Shotgun Shells - 12 gauge

Shotgun Shells - 12 gauge

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A shotgun shell (shotshell) is a self-contained cartridge loaded with shot or a slug designed to be fired from a shotgun. Most shotgun shells are designed to be fired from a smoothbore barrel, but with the recent gain in popularity of dedicated shotguns with rifled barrels for firing slugs, there are many rounds specifically designed to be fired from a rifled barrel. A rifled barrel will increase the accuracy of the shotgun with slugs, but makes it unsuitable for firing shot, as the rifling causes the shot to form a hollow "O" shape in flight[1]. Some less lethal shotgun ammunition is available in the form of slugs made of low-density material, such as rubber. Most shotgun shells can be had in a variety of lengths; typical lengths for 12 gauge shells are 2-3/4", 3" and 3-1/2". These lengths refer to the fired length of the hull, not the loaded length ('Wikipedia). This model represents a 2 3/4" shell loaded with shot (2 1/4" loaded length). #buckshot #cartridge #shell #shotgun #shotgun_shell #slug
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