by Doug Wennick – LCS Customer Service
This past season I had reason to try the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant ammo for the first time. I was introducing a young hunter to squirrel hunting, and not being sure that his marksmanship skills were quite ready to attempt it with a .22, I decided that a 16 gauge shotgun might just be the best way to help him hone his stalking skills.
It had been a long time since I last hunted gray squirrels with a shotgun, but I did remember that they could be tough to kill quickly. I decided to buy a couple boxes of Golden Pheasant #5 shot for him to try. I felt like the extra hard nickel-plated shot might give better penetration and provide more reliable killing power, especially later in the season when the shooting could be at longer ranges.
The Fiocchi Golden Pheasant ammo met all my expectations. It patterned beautifully in my Sauer 16 gauge, and provided good killing power on targets out to 30 yards or slightly farther. Penetration of the nickel-plated shot was outstanding, and consistent patterns made hitting very easy. My young shooter was able to consistently make some tough shots with complete confidence that the ammo he was using was up to the task.
I am anxious now for spring gobbler season. I think that the 16 gauge and Golden Pheasant ammo will be called employed this spring, and I will be confident that if I do my part the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant ammo will easily handle anything I ask of it.