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Federal Shorty Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by Scooby, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Scooby

    Scooby .22LR

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    I noted that Federal has started to market their version of the 1 3/4 " minishells. I have had good luck with the Aguilla brand. In fact, they are all I keep in my Shockwave for home defense.

    Has anyone had a chance to try the Federals? The Aguilla shells can be hard to come by and tend to be a little pricey. Plus, while I have no problem with their performance, they seem to shoot "dirty" and make cleaning the gun more of a chore.
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  2. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Grab A Gun has Aguila for about the best price I`ve seen. under $15 for a box of 20 and shipping is a flat $12.99

    https://grabagun.com/search/?q=aguila minishell

    I haven`t tried the Frederal mini shells but I`m a fan of Federal ammo so I`ll give `em try when I find them...
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  3. I Love Guns

    I Love Guns Copper BB

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    What gun are you running the shortshells in? Are you using an adapter.

    I like the Federals just fine, but they need the adapter to feed right. I have the OPSol2, and it's a good product. 12+1 is nice in a 590.
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  4. Scooby

    Scooby .22LR

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    I'm running the short shells in a shockwave. I use the OPSOL adapter. To me, it makes a perfect home defense weapon. I'm still using the Aguila shells. I stocked up during the holidays. Now I'm glad I did, given recent events.

    To be honest, none of the local gun shops nor the big box stores have had the Federal short shells.
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  5. Scooby

    Scooby .22LR

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    I'm using the Aguila shells in a Shockwave. I use an OPSOL adapter. It makes a fantastic home defense gun.
    I stocked up on the Aguila shells during the holidays and, given recent events, I'm glad I did.

    To be honest, none of the local gun shops nor the big box stores have had the Federal shells in stock.
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  6. I Love Guns

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    I got my Federals at my local Cabela's, but they don't always have them in stock. IME, I don't really see a downside for HD other than pellet count.
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  7. XLntShot

    XLntShot .22LR

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    I've shot the Federal Shorty (with adapter) in my 590a1 for function test. IMO, they don't shoot any cleaner than the Aguila shells.
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  8. Southern Gorilla

    Southern Gorilla Copper BB

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    I got a box of the Federals and an Opsol spacer when I bought my 500 the other week. It was all the ammo they had left. I haven't had a chance to try them out though. I've been tempted to see how they feed, but cycling live ammo in the house isn't my idea of fun.
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  9. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Maybe you can save the spent shells and make some dummies out of them--fill them with concrete or something?
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  10. Southern Gorilla

    Southern Gorilla Copper BB

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    Not sure I plan to run them regularly. Just bought them because weird ammo is better than no ammo.
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