Waterfowl ammo on the market
Extract from California Guns and Hunting - 14 Oct, 2011
Fiocchi has approached the non-toxic shotshell conundrum differently than many companies. Essentially, Fiocchi has come up with two “heavy” types of shot, as well as traditional steel shot loads.The relatively heavy shot is called Tundra, and it is offered in a “heavier than steel” (HTS) weight of 9.5 grams per cubic centimeter and a “heavier than lead” (HTL) weight of 12.5 g/cc (lead typically is 10 to 11 g/cc).
One of the things that separates the Tundra ammo from some of the other non-toxic loads on the market is that they have a deformation that is basically identical to lead. This is important in two ways. First, it means that the shot is choke friendly in that it will not harm chokes. Which, of course, means that traditional choking is fine translate that to be modified and full for most waterfowling. It also is important on the terminal end at and after impact. Even hard lead shot deformed a bit, and many folks have felt all along that it was that characteristic that gave lead a more apparent effect on the target than the harder shot that tends to cut through.
Regardless the theory, the Tundra loads have been received with applause, and work at least as well or better than other non-toxic shells on the market today.â€¨Fiocchi non-toxic shotshells are available in 12-, 20- and 28- gauge.