Stopped by Cabelas to see what they had in stock. No FastLead in 5 shot, they had it in 4 shot though. I ended up with the 1500fps 5 shot for just a few bucks more than the FastLead.I shoot #6s early and #5s later. However, that depends on what ammo I can find at a reasonable price. I normally find Kent Ultimate FastLead at reasonable prices. 2 3/4" in 1 3/8 or 1 1/2 oz lead. (1475 and 1420 fps). I like Federal's Pheasants Forever load at 1500 fps in the same size but the price on them has gotten stupid.
I'll shoot lighter, 1300 fps, if that's all I can find, especially early season.
Maybe I'm hunting harder pressured birds or maybe my shooting just sucks, but I'd have an awful lot of runners in the late season with loads lighter than that.
If I see FastLead in 5 or 6 shot at some point, I'll grab that to try too.
The 1500fps Federal stuff was only in 1 1/4oz, so slightly less pellets than 1.5oz but I'll take it. Just wanted some sort of box on hand for this season, as I think I'm not going to use my Herter's stuff I have stashed from last season. Just didn't perform great (probably my shot just sucks )