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Fiocchi Steel

Postby Specklebelly » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:21 pm

Anyone use it and if so how does it work for you?

I love the price but not sure of the performance.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby Joe Hunter » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:25 pm

Seems to work about as good as other traditional 12ga 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel loadings in my 870 with the Mod choke.

Patterning results from a 12-gauge 3" Remington 870 Special Purpose with a 28" barrel and factory flush Rem-chokes (pattern average of five, 30" post-shot scribed circle, yardage taped muzzle to target, in-shell pellet count average of five, and true choke constriction from bore gauge).

40 YARDS Mod. (.018" const.)
Federal Speed-Shok 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (154 pellets) pattern 115 (75%)
Fiocchi Golden 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (156 pellets) pattern 115 (74%)
Remington Sportsman Hi-Speed 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (152 pellets) pattern 110 (72%)
Winchester Xpert Hi-Velocity 3" 1 1/4 oz #2 steel (146 pellets) pattern 106 (73%)

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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby BBK » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Are you talking about that fiocchi flyway steel and speed steel that rogers sells or the steel pheasant loads?

The price isnt bad, but isnt great either. You can get federal blue box for about the same price.

I have no experience with the 3" loads but a guy I hunt with shoots nothing but the 3" 1 1/8 #BB and #1 for ducks and geese. He does pretty good with it and says he loves it. But that was back when it was $89.99 a case.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby Specklebelly » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:12 pm

BBK wrote:Are you talking about that fiocchi flyway steel and speed steel that rogers sells or the steel pheasant loads?

The price isnt bad, but isnt great either. You can get federal blue box for about the same price.

I have no experience with the 3" loads but a guy I hunt with shoots nothing but the 3" 1 1/8 #BB and #1 for ducks and geese. He does pretty good with it and says he loves it. But that was back when it was $89.99 a case.

The Rogers stuff that is flyway steel. The blue box doesn't work well for me so was looking for alternatives.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby RockedEm » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:33 pm

Not sure if you have a scheels nearby. They get fiocchi to load a proprietary shell for them that is bery nice.

Fiocchi SteelMax
3". 1 1/5oz in 2's 3's or 4's.
1550fps

Picked up a box just because i had never seen a 1 1/5oz load lol.
And price was right at $10.99.

Cut one open and they have wonderful perfectly round plated shot in what looks like an LBC43 wad over what apprars to be 40 grains of a fine ball powder.

Havent shot one yet, but looks like better than similarly priced shells typical components.

They were $9.99 a box last year. Sniff.

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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby BBK » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:44 pm

I saw those loads the other day. Interesting load.

I wish they would have went one step further and did a 1 1/3 load at 1400.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby hillbilly.. » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:28 pm

RockedEm wrote:Not sure if you have a scheels nearby. They get fiocchi to load a proprietary shell for them that is bery nice.

Fiocchi SteelMax
3". 1 1/5oz in 2's 3's or 4's.
1550fps

Picked up a box just because i had never seen a 1 1/5oz load lol.
And price was right at $10.99.



They were $9.99 a box last year. Sniff.

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I got 3 boxes of this stuff last year and loved it. as well I never seen the 1 1.5 oz. only thing that kept me from buying more is that im already seating on 3 cases of steel. but i do reckomend trying it. i was more then suprized even with the cheaper prices.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby d_money » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:56 pm

Yes the sheels stuff is great very nice plated shot. One of my hunting partners shot it last year.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby sewergoon » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:07 pm

I have shot multiple cases of the 3.5 #1's. Never have had a problem. They do burn a-little dirty.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:43 pm

The one load that Rogers has in stock now, stands out above the rest. It is kent Fasteel 3" 1 1/4oz of #1s. However, Bass Pro has this load in stock, try a couple boxes from them first before you buy a whole case. This load has really done well for me.

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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby goose_gunner » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:13 pm

I have patterned it in 2 guns both did really well with the 1 1/5 of 1s but the 4s sucked and also hunted with it and we had them split every time we shot one but it was -26 that day
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby BBK » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Hey goose_gunner, I think you forgot the word "place" in your sig.

What were you shooting the 1/5 #1's at? Ducks or geese (may be a stupid question looking at your name)?
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby goose_gunner » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:53 pm

BBK wrote:Hey goose_gunner, I think you forgot the word "place" in your sig.

What were you shooting the 1/5 #1's at? Ducks or geese (may be a stupid question looking at your name)?


hu im lost and have used it on both I found it to be on the light side for geese past maybe 40yds or so if they straight over head so im loading b shot in the 10 and 12 this year to see if they do better
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby tornadochaser » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:23 am

Those scheels 1 1/5 oz loads are good stuff. As i burn up my speed shoks i'll be switching over to the fiocchi.

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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby The Drake » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:17 pm

Scheels Fiocchi Max Steel is a great load !!
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby Dehunter » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:20 am

It patterns well and never had any issues. I have shot many cases of the lead target loads and like
their performance. The hulls just don't reload as well as other target loads. I would say they are
a quality product.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby The Drake » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:31 am

I shot 2 cases of the schemes fiocchi last year and they burned very clean and patterned well.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby shoveler_shooter » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:21 pm

I've been using the blue box in 20ga, #7s and #4s. Both have patterned well and performed well on teal and dove. Can't say anything about 12ga though.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby BBK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:05 pm

Ordered two boxes of the 3.5" 1 3/8 today so we'll see how they do on late season mallards. I've shot the heavy stuff but never the 1 3/8.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby TexasGeese » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:23 pm

Anyone know where you can order the 3 inch 1.5 oz load? Scheels doesn't have it on their website.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby BBK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:32 pm

the 3" 1 1/5 load is a scheels exclusive. You'll have to buy it in store or convince someone to buy it and ship it to you.
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Re: Fiocchi Steel

Postby Pumpgunner » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:03 pm

I just bought a box of the 3" #3 1 1/5oz. Fiocchi load from Cal Ranch in Utah, so maybe they are available in other stores now too. They had them for $12 a box. Only shot 1 shell so far but it resulted in 1 dead duck, so I like them so far........ :biggrin:
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