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. Winchester Drylok Waterfowl 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 1-1/2 oz. #BB – 25 Rounds

    Winchester Drylok Waterfowl 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 1-1/2 oz. #BB – 25 Rounds


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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/2 oz.
    Bullet Type BB Shot
    Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl
    Quantity 25
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU SSH12LHBB
    Shot Material Steel
    Shell Length 3-1/2"
    Magnetic Yes
    UPC Barcode 020892017047
    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 3-1/2" 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.

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


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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 $1.20 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.

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