Fiocchi Canned Heat, Ya Gotta Love It—SHOT Show 2014

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Fiocchi was just as frustrated as the rest of us when it came to the company’s inability to keep up with the rising demand for ammunition last year. The bad news is that 2014 is expected to play out much the same. Maybe by the end of the year the increased production investment from Fiocchi and the other major ammunition manufacturers will catch up with demand. In the meantime, Fiocchi did have some good news to report. It is a new line of ammo called “Canned Heat” in reference to the nifty sealed cans, complete with desiccant, that the ammo comes in. These cans have a plastic top a la Tupperware, or clamp-on lids that you can use to reseal them. It’s not only more convenient than cardboard boxes, but also keeps your ammo clean and dry. Canned Heat comes in the most common .223 flavors, as well as .308 and 12 gauge. Fiocchi was also highlighting the Golden Pheasant loads with nickel-plated shot. The nickel plating makes the shot harder for better penetration. Brand new steel slugs for rifled barrels, called Boar and Buck Slayer, were also on display. It can be used where lead ammo is prohibited and the segmented slug ensures fast, humane kills. If bacon wrapped venison is your delicacy of choice, these breakthrough rounds will definitely get the job done. I have found Fiocchi ammo to be dependably high in both quality and performance. Whether your needs run to cowboy action shooting, hunting, classic gun ammo, or self defense, Fiocchi has you covered. Check out what they have to say.fiocchi003fiocchi002fiocchi001fiocchi004fiocchi005


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  • Irish-7 January 21, 2014, 11:48 pm

    I also think it is a great idea, as stocking and storing rounds in ammo cans or dry boxes requires constant rotation of dessicant packets. However, I would expect this will add considerable cost to the consumer.

  • Ross Walters January 21, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Problem is that like many foods the packaging costs more to produce than the product inside.
    Of course the extra cost gets passed along to the consumer.

  • Mike Dixon January 21, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Now, if you pack the bullets in coffee you’ve really got something. I’ll have a columbian 308 please!

  • BRASS January 21, 2014, 12:46 pm

    Great packaging but conventional boxes with inserts are better for reloaders. As a large percentage of 5.56/.223 barrels are 1 in 7 or 1 in 8 rifling I’d like to see more rounds and component bullets in the 62 to 69 gr. range. The market is flooded with 50 to 55 grain projectiles that barely or poorly perform in tighter twists. Put rounds intended for short to medium range accuracy and penetration in reusable sealed packaging and for me, that would be winner.

  • Randy January 21, 2014, 11:56 am

    These are very convenient and are very handy for use (brass, extra change, etc…) after the ammo is gone. Our LGS carries these at $29.99 a can (of 100) for 9 mm FMJ.

  • Jim January 21, 2014, 10:05 am

    Great idea for your products.I have been buying that way for a long time from other places.This should go go good for you and the consumer.

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