Ringneck pheasants are tough birds, and most of them are shot going away, so pellets have to penetrate all sorts of bone, muscle, feathers, and non-vital organs to get to the good parts. It takes a good pattern and high-quality shot to kill a rooster, and that's where Golden Pheasant shines. Developed in South Dakota, where pheasant hunting is king, this is the stuff you want for anchoring wild birds. Loaded with hard, round, nickel-plated lead to reasonable but not excessive velocities, Golden Pheasant is all about putting pellets on target in 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge. And the box has a cool retro look too.