This 12 gauge TruBall ammunition from Federal represents a considerable advance in the accuracy of slugs fired from smoothbore shotguns. It achieves this by centering the slug in the barrel of the gun with a plastic ball. This simple innovation results in dramatically better results without dramatically higher costs! As a defensive load, this ammunition fires a one ounce slug at a relatively low velocity of 1,300 feet per second. As one might expect, a low velocity projectile is less powerful than a high velocity one. In a defensive situation, this is not a disadvantage since a heavy slug doesn’t need to be moving as fast to reliably incapacitate a human assailant at close range as it does to kill a deer at long range. Moreover, the reduced velocity helps keep recoil to a manageable level so the user can make faster, more accurate follow-up shots. Finally, a lower velocity translates into a somewhat lower risk of collateral damage to bystanders or property. Each shell in this box of 5 has a 2-3/4″ hull length, which is compatible with the vast majority of shotguns.
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