12 Gauge Shotgun Shells For Sale

The most popular shotgun gauge in the world is the 12 gauge. Not only is it manufactured in a variety of loads that make it a great choice for hunting any North American game, but the 12 gauge is also effective as a home-defense cartridge. Learn More

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  1. Winchester Blind Side 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3" 1-1/8 oz. #3 Shot Ammunition

    10 In stock now

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    $20.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1675 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-1/8 oz.
    • #3 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 80¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU SBS123HV3
    • UPC 020892021440
  2. Winchester Drylok Super Steel Magnum 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    $20.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1400 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 80¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XSV1234
    • UPC 020892007734
  3. Fiocchi 12 ga Ammo - 80 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    27 In stock now

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    $65.00 Price

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    • 80 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 80 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1150 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 81.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 12FLE00B
    • UPC 762344855622
  4. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    6 In stock now

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    $206.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 82.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB1200
    • UPC 020892007208
  5. Remington 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    2 In stock now

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    $4.15 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • 1560 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 2361 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 83¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP12RSB
    • UPC 047700347951
  6. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 150 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    1 In stock now

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    $125.00 Price

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    • 150 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 150 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 83.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB1200VP
    • UPC 50020892014669
  7. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    5 In stock now

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    $210.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • 1800 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 7/8 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 2751 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 84¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SPHV12RS
    • UPC 047700327259
  8. Rio Ammunition 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    60 In stock now
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    $4.25 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Rio Ammunition

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Rio Ammunition
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1345 FPS Muzzle Velocity
  9. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    73 In stock now
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    $4.25 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • 1560 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 2361 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 85¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP12RS
    • UPC 047700020907
  10. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    $215.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 86¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F127 000
    • UPC 029465009779
  11. Fiocchi 12 ga Ammo - 10 Rounds of Rifled Slug Ammunition

    1 In stock now

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    $8.75 Price

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Discount Slug
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 87.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 12LESLUG
    • UPC 762344703794
  12. Fiocchi 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    2 In stock now

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    $220.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Shot
    • 1560 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 88¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 12SLUG
    • UPC 762344851808
  13. Winchester Drylok Super Steel High Velocity 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

    58 In stock now

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    Image For 25 Rounds Of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot Boxer 12 Gauge Winchester Ammunition
    $22.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1450 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • Boxer Primer
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 88¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU SSH1234
    • UPC 020892013834
  14. Remington 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    34 In stock now

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    $4.49 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 89.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12BT800 - 20662
    • UPC 047700327600
  15. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    71 In stock now
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    $4.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Slug
    • 1610 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 2518 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F127 RS
    • UPC 029465009915
  16. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    50 In stock now
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    $4.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12B00
    • UPC 047700019604
  17. Wolf 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    3 In stock now

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    $4.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Wolf
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Wolf SKU 1200B
    • UPC 645611121111
  18. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    62 In stock now

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    $4.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Buck Shot
    • 1290 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 90¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F130 00
    • UPC 029465009687
  19. Winchester Winchester Drylok Super Steel Magnum 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-3/8 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

    13 In stock now

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    $22.90 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-3/8 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 91.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XSM1234
    • UPC 020892007789
  20. Winchester DryLok Super Steel 12 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-3/8 oz. #2 Shot Ammunition

    14 In stock now

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    $22.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-3/8 oz.
    • #2 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 92¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XSM1232
    • UPC 020892007765
  21. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 92¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12B00A
    • UPC 047700513904
  22. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 15 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    44 In stock now

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    $14.00 Price

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    • 15 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 15 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 93.3¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB1200VP
    • UPC 20892014664
  23. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    9 In stock now
    Image For 250 Rounds Of #00 Buck Shotshell 12 Gauge Winchester Ammunition
    $234.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #00 Buck Bullet
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 94¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q1544
    • UPC 50020892018803
  24. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 100 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    7 In stock now

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    $95.00 Price

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    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 100 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RL12BK00
    • UPC 047700336527
  25. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    83 In stock now

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    $4.79 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 95.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB1200
    • UPC 020892007079
  26. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

    2 In stock now

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    Image For 250 Rounds Of #000 Buck 12 Gauge Remington Ammunition
    $240.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 96¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12B000
    • UPC 047700019550
  27. Federal LE Tactical 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    67 In stock now

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    $4.99 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 99.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU LE127 00
    • UPC 029465025076
  28. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    75 In stock now

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    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Slug
    • 1600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X12RS15
    • UPC 020892000414
  29. Federal LE 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of FliteControl 00 Buck Ammunition

    74 In stock now

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of #00 Buck 12 Gauge Federal Ammunition
    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Buck Shot
    • 1145 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU LE132 00
    • UPC 029465018665
  30. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    32 In stock now

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of #00 Buck Shotshell 12 Gauge Federal Ammunition
    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #00 Buck Bullet
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F127 00
    • UPC 029465009731
  31. Federal 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    65 In stock now

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of 1 oz. Rifled Slug 12 Gauge Federal Ammunition
    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Slug
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 1642 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU LE127 RS
    • UPC 029465018689
  32. Fiocchi 12 ga Ammo - 10 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    4 In stock now

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    $10.00 Price

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Shot
    • 1560 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 12SLUG
    • UPC 762344704067
  33. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

    62 In stock now

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of 1 oz. Rifled Slug 12 Gauge Federal Ammunition
    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Slug
    • 1600 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1 oz.
    • Rifled Slug Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 2487 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PB127 RS
    • UPC 029465025267
  34. Federal 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of #4 Buck Ammunition

    60 In stock now

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    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #4 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F127 4B
    • UPC 029465009762
  35. Winchester 12 Gauge Ammo - 10 Rounds of #5 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $10.00 Price

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 10 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Turkey
    • 1210 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-7/8 oz.
    • #5 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X123MT5
    • UPC 020892017573
  36. Winchester 12 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1-1/8 oz. 00 Buck Ammunition

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of 1-1/8 oz. #00 Buck 12 Gauge Winchester Ammunition
    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1-1/8 oz.
    • #00 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB1200TG
    • UPC 020892022379
  37. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of #4 Buck Ammunition

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    $260.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #4 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.04 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12B4
    • UPC 047700019956
  38. Federal LE 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of FliteControl 00 Buck 8 Pellet Ammunition

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    $5.45 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Buck Shot
    • 1145 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.09 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU LE133 00
    • UPC 029465023157
  39. Remington 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of #000 Buck 12 Gauge Remington Ammunition
    $5.45 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.09 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 12B000
    • UPC 047700019505
  40. Winchester 12 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

    63 In stock now

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    Image For 5 Rounds Of #00 Buck Shotshell 12 Gauge Winchester Ammunition
    $5.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Buck Shot
    • 1325 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #00 Buck Bullet
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU Q1544
    • UPC 020892018808
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Used by hunters, sport shooters, military and law enforcement – the 12 gauge is the most used shotgun to this day, and it has existed in its current cartridge configuration since the late 1800s.

Shotgun shell casings were originally full-length brass or paper hulls with a brass base. Some were sold loaded, but it was also possible to buy them primed and unloaded (which allowed the shooter to load the shell as they desired). In 1884, Frank Chamberlin patented a machine with the ability to load 1,500 shotshells per hour, a remarkable feat at the time. Within 10 years, Chamberlin had become a direct competitor with Winchester and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company. Unfortunately, this was the beginning of the end for Chamberlin, as he was competing against his suppliers. Chamberlin left the ammunition industry by 1900, and focused instead on trapshooting devices.

Shotgun ammo technology grew by leaps and bounds in the first 50 years of the 1900s. Brass hulls were replaced by paper hulls, and smokeless powder (cleaner and more powerful) replaced black powder. Remington blazed the trail with new products for shotgunners, including the introduction of its Model 870 shotgun in 1951. Nine years later, Remington introduced shotgun shells with plastic hulls – which featured a more robust case and kept the contents of the case dry even in the field. Within the next year, O.F. Mossberg & Sons introduced their iconic pump shotgun, the Model 500.

Shotgun shells commonly fire shot or slug projectiles. Shot is usually made up of pellets of lead or steel, but shot loads of tungsten and bismuth are also available. Pellet sizes vary between 0.36” (000 Buck) and 0.08” (#9 shot). Shotguns are used to hunt birds of all sizes – some jurisdictions even allow hunting with shotguns for large game, including deer.

Shotgun slugs are single solid projectiles designed for hunting large game closer than 100 yards. They work well in hunting because the large size transfers high energy into the target. Some shotgun barrels spin the slug with rifling for added accuracy, while other slugs are wrapped in a sabot – which is designed to increase range and accuracy of the slug in exchange for projectile weight and energy transfer.

The use of the 12 gauge for self defense is once again on the rise, and specialty ammunition is being produced – including options for low recoil, and combinations of buckshot and smaller pellets. Proficiency with a shotgun for self defense comes more quickly than it does with a handgun, due to the greater inherent accuracy of a long gun. Additionally, 12 gauge shotguns enjoy the advantage of imparting greater energy than a handgun, as well as having decreased issues with over-penetration.

From personal protection to many different types of hunting, the 12 gauge is a good choice for many tasks – which is why this shotgun ammunition will likely remain popular for a long time to come.

12 Gauge Ballistics: Chart of Average 12 Gauge Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

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    "I purchased the ammo for use in 3 gun matches. The ammo shoots well considering the price, The drawback is the crimp. This ammo has a roll crimp instead of a normal crimp which makes it too long for the shoot shell carriers used in 3 gun and cuts down on the capacity that can be loaded in the shotgun tube."

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  • Silly_Dog said:

    "This is my first time to order from Ammo.com. i could not be more pleased with the quality of ammo, the value and the great customer service I received. I like the fact that they donate to such worthy causes. I will purchase from Ammo.com again!!! "

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