12 Gauge Ammo

12 gauge shotshells are versatile tools for every purpose: hunting, self-defense, law enforcement, and even military operations. The 12 gauge has a bore of about .73 inches or 18.53mm; shells for it come in a wide variety of configurations for different purposes. Standard length 2-3/4"" shells offer less firepower than "magnum" 3-inch shells, but produce lower recoil; magnum shells are generally used only for hunting. You'll find 12 gauge ammo for hunters, trapshooters, and self-defense for sale here at Widener's.

In general, 12ga. hunting loads typically fire 8-10 pellets of 00 buckshot at a muzzle velocity of around 1,325 feet per second; self-defense loads often produce around 1,200 feet per second in order to reduce recoil and overpenetration risk. Slugs, on the other hand, fire a large projectile (usually about one ounce) at a much higher velocity to extend the shotgun's reach. Some slugs use a saboted design intended for a rifled barrel only.

While not suited for self-defense or deer hunting, birdshot loads are a great choice for bird hunting or target shooting. 12 gauge shotguns are the standard for sporting clays, a sport vaguely reminiscent of golf that is played over several prepared positions with clay pigeons.

Steel birdshot loads in particular are a must have for waterfowl hunting, as environmental protection laws typically prohibit the use of lead shot in aquatic habitats.

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  1. BioAmmo Lux Lead 12 Gauge 1-1/16 oz. #5 – 250 Rounds

    $129.85

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    Manufacturer BioAmmo
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/16 oz.
    Bullet Type #5 Shot
    Use Type hunting pheasant and similar game, hunting upland birds, turkey hunting
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU BL30-50E
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 8436590220061
    Cost Per Round 51.9¢ per round

    You try and leave your favorite hunting grounds exactly the way you found them. That means you attempt to scoop up all your empty shells, and even your wads when you’re lucky enough to stumble upon them. But nobody’s perfect. Some plastic bits are bound to escape your detection.

    Thanks to BioAmmo, you can now go hunting without leaving any plastic refuse behind. The secret is the Spanish company’s patented biopolymer. This vegetable-based material is completely edible to microorganisms like bacteria and algae. That means if you leave this 12 Gauge ammo’s tubes and wads outside, they’ll vanish within a couple of years.

    This bio-compostable ammo sits safely on the shelf for at least five years. BioAmmo advises against reloading their hulls.

    BioAmmo doesn’t waste such futuristic non-plastic components by loading otherwise inferior hunting ammo. Each shell in this case is loaded with a consistent 1-1/16 ounce column of hard and round #5 shot pellets – a great pick for larger upland game birds. The wad acts to reduce felt recoil by compressing at the base during ignition, and it promotes a denser pattern as it fans out petals to break cleanly from the shot immediately following expulsion from the barrel. (This shell’s 1,312 fps muzzle velocity was actually measured 8.2’ from the muzzle.)

    This European ammo’s packaging has metric measurements. One shell is 70 millimeters (2-3/4”) long and is loaded with 30 grams (1-1/16 oz.) of shot.

  2. BioAmmo Lux Steel 12 Gauge 1-1/16 oz. #3 – 250 Rounds

    $134.85

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    Manufacturer BioAmmo
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/16 oz.
    Bullet Type #3 Shot
    Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU BLS30-30
    Shot Material Steel
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 8436590220436
    Cost Per Round 53.9¢ per round

    This is special 12 Gauge duck hunting ammo. Not just because it’s effective at grounding ducks – it’s also plastic-free, so you’ll never have to worry about littering up your favorite duck hunting grounds again!

    BioAmmo accomplished this feat by developing a unique material they call “biopolymer.” Microorganisms will convert the plant-based substitute for plastic into water, carbon dioxide gas and nontoxic mineral salts if it’s left to sit on the ground or sink underwater. The whole process is odorless, and it takes microbes only two years to completely degrade these shells’ wads and tubes. (This ammo is safe to store under normal climactic conditions for five years, although its hulls are not recommended for reloading.)

    Environmentally-friendly shotshells are decidedly less friendly to ducks, however. Each shell is loaded with a 1-1/16 ounce charge of spherical #3 steel shot pellets, which pattern extra efficiently courtesy of BioAmmo’s petaled wad. BioAmmo’s high quality primer and powder deliver a muzzle velocity in excess of 1,312 fps (the Spanish manufacturer records their muzzle velocity 8.2’ from the actual muzzle).

    This European ammo’s packaging has metric measurements. One shell is 70 millimeters (2-3/4”) long and is loaded with 30 grams (1-1/16 oz.) of shot.

  3. Winchester AA Heavy Target 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz. #8 – 250 Rounds

    $139.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz.
    Bullet Type #8 Shot
    Use Type hunting upland birds, target practice and clay shooting, trapshooting and busting up clays
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU AAM128
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 020892004771
    Cost Per Round 55.9¢ per round

    Whip your skeet and trap shooting into shape with this bulk case of 12 gauge muscle from Winchester. Winchester is an American company with over a century and a half of experience crafting loads that cater to the desires of law enforcement officers, high-stakes hunters, and professional competitors. This 250-round bulk case can be separated into 10 separate boxes which hold 25 rounds each and conveniently fit leather belt pouches and vest pockets that are designed for clay sports.

    Each shell is built using a 209 primer, brass head, and moisture-resistant plastic hull with a universally compatible length of 2-3/4 inches. The shell contains 1-1/8 ounces of #8 shot within the protective cup of the AA wad which also designed to crush in the center and flare at the bottom during the firing process. This, along with a hardening process, protects the shot from deforming, softens felt recoil impulse, and more efficiently captures propellant gases. Rounder shot pellets will group more tightly, maintain energy out to longer ranges, and penetrate deeper into pheasants and other game birds.

  4. Fiocchi 12 Gauge 2-3/4" Blanks – 250 Rounds

    $174.85

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    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight Not Applicable
    Bullet Type Blanks
    Use Type shooting blanks with your shotgun
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU 12BLANK
    Shot Material Less-Lethal
    Primer Type Shotshell
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 762344861166
    Cost Per Round 69.9¢ per round

    Where legal, these 12 gauge blank-firing cartridges be used for filming, early warning tripwire devices, and even fashioned into custom loads by clever reloaders. Since each shell is made using traditional components but lacks projectiles or shot, they are often used for hobby shooting with launchers and other fun devices. Each shell comprises a brass head, 209 primer, and clean-burning powder that is properly contained.

    Blank rounds can be loud and should still be used with hearing protection. That being said, these 12 gauge blanks can also be used to train hunting dogs or camp horses, accustoming them to the sound of gunfire without running off as a reaction. Fiocchi is an Italian manufacturer that supports American shooting sports and economy with their wide range of ammunition.

    This ammo was designed for less-than-lethal use, however, this ammo could still cause serious injury or death under certain uses and scenarios. One such scenario is using it in close proximity to your target. Be sure to handle a shotgun, rifle or pistol that is loaded with less-than-lethal ammunition in the same way you would any other.

  5. Black Aces Tactical 12 Gauge 2 3/4" 00 Buckshot – 250 Rounds

    $205.00

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    Manufacturer Black Aces Tactical
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/5 oz.
    Bullet Type #00 Buck
    Use Type hunting or defending your home
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU BAT-00-1425
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 702706997546
    Cost Per Round 82.0¢ per round

    Lever-action, semi-automatic, pump-action – Black Aces Tactical makes a wide selection of affordable shotguns down in the Sunshine State. And when they wanted to introduce their own branded shotshells to the American market back in 2020, they tagged none other than Clever SLR of Italy. Black Aces Tactical’s black-hulled 12 Gauge shells pack a serious wallop, and they’re a fine pick whether you’re refining your boomstick skills or putting them to work for hunting or home defense!

    These 2-3/4” shells are loaded with nine pellets of 00 buck, a preferred shot size for medium game and personal protection. Each lead pellet slams into a close-range target with over 200 ft lbs of energy – and there are nine of them.

    This shell’s hull is roll crimped, with a tapering profile to promote more reliable feeding and a clear overshot disc to keep its 1-1/5 ounce column of lead double-aught from shifting around too much. This shell also has a long, zinc-plated steel head for improved resistance to corrosion.

    Customer Reviews

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    Great price. Very hot stuff!

    Review by American Patriot (Posted on 7/18/2021)

    Shot well in my Favor tx12.

    Love this ammo. Shot 100 rounds through my new Tavor TX 12 flawless. Would recommend. Will order more soon.

    Review by Bobcat (Posted on 7/13/2021)

  6. NobelSport LE 12 Gauge 2 3/4" 00 Buckshot - 250 Rounds

    $234.85

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    Manufacturer NobelSport
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight Not Applicable
    Bullet Type #00 Buck
    Use Type hunting or defending your home
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU ANS1200BK10
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 837913002889
    Cost Per Round 93.9¢ per round

    The 12 gauge shotgun has been around since the 1870's, making it one of the oldest rounds still in mass use today. Whether you are looking to defend your family, put food on the table, or blast away at clay targets at the range, the 12 gauge is one of the best firearms for close range shooting applications. Proven through extensive military, law enforcement, and civilians use all over the world, the 12 gauge is versatile and reliable.

    NobelSport Italia is one of Italy's oldest and most respected ammunition manufacturers. Their products have been used to win several prestigious competitions, including Olympic gold medals. These 12 gauge Law Enforcement shells are a great, full power option for your home defense shotgun. Each steel-headed hull measures 2-3/4" in length and carries 12 pellets of 00 buckshot. Firing at 1290 feet per second, these shells offer the terminal performance required to stop a threat.

  7. Winchester DryLok Super Steel 12 Gauge 3" 1-3/8 oz. #3 – 25 Rounds

    $26.00

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-3/8 oz.
    Bullet Type #3 Shot
    Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl
    Quantity 25
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU XSM1233
    Shot Material Steel
    Shell Length 3"
    UPC Barcode 020892007772
    Cost Per Round $1.04 per round

    If you're looking for a good load for hunting ducks and other waterfowl, you've come to the right page. This 12 Gauge ammo for sale features a 3" shell with Steel shot. New from Winchester, you will get excellent performance shot after shot as you work your way through all 25 of these rounds. Plus, when you buy from Widener's, you know you'll get fast shipping with a customer service team that stands behind everything we sell.

  8. Winchester DryLok Steel Magnum 12 Gauge 3" 1-1/4 oz. #3 – 25 Rounds

    $29.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/4 oz.
    Bullet Type #3 Shot
    Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl
    Quantity 25
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU XSV1233
    Shot Material Steel
    Primer Type Boxer
    Shell Length 3"
    UPC Barcode 020892007727
    Cost Per Round $1.19 per round

    If you're looking for a good load for hunting ducks and other waterfowl, you've come to the right page. This 12 Gauge ammo for sale features a 3" shell with Steel shot. New from Winchester, you will get excellent performance shot after shot as you work your way through all 25 of these rounds. Plus, when you buy from Widener's, you know you'll get fast shipping with a customer service team that stands behind everything we sell.

  9. Federal Power-Shok 12 Gauge 2 3/4" 1 1/8 Ounce 00 Buckshot - 5 Rounds

    $10.00

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight Not Applicable
    Bullet Type #00 Buck
    Use Type hunting or defending your home
    Quantity 5
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU F127 00
    Shot Material Lead
    Primer Type Shotshell
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 029465009731
    Cost Per Round $2.00 per round

    For nearly one hundred years, Federal has been supplying the American people with high quality ammunition and is now one of the top manufacturers in the USA. These 00 Buckshot Federal Power-Shok shells are manufactured specifically for big game hunting in multiple environments, creating a versatile and inexpensive hunting option.

    Firing at 1325 feet per second, bring down deer, bear, and boar with these 2 3/4" bad boys. With 1 1/8 ounces of 00 buckshot, you should have no trouble killing any animal you so choose. However, 5 rounds doesn't last long. Pick up a few boxes to spread the wealth of Federal!

  10. Winchester Elite Long Beard XR Turkey 12 Gauge 3" 1-3/4 oz. #4 – 10 Rounds

    $24.00

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-3/4 oz.
    Bullet Type #4 Shot
    Use Type turkey hunting
    Quantity 10
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU STLB1234
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 3"
    UPC Barcode 020892021341
    Cost Per Round $2.40 per round

    Winchester produces some of the best shotgun loads in the world and these 3" 12 Gauge rounds are no exception. In this 10 round package, you'll be set for your next trip with your 12 Gauge shotgun. Loaded with Lead shot, these are New rounds that promise reliable firing round after round.

  11. Winchester Long Beard XR 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 2 oz. #5 – 10 Rounds

    $24.75

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 2 oz.
    Bullet Type #5 Shot
    Use Type turkey hunting
    Quantity 10
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU STLB12L5
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 3-1/2"
    UPC Barcode 020892021303
    Cost Per Round $2.48 per round

    An excellent 12 Gauge load manufactured by Winchester that promises excellent performance and reliable feeding/extraction round after round. These are new 3-1/2" shells loaded with Lead shot, you'll have 10 rounds ready for your next turkey hunting.

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