After seeing a lot - and I do mean a lot - of roosters shot over the last three days,
I was impressed with the way the heavy loads of 4s anchored them. Few of the birds budged after hitting the ground and we didn't lose many cripples. I asked R & R owner Sal Roseland what ammunition he usually supplies to his hunters. "Early in the year we shoot 1 1/ 4 ounce loads of 4s, but late in the season we go to Fiocchi Golden Pheasant 1 3/8 ounce loads of 4 shot. They are heavy loads made with excellent pellets. A couple of years ago I tried some lighter loads of 1 1/8 ounce 5s from another manufacturer. We had too many birds fly away after being hit, so we switched back."