Rather than simply pattern tightly like conventional turkey loads” Federal’s 3rd Degree uses a three-stage payload consisting of No. 5 copper-plated lead” No. 6 Flightstopper lead and 18 g/cc No. 7 Heavyweight TSS shot to deliver larger” more forgiving patterns at close range” while still providing deadly penetration at long distance. Combined with Federal’s Flightcontrol Flex wad” it offers performance that’s made 3rd Degree the choice of MeatEater’s Steven Rinella.