Anyone Use Fiocchi Shotshells?

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by Crusader, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    188
    Nov 14, 2005
    Fenton, MO
    I am curious to know if anyone has used them or knows anything about them. I noticed in Cabela's catalog that these shells are inexpensive compared to the big name brands, and I am thinking about giving them a try (3.5" 12 gauge). Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    do i usethem? heck i sould be part owner in the company. they have very very good ammo and its headquarted right here in MO ozark to be exact.

    now i haven't used them for turkeys i used 12 guage 3 inchers with 2.0z of shot in a number 6 for phasent. I am getting them at graf and sons in mexico. they are just a tad cheaper there but of course if your close to cableas the shipping is a killer.

    funny thing is when i went to get them they thought i was getting turkey shells said they couldn't keep them around for turkey season.

    i know for shooting a heavy load late in phesant season they can't be beat.
     

  3. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    This is from their website:

    Where are Fiocchi products made?

    We have a manufacturing plant in Ozark, Missouri, where we load both shotshell and centerfire ammunition. We also import centerfire ammunition, reloading components, match grade rimfire ammunition and specialty/obsolete loads from our parent company in Italy. All products are loaded to either C.I.P. or SAAMI specifications.
    http://www.fiocchiusa.com/

    This is the parent company's addy:
    http://www.fiocchigfl.com/
     
  4. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    ok my bad not headquarderd but manufactured in ozark sorry about the miss information there still dang good shells
     
  5. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I shot the 2 3/4" #6 loads earlier in pheasant season and I hated them. I'm not sure if it's maybe just that my gun didn't like them or what, but they didn't shoot well at all for me. Using them I went 0 for 3 on pheasant and that was enough for me to switch.
    I unloaded my gun and started using federal the rest of the day and went 3 for 3 and didn't have a miss the rest of the season on a phesant.
    For the price I think they're definately worth a try but for whatever reason either me or my gun didn't shoot them well.
     
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    :peepwall: Nothing to do but try them out, but I don't shoot enough turkey loads to go with anything cheaper than Winchester Supremes.

    We shoot Fiocchi shells dove hunting and HAVE no problems killing birds.

    Parker
     
  7. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I'm definately with Parker on the Supremes for turkey hunting.
     
  8. grunter73

    grunter73 Active Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Lincoln County
    We take Fiocchi to South Dakota, pheasant hunting and have always had good luck. I like em' but have never tried their turkey load. I'm with Hoytshooter and Parker, Winchester supremes have always done me right.
     
  9. redline925

    redline925 New Member

    194
    Nov 22, 2002
    Hannibal
    i use them all the time for shooting clays......they work great for me
     
  10. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Just about 5 minutes from my house... They own umpteen hundred acres all around their plant thats FULL of deer and turkeys... i keep tryin to get em to let me test out some of their shells on them suckers, but no success..
     
  11. JackJr

    JackJr New Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    Land Of BLAHS
    I've shot Fiocchi ammo for years duck hunting and it has always performed well. I however recommend Winchester # 5 Supremes like the other fellas did.

    Jack
     
  12. Crusader

    Crusader Member

    188
    Nov 14, 2005
    Fenton, MO
    Thanks for the input. I think I am going to give the Fiocchi's a try. I used that nifty product comparison feature on Cabela's website to compare them with Winchester Supreme High Velocity and Double-X magnums. They compared very favorably, with a heavier shot charge than either Winchester flavor and velocity between the two Winchesters, as you can see in this link (if I posted it correctly):

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/compchart/comp-chart.jsp?_requestid=13561
     
  13. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    I have been thru their plant and was very much impressed with them--I also bought several thousand rounds of 9mm's from them back several years ago------very few misfires and when there was one it was usually the firearm-----

    I have never used any for turkey hunting but for everything else---never had any problems--:cheers:
     
  14. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    pman, being they are so close you would have thought id been through it as well, of all the millions of times ive driven right by it, ive never stopped in.. guess i should one of these days.
     
  15. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002

    I got an invite back when I was buying several thousand rounds a year-----Pretty neat place and the equipment is something to watch for sure.

    I did ask if I could bring a fishing rig out and just play in that front pond for an hour----I got a polite "NO":stickfight:

    :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: