Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell Received Ammunition Product of the Year Award

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Rifleman magazine awarded Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty Shotshell with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2024 Ammunition Product of the Year. Company representatives at Federal Ammunition received this award during a special reception at the 153rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Dallas, Texas.

“We are truly honored by this prestigious award. We know that to qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must meet a variety of demanding criteria on design, function, value, and overall contribution to the shooting industry,” said Jesse Whiteside, Federal’s Vice President of Product Management and Research & Development. “We are proud that our Force X2 Shorty delivered extreme reliability and performance that exceeded evaluators’ expectations during their rigorous field testing.”

The Force X2 Shorty is designed for use in firearms capable of cycling sub-length shotshells. This new 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch shotshell allows for higher magazine capacity with up to twice the wound channels over traditional buckshot pellets. The Force X2 Shorty design and cartridge size also deliver the benefit of manageable recoil for when repeatability is needed.

Force X2 Shorty packs a punch with a six-pellet 00 copper-plated segmenting buckshot. Each pellet is designed to split in half on impact. This allows the loads to double the wound channels while reducing the risk of collateral damage from over-penetration. Force X2 Shorty carries the same quality and performance expected by users of the standard-sized Force X2 shotshells (2 3/4-inch loads).

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