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Gear & Gadgets: Federal’s Grand Slam Turkey Shotshells, and much more

Grand Slam turkey ammo utilizes Federal’s Flitecontrol ® Flex™ wads that open from the rear for controlled release of pellets, resulting in extremely consistent patterns. (Photo courtesy of Federal)

Federal Ammunition designed their Grand Slam™ Turkey Shotshells specifically with one thing in mind—to deliver tight patterns of hard-hitting shot on target, at maximum range.

Grand Slam turkey ammo utilizes Federal’s Flitecontrol ® Flex™ wads that open from the rear for controlled release of pellets, resulting in extremely consistent patterns. Flitecontrol Flex wads function equally well in standard or ported choke tubes.

Concentric, copper-plated lead pellets, cushioned in an advanced buffering compound, fly true to retain velocity for maximum striking energy, and dense patterns at long range.

Extend the range and enhance the lethality of lead turkey payloads with Federal Premium Grand Slam.

The high-quality copper-plated lead pellets are cushioned with an advanced buffering compound to provide dense patterns and ample energy to crush gobblers.

Grand Slam is available in 10-,12-, and 20-gauage loads and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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If you’re looking for the perfect outerwear to keep you out in the elements longer, and still keep you dry and comfortable, look to the Thunder Rage Jacket and Bib from Onyx. This waterproof, breathable, windproof rain suit offers a barrier against all types of precipitation, yet it’s breathable to allow internal moisture to escape giving you optimal comfort in all-weather conditions.

Designed with the fishing enthusiast in mind, this suit offers zippered chest pockets, top opening cargo pockets with zippered hand warmer pockets for early and late season fishing, and an inner chest pocket for more storage.

To keep water and rain out while casting, the suit features adjustable wrist cuffs with watertight inner cuffs for a snug fit. The jacket is designed with reflective accents for increased visibility for night time fishing.

The Thunder Rage Bib offers a performance cut for greater mobility, and feature suspenders with heavy-duty quick release buckles for extended wear protection, a durable main zipper with dual storm flap and snap closures, and two top load pockets and zippered thigh pocket. The articulated knees give you full range of motion and the bibs have above the knee zippered side gussets for easy entry/exit.

The Onyx Thunder Rage Jacket and Bib are available in black with digi-camo accents, and available in sizes Medium – 3X-Large. For more information on Onyx products visit the Onyx website at:


HEVI-Shot, HEVI-18 Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) shotshells, are packed with TSS 18 g/cc density pellets for long-range performance and high pellet count. Hevi-18 TSS Turkey are offered in No. 7 and No. 9 shot sizes for 12 and 20 gauge and .410 bore shotguns.

TSS shot is an excellent option for turkey hunters. A great benefit of this load is that hunters have an extremely effective .410 option without sacrificing performance. This allows hunters of all ages and sizes to be able to carry a smaller shotgun without having to second guess the shotshell payload or penetrating power.

HEVI-18 TSS features an ultra-high pellet density of 18 grams per cubic centimeter, is 56 percent denser than lead, and is harder than steel. The increased pellet density results in an extended lethal range of the payload. For all-weather reliability in semi-automatic shotguns, the shotshells feature a thicker base-wad, hotter primer, and clean-burning propellants.

HEVI-18 TSS Turkey is available in two 3-inch and 3-1/2-inch 12-gauge options. All 12-gauge options feature a 1,250 feet-per-second (FPS) velocity. Two 3-inch 20-gauge options are available in No. 7 or No. 9 shot size, and for those that prefer a .410 bore, a No. 7 and No. 9 shot size will be available in a 3-inch shotshell with a 13/16-ounce charge weight and FPS velocity of 1,090.

For more information on all products from HEVI-Shot, visit


With a wide range of implement accessories such as carry wagons, big bale dump racks, tandem bale racks, dump trailers, and more.

Harms Manufacturing in Bertha, MN has been a trusted name in the farming industry since 1929. They also have products for those smaller jobs, including their sturdy-built, smaller, Land Roller.

The Land Roller is an all-steel construction, heavy duty attachment that allows you to complete jobs around the home and your hunting property. It’s available in 5- to 8-foot standard sizes and features a 24-inch, half-inch wall drum and can be used with or without water.

Custom-sized widths are also available, Harms manufacturing will build it how you want it.

Its uses are endless from small to big jobs and the Land Roller is easily pulled behind compact tractors, yard tractors, ATVs, and skid loaders. This is the ideal way to complete projects on hobby farms, food plots, trails, and landscaping work.

For more information, visit or call (218) 924-4522.


Weighing in at just under two ounces, the Assert feels light in your hand and durable when you put it to use. Nearly three inches of S30V steel make up a plain edge blade that balances ruggedness and finesse.

A thumb hole and smooth pivot lock make for easy, one-hand opening. A deep carry pocket clip allows your knife to be securely in your pocket until you need it. Option to loop it in a lanyard.

The handle’s textured grip gives you complete control over every cut, every time. Make it your own through Gerber Custom – choose your materials, colors, and lasermarks to make it truly one-of-a-kind.

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