BlackCloud Provides Lethal Performance From Any Waterfowl Choke

By Dave Dolbee published on in Ammunition

If you are serious about waterfowling, Black Cloud is a top contender to be your hunting partner. According to Federal Premium, you can also forget what you thought you knew about Black Cloud. It seems the Federal’s best got a makeover and is now even better. Here is the full release from Federal Premium.

Red and black box of federal BlackCloud Shotgun shells.

Federal’s Black Cloud has been redesigned to to make an already great load even better.

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has redesigned its industry-leading Black Cloud line of waterfowl ammunition. Now equipped with the new FLITECONTROL FLEX wad, the improved loads deliver better pattern density and consistency through both ported and standard waterfowl chokes.

The wad’s redesigned rear-opening petals are engineered to deploy through ported chokes that reduce muzzle pressure, and side-mounted vents stimulate the payload for separation from the wad at the ideal moment for dense, deadly patterns. Plus, the efficient Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant significantly decrease residue in the barrel.

Features & Benefits

  • Rear-opening FLITECONTROL FLEX wad provides the tightest patterns possible through both ported and standard waterfowl chokes
  • Payload of 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel pellets and 60 percent Premium steel for dense patterns and larger wound channels
  • 100 percent FLITESTOPPER payload in Close Range loads
  • Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant drastically reduce residue
  • Black nickel head inhibits corrosion
  • Sealed crimp defeats moisture in extreme conditions

Part No. / Description / MSRP

  • PWBX107 BB, 2 / 10 gauge 3 ½ inch 1 5/8 ounce; 1,375 fps / $36.95
  • PWBX134 BBB, BB, 2, 4 / 12 gauge 3 ½ inch 1 ½ ounce; 1,500 fps / $33.95
  • PWBX142 BBB, BB, 2, 3, 4 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 1/4 ounce; 1,450 fps $27.95
  • PWBX147 BB, 2, 3, 4 / 12 gauge 2 ¾ inch 1 1/8 ounce; 1,500 fps / $20.95
  • PWBX209 2, 4 / 20 gauge 3 inch 1 ounce; 1,350 fps / $24.95
  • PWBXH143 BB, 2, 3, 4 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 1/8 ounce; High Velocity 1,635 fps / $27.95
  • PWBXD142 2, 3 / 12 gauge 3 inch 1 1/4 ounce; Close Range 1,450 fps / $27.95
  • PWBXD209 2, 4 / 20 gauge 3 inch 1 ounce; Close Range 1,350 fps / $24.95

What’s your favorite waterfowling load? Share your answer in the comment section.

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