The Federal Premium loads start with the finest primers, which are subjected to more frequent inspections for dimensional tolerances and charge weight to ensure they deliver consistent ignition for every shot. Next is the propellants, which are specially formulated to meet Federal's stringent specifications. These clean-burning powders are of the highest grades in the industry. They're consistent and reliable. Combine speed, hard-hitting pellets, and a specialized wad to fold the highest doves, crows, and pigeons, as well as pheasants and challenging upland birds. Hi-Bird uses a two-piece wad with SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce more consistent long-range patterns. Plus, its lead shot is engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density. The result is dense long-range patterns with more energy.