Field & Stream Magazine Honors Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS as Best of the Best for 2019

ANOKA, Minnesota - November 12, 2019 - Field & Stream magazine recently recognized Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS with an Editors’ choice honor for best-of-the-best in ammunition, as part of the magazine’s Field Test Buyer’s Guide in the December 2019 - January, 2020 issue. Federal’s latest new product for its Black Cloud with FLITECONTROL FLEX lineup features rounds loaded with Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) which helped the new waterfowl ammunition earn the honor.

“Our new Black Cloud TSS carries on a lethal legacy, blending proven FLITESTOPPER Steel pellets and 18 g/cc TSS. Its performance is just simply devastating on any waterfowl,” said Federal Shotshell Product Manager Dan Compton. “We were extremely happy to see that it exceeded all of Field & Stream Editor Will Brantley’s high expectations.”

The new Black Cloud TSS recipe blends 60 percent HEAVYWEIGHT TSS pellets, instead of the straight steel, and 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel. These high-end loads feature No. 7 or No. 9 TSS mixed with BB or No. 3 FLITESTOPPER steel. The loads also feature Federal’s lead-free Catalyst primers and clean, fast-burning propellant. The FLITECONTROL FLEX wad provides the most consistent patterns in all types and port-styles of chokes. The new Black Cloud TSS extends effective range past 50 yards.

“With No. 9 Tungsten Super Shot blended with FLITESTOPPER steel, Black Cloud TSS delivers forgiving patterns and long-range thump unlike any duck load I’ve ever tried,” stated Brantley in the article.

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