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Federal Releases New Upland Steel Loads

Just in time for dove season, Federal has released several new Upland Steel loads. The new Upland Steel loads are great for hunters who live in areas that only allow non-lead shot. Available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge, these loads are packing high velocities and with MSRPs as low as $8.95, they are priced right for high-volume hunts.


  • Quality steel payloads
  • High velocities
  • Reliable performance
  • Priced for fast-paced, high-volume dove hunts and other upland game

 Description / MSRP

  •  12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 6, 1400 fps, 25-count / $9.95
  •  12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 1 1/8 ounce, 7.5, 1400 fps, 25-count / $9.95
  •  20 gauge 2 3/4 inch ¾ ounce, 6, 1500 fps, 25-count / $8.95
  •  20 gauge 2 3/4 inch ¾ ounce, 7.5, 1500 fps, 25-count / $8.95

Here's what federal had to say:

ANOKA, Minnesota – – Federal is pleased to announce new Upland Steel loads in 12- and 20-gauge, which are perfect choices for doves and other light upland game, especially in areas that require the use of non-lead shot. Shipments of Federal Upland Steel ammunition have been delivered to dealers.

“This is an ultra-reliable, cost-effective, high-performance steel load offered in the smaller shot sizes that high-volume upland hunters are looking for,” said Federal Shotshell Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “For example, it’s definitely a great option for those who are required to shoot steel when hunting dove.”

With these new loads, doves are done. Federal Upland Steel serves up the patterns and power hunters need for hard-to-hit birds at a price that keeps them shooting all day. The loads are consistent and reliable, with high velocities that make the most of the steel payload.

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