I have become very loyal to black cloud amo as the performance has been exceptional. It reminds me of shooting lead back in the day. A little expensive but if you like to hunt it is worth every dollar. You won't be disappointed.
December 17, 2012
worth the money
I always thought these were a bit of a gimmick, but i broke down and tried a box. I had a better pattern and far less cripples. I went back and bought more of them today. My other shells are going into the closet as spares.
December 1, 2013