As the name suggests, shotgun powders are typically used to load 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and other shotshell sizes. This gunpowder is optimized for shotguns, but sometimes it's used by reloaders for pistol cartridges as well.
Due to the larger bore of shotgun barrels, shotgun powders are typically double-base (combining nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin) and burn quickly to produce enough chamber pressure to fire shot columns at sufficient velocity.
Shotgun powder is a type of smokeless powder, also known as propellant powder. You'll find in-stock powder for sale below by Hodgdon, Accurate, Alliant, Winchester and Ramshot.
Accurate Reloading Powders - Nitro 100 NF - 12 oz$10.25
Manufacturer Accurate Manufacturer SKU 0490 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 12 oz
Nitro 100 NF (New Formulation) is a classic choice for 12 gauge shotgunners who load their own target shells at home or in shooting clubs. Accurate Powders' Nitro 100 NF is a double-base propellant with flattened spherical grains for compact charge space and easy mechanical flow; these characteristics were further improved under the "New Formulation" specifications. Nitro 100 NF burns cleanly and quickly and is well suited for all 12 gauge target shooting loads for sporting use like skeet and trap.
Widener's also has a good selection of 209 shotgun primers available so that you can stock up on supplies with one convenient HAZMAT charge.
Ramshot Powder - Competition - 12 oz$11.00
Manufacturer Ramshot Manufacturer SKU R4008 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 12 oz
Ramshot Competition is a low density, fast burning, low residue powder which does well to load 12 gauge target shells as well as low pressure cowboy action pistol cartridges. This propellant consists of flattened spherical granules which combine the easy flow and accurate measure of ball powder with a low volume of charge. In addition, this U.S. made powder is often used for range and defensive loads for common pistol calibers like 9mm Luger, .380 Auto, and .45 ACP.
Hodgdon Powder - TITEWAD - 14 oz$12.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU TW1 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 14 oz
TITEWAD propellant is a favorite among 12 gauge reloaders who want high energy and consistency out of their loads. This powder from Hodgdon features flattened spherical grains which have a high energy density, meter with excellent consistency, and fit charge requirements with minimal volume. TITEWAD powder has a reputation for burning cleanly and thoroughly for reduced residue, superior velocity, minuscule felt recoil, and superb downrange patterning.
Pair this popular powder with some of Widener's shotgun primers for the most effective, cost-efficient combination possible!
Alliant Powder - Clay Dot - 1 lb$12.00
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150641 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
Clay Dot is economical, high-performance propellant for 12 gauge handloaders seeking to craft light and standard loads for competitive clay shooting. Clay Dot burns cleanly for your health, your favorite fowling piece's longevity, and total consumption of powder for maximum efficiency. This propellant is proudly made in the U.S.A. with a core design that is backed up by over 125 years of experience in explosive compounds.
Pair this powder with some standard 209 shotgun primers for a convenient restocking order with a single HAZMAT charge.
Hodgdon Powder - International Clays - 14 oz$13.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU INT Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 14 oz
Hodgdon's INTERNATIONAL CLAYS takes the classic CLAYS formula and alters it for suitability with 20 gauge shells while still retaining compatibility with 12 gauge as well. This propellant provides great velocity for all 20 gauge shells from light to heavy loads while also burning cleanly with little residual fouling. INTERNATIONAL CLAYS is also notable for its accurate measurement which translates to consistent performance and shot groups.
Get the greatest advantage from your powder order when you add in shotgun primers for increased savings under a single HAZMAT shipping fee.
Winchester Powder - WSF - 1 lb$14.50
Manufacturer Winchester Manufacturer SKU WSF1 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
WSF or "Winchester Super-Field" is an excellent choice for crafting rounds in .38 Super, 9mm Luger, and .40 S&W as well as some field load shotshells. WSF ball propellant meters well, flows seamlessly, and packs in a punch of energy for maximum velocity in 1-1/8 or 1-1/4 ounce 12 gauge shells as well as 20 gauge AA target loads. Winchester powders are engineered and packed here in the U.S.A. and been refined and perfected throughout 115 years of experience.
Beef up your order with some 209 primers and get back to breaking clays like you should be!
Hodgdon Powder - Pyrodex RS - 1 lb$14.75
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU RS Powder Type Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader Powder Weight 1 lb
Hodgdon's Pyrodex RS is a great alternative to black powder for loading traditional black powder cartridges or direct use with all calibers of muzzle-loading rifles and shotguns. In addition to its wide range of use, Pyrodex RS burns cleaner and leaves less residue behind than black powder which contributes to better shooter health and firearm longevity.
Alliant Powder - E3 - 1 lb$15.75
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150540 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
Alliant's e3 powder is the perfect powder for reloading competition-grade shot shells. e3 get its name from its core qualities - energy, efficiency and excellence. And that is exactly what you will receive when you reload using e3.
Hodgdon Powder - Lil'Gun - 1 lb$16.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU LIL1 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
Hodgdon Lil'Gun is a propellant that was expressly designed to provide optimal performance for home-loaded .410 Bore shells. Lil'Gun powder meters accurately, flows easily small .410 hulls, and has the perfect burn rate to compliment their volume and send shots or slugs down range with authority. In addition, this propellant has been successfully used for magnum handgun loads as well as .22 Hornet rounds.
Be sure to stock up on 209 primers for all of your .410 hunting and plinking applications.
Alliant Powder - Herco - 1 lb$16.25
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150618 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
Alliant Powder - Blue Dot - 1 lb$16.75
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150636 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
great for the 10mm auto
when loading for the 10mm, Blue Dot gives the highest velocities for less volume.
Review by mike (Posted on 4/17/16)
One of my two favorite powders for the .40 S&W. The other being both N340.
Very good powder for .40 and 9mm. Tried it but Too slow for .45.
Review by Bruce (Posted on 4/14/16)
Alliant Powder - Green Dot - 1 lb$17.25
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150611 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
Green Dot from Alliant is a versatile shotgun propellant that is best used to craft light-recoiling target loads in 10, 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge. This powder is great for introducing new shooters to the clay sports because of its light impulse and tight patterning at relatively long distances. Green Dot is a great addition to the bench and can also covers select handgun calibers such as .45 ACP and .45 Long Colt.
While you're shopping for shotgun powder, be sure to add 209 primers to the same cart for combined HAZMAT shipping.
Hodgdon Powder - H110 - 1 lb$19.75
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU 1101 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 1 lb
H110 from Hodgdon Powder is a versatile choice for loading high velocity magnum pistol calibers as well as high performance .410 bore shotshells. H110 propellant consists of spherical grains which flow easily and meter accurately for consistent groups and tight patterns. H110 is reported to have great downrange accuracy with common magnum calibers like .454 Casull and .460 S&W Magnum while also serving heavier 2-1/2" and 3" loads for competitive .410 use.
My go-to powder and reloading supply store
The powder speaks for itself but what impressed me was the customer service I got. Amazing.
Shipping was by fedex, signature required. I'm good with that.
What really impressed me was that all 4 pounds of powder were from the same lot and that's important in consistency.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some loading to do.
Review by Wirecutter (Posted on 7/22/16)
Hodgdon Powder - TITEWAD - 4 lbs$40.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU TW4 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 4 lbs
Hodgdon's TITEWAD propellant is made up of spherical grains which have been flattened in order to achieve a high amount of energy with a lower charge weight and volume. This powder does great for heavy 12 gauge loads and will burn cleanly with minimal residue and perceived recoil. In addition, TITEWAD powder propels shot at break-neck velocity with superior patterning.
Don't forget to add some of Widener's shotgun primers to your order for convenient combined shipping.
Accurate Reloading Powders - Nitro 100 NF - 4 lbs$44.50
Manufacturer Accurate Manufacturer SKU 0494 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 4 lbs
Accurate Powders has reintroduced the classic Nitro 100 powder with the "NF" tag which stands for "New Formulation" and represents an increase in ignition quality and flow dynamics.
Choose Nitro 100 NF propellant from Accurate Powders for all of your general 12 gauge target shooting needs. Nitro 100 NF consists of a double-base mixture in small disc-shaped granules for easy feeding and a consistently quick burn for perfect propulsion with every trigger pull. Like other Accurate products, Nitro 100 NF was designed from the ground up and is constantly being screen and improved upon in order to benefit shooters and hand-loaders.
Optimize your loads as well as your savings with Widener's by adding some shotgun primers to your powder order.
Winchester Powder - WSF - 4 lbs$48.00
Manufacturer Winchester Manufacturer SKU WSF4 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 4 lbs
Winchester Super-Field (WSF) is the ideal choice for your 20 gauge AA target shells as well as 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 ounce 12 gauge loads for sport shooting with maximum velocity. Like all Winchester powders, WSF is U.S. made and manufactured as a ball propellant for easy flow and precise metering. WSF propellant also performs well in many handgun calibers including .45 ACP, 9x19mm, and .38 Super.
Ramshot Powder - Competition - 4 lbs$53.00
Manufacturer Ramshot Manufacturer SKU R4010 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 4 lbs
Competition powder from Ramshot is a U.S. made product which supports clay-breaking 12 gauge loads as well as common pistol calibers like .380 Auto and .38 Special. Ramshot Competition is a quick-burning, flattened spherical grain propellant which meters consistently, loads effortlessly, and exhibits repeatable performance no matter where your matches or hunts take you. This powder also leaves behind very little residue which makes it a great choice for typical cowboy action pistol cartridges.
Alliant Powder - Steel - 4 lbs$60.50
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150831 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 4 lbs
Take fowl easily and responsibly when you load your shells with Steel propellant from Alliant Powder. Steel powder is a non-toxic alternative to other powders which pairs well with steel shot (or other non-toxic shot material) for shells which won't have a harmful effect on the wetland environments. This powder is great for both 10 and 12 gauge shells and provides high velocity for great terminal effect.
Don't forget to add some 209 primers to your order for combined shipping with a single HAZMAT fee from Widener's.
great steel shot propellant
Probably one of the best prices and in-stock consistencies all around. Will continue to do business with Wideners.com
Review by Nate (Posted on 3/28/16)
Hodgdon Powder - Hi-Skor 800-X - 8 lbs$90.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU 151 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Hodgdon Powder's Hi-Skor 800-X is a versatile choice which is best used in heavy field loads in practically any gauge from 10 to 28. Hi-Skor 800-X propellant is made up of large flake grains which also provide excellent energy for high pressure pistol loads like .40 S&W and .44 Remington Magnum.
Get the best bang for your buck when you buy in bulk and combine primers with your powder order for shipping under a single HAZMAT fee.
Hodgdon Powder - TITEWAD - 8 lbs$93.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU TW8 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
12 gauge reloaders will love the high energy yield that they get from Hodgdon's TITEWAD powder. TITEWAD propellant uses flattened spherical grains for great density and low charge weight in a wide range of heavy 12 gauge loads. This powder is well known to burn cleanly and consistently which not only leaves very little residue but reduces muzzle report and felt recoil while still delivering shot with great velocity and tight patterning.
Widener's keeps shotgun primers in stock as well for your ordering convenience.
I have a friend that uses a lot of Titewad, He gave me 2 boxes of One ounce loads in remington Nitro hulls. Velocity 1.220. They were wonderful, very low recoil, I purchased a 8 lb's. I loaded several rounds at 1200fps using Hodgdon data.. Great patterns, light recoil, metered perfect. Then I loaded 1 1/8 loads between 1,150 and 1.200 fps. These loads were also very good, mild recoil, patterned good and broke a lot of clays.16 yard line and 23 yard line. Hodgdon Data win 209 primers and rem primers. Wideners is very good to do business with. Good service and good prices.
Review by Dean (Posted on 5/13/16)
Great powder, great price, great delivery
Have liked Titewad from the first time I used it. Widner's price is one of the best out there and delivery was great. Looking forward to ordering again.
Review by Clayshooter (Posted on 4/11/16)
Winchester Powder - WSF - 8 lbs$99.75
Manufacturer Winchester Manufacturer SKU WSF8 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Winchester Super Field (WSF) ball propellant is a versatile choice for the most competitive handgun and shotgun reloaders. WSF feeds effortlessly, measures perfectly, and produces excellent velocity in 12 gauge and 20 gauge target loads. In addition, WSF propellant supports many common sporting pistol calibers such as .40 S&W , .38 Super, and .45 ACP.
Get your fill of supplies with no extra HAZMAT charges when you add 209 primers to your bulk shotgun powder orders.
Alliant Powder - Clay Dot - 8 lbs
Regular Price: $120.25
Special Price: $114.25
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150642 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Alliant's Clay Dot powder is a popular choice for 12 gauge loads which combines a high grade formula with an affordable price. Clay Dot propellant is great for light and standard shells and burns cleanly and evenly for consistent performance with every shot fired. This powder is designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States using stringent processes developed during 125 years of chemical processing coupled with the latest in modern technology.
Don't forget to add some shotgun primers to your order so that you can replenish your bench supplies all at once for the best price.
Winchester Powder - Super Handicap - 8 lbs$124.50
Manufacturer Winchester Manufacturer SKU WSH8 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Send shot screaming down range with this high energy Super Handicap propellant from Winchester! Super Handicap powder is used to load factory shells of the same name which are all well known for high velocity performance, tight downrange patterning, and the ability to turn clay targets into orange dust at relatively long distances. As with all Winchester powders, Super Handicap propellant is manufactured in the U.S. as a spherical grain propellant which possesses superior flow characteristics and metering consistency.
Enhance your bulk buying experience even further with the inclusion of 209 primers at no additional HAZMAT shipping cost.
Hodgdon Powder - Hi-Skor 700-X - 8 lbs$125.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU 97008 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Reloaders will love Hi-Skor 700-X for its versatility in loading light target shells in 12 and 16 gauge as well as common low pressure pistol rounds like .45 ACP and .380 ACP. Hi-Skor 700-X is an extruded powder with a nice energy density for clay-breaking field loads and light wing shooting. As with all Hodgdon products, this powder undergoes extensive testing and quality control to ensure every lot performs excellently.
Add some of Widener's shotgun primers to your order and save on shipping and HAZMAT fees!
Alliant Powder - Herco - 8 lbs$131.00
Manufacturer Alliant Manufacturer SKU 150619 Powder Type Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Hodgdon Powder - HS-6 - 8 lbs$136.00
Manufacturer Hodgdon Manufacturer SKU HS68 Powder Type Handgun, Shotgun Powder Weight 8 lbs
Stock your bench smartly with a multi-role powder which will serve the most common shotgun and pistol calibers! Hodgdon's HS-6 is a versatile, fine grain propellant which performs righteously in 10, 12, 20, and 28 gauge shells as well as 9x19mm, .38 Super, 10mm Auto, and many more. This powder's spherical granules make loading case necks a breeze while also contributing to the most consistent and accurate metering possible.
Optimize your supply order just as well as your loads when you add in primers and other components for convenient combined shipping from Widener's!