20 Gauge Shotgun Shells

The choice of many hunters for upland game and deer, the 20 gauge offers a sought-after light recoil. This versatile gauge has also been making headway into the self-defense market with new specialty ammunition designed for personal protection. Learn More

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  1. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $62.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 25.2¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT208
    • UPC 20892004863
  2. Winchester Super-X 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1 oz. #8 Shot Ammunition

    18 In stock now

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    $64.99 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Upland Game
    • 1 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 26¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XU20H8
    • UPC 020892013384
  3. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $69.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 27.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG20 7.5
    • UPC 029465027766
  4. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    40 In stock now

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    $7.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 28¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT208
    • UPC 020892016316
  5. Winchester Super-X 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #8 Shot Ammunition

    35 In stock now

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    $7.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Heavy Game
    • 1 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 29¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XU20H8
    • UPC 020892013377
  6. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #6 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

    8 In stock now

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    $73.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Shot
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 29.2¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WE20GT6
    • UPC 20892019010
  7. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    8 In stock now

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    $74.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 29.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H200 6
    • UPC 50029465072662
  8. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    23 In stock now

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    $7.50 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 30¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG20 8
    • UPC 029465025014
  9. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    10 In stock now

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    $7.75 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 31¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG20 7.5
    • UPC 029465027766
  10. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $7.75 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Upland Game
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 31¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XU208
    • UPC 020892013438
  11. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H200 6
    • UPC 029465072667
  12. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H200 8
    • UPC 029465072889
  13. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H200 7.5
    • UPC 029465072773
  14. Estate Cartridge 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    59 In stock now

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    $8.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Estate Cartridge SKU GTL20 9
    • UPC 604544367492
  15. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #6 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $8.49 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Shot
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WE20GT6
    • UPC 020892019003
  16. Remington Gun Club Target Load 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 2-3/4" 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot Ammunition

    29 In stock now

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    $8.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Shot
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU GC207
    • UPC 047700348407
  17. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    78 In stock now

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    $9.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG20 9
    • UPC 029465019389
  18. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of #7 1/2 Shot Ammunition

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    $9.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Heavy Game
    • 36¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU UC202SI 7.5
    • UPC 029465028916
  19. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $9.60 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Discount Shot
    • 37¢ to 38.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 20VIPH75
    • UPC 762344704777
  20. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $9.60 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 38.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 20VIPH8
    • UPC 762344704753
  21. Winchester AA 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot Ammunition

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    $10.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 40¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA209
    • UPC 020892004450
  22. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    22 In stock now

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    $10.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA208
    • UPC 020892004443
  23. Winchester AA Low Recoil Target 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot Ammunition

    64 In stock now

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    $11.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA20FL8
    • UPC 020892020825
  24. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #5 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    34 In stock now

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    $11.60 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Buck Shot
    • 1 oz.
    • #5 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 46.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 20HV5
    • UPC 762344700953
  25. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

    29 In stock now

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    $12.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Upland Game
    • 1 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 20HV6
    • UPC 762344700960
  26. Federal Speed-Shok 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 2-3/4" 3/4 oz. #4 Shot Ammunition

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    $12.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WF208 4
    • UPC 029465027926
  27. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $13.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Shot
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #6 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 50¢ to 53¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203HV6
    • UPC 762344707945
  28. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $13.25 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Shot
    • 53¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203HV75
    • UPC 762344707952
  29. Federal Speed-Shok Steel 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3" 7/8 oz. #2 Shot Ammunition

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    $15.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #2 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WF207 2
    • UPC 029465023942
  30. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #4 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $15.00 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WEX2034
    • UPC 020892017283
  31. Remington 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 5/8 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $165.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • 66¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP20RS
    • UPC 047700021102
  32. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $17.50 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Shot
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203GP4
    • UPC 762344702483
  33. Winchester Drylock 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3" 1 oz. #2 Shot Ammunition

    25 In stock now

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    $17.99 Price

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    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Waterfowl
    • 1 oz.
    • #2 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 72¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XSM2032
    • UPC 020892008618
  34. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of #3 Buck Ammunition

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    $185.00 Price

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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • #3 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 74¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 20B3
    • UPC 047700020259
  35. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 5/8 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $3.99 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • 79.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP20RS
    • UPC 047700021102
  36. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 3/4 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $4.49 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Slug
    • 89.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PB203 RS
    • UPC 029465025274
  37. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of #3 Buck Ammunition

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    $4.75 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • #3 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 20B3
    • UPC 047700020204
  38. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 3/4 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $5.00 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester
    • Discount Slug
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X20RSM5
    • UPC 020892000421
  39. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 3/4 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $5.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Slug
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU F203 RS
    • UPC 029465009953
  40. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1/2 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $5.50 Price

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    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

    • New Condition
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Slug
    • $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SPHV20RS
    • UPC 047700327402
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A special gauge to many shotgunners, the 20 gauge is what many used to take their first shots. And it remains the choice today for many hunters and competition shooters.

The 20 gauge began life as a muzzle loader with a 0.615-inch diameter bore. Just as the 10, 12 and 16 gauges evolved into being packaged in paper cartridges, and eventually in today's familiar plastic hulls, so did the 20 gauge (the only difference being that 20 gauge hulls are colored yellow). The choice of yellow as the color for 20 gauge shells was intentional, as it draws the attention of shooters who might have different shotguns in different gauges to make sure they don't accidentally load a 20 gauge shell in the wrong gun – which would ruin their shotgun or possibly harm themselves.

Commonly employed to hunt birds and small game, as well as that ever elusive clay pigeon, hunters and competitors indicate that the number-one reason for using the 20 gauge (as opposed to the more powerful 12 and 16 gauges) is recoil. The recoil of the 20 gauge is described by many shooters as about 50 percent of a 12 gauge when fired out of a shotgun of the same type. The 20 gauge enjoys another advantage in that the gun itself can be lighter than the large shotguns, without worrying about an increase in recoil. In fact, 20 gauge shotguns can be lighter than an equivalent 12 gauge shotgun by one, two or even several pounds.

Some shooters argue that the 20 gauge is a less effective cartridge due to the lighter payload and smaller charge. Counter arguments can be made by presenting the stories of many successful hunts being made with 20 gauge shotguns on animals as diverse as dove and deer. Consider the 20 gauge slug as a perfect example of how much power is contained in this cartridge. In terms of ballistics, the 5/8-ounce slug of the 20 gauge exiting the muzzle with a velocity of about 1,500 feet per second is essentially the same as the .454 Casull.

Shooters today will find a wide variety of 20 gauge ammunition for their shotguns. Shot sizes available range from large buckshot on one end of the scale to diminutive #8 and #9 on the other end. Federal and Winchester recognize the market potential and value of the 20 gauge for personal protection at home, and are including it in their product lines for self defense. The 20 gauge is a great choice for applications as varied as bird hunting in the field to protecting your house.

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