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. Sterling 12 Gauge 1-1/8 oz. #8 – 250 Rounds

    $123.85

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    Manufacturer Sterling
    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 1232G8
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 8698779950842
    Cost Per Round 49.5¢ per round

    Many situations demand a supersonic volley of #8 lead shot. Do you see a quail when you just so happen to be hunting for quail? Better treat the unfortunate bird to a supersonic volley of #8 lead shot. Or has an orange clay disc started flying in front of you? You already know what to do: supersonic volley of #8 lead shot.

    This 12 Gauge shotshell is loaded with #8 lead shot (supersonic muzzle velocity). Sterling isn’t the best known name in the American gun world, but they’re a very large Turkish manufacturer and have all the equipment necessary to cast hard and spherical shot pellets – two attributes which are responsible for these shells’ consistently tight patterns.

    These shells perform even more consistently courtesy of their standardized charges of fast-burning powder, non-corrosive primers, and tough extruded plastic hulls. Sterling’s hulls have brass-plated heads that won’t corrode over the course of long-term storage.

  2. NobelSport 12 ga 2 3/4 1 1/8oz #7.5 - 250 Rounds

    $133.85

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    Manufacturer NobelSport
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz.
    Bullet Type #7-1/2 Shot
    Use Type target practice and clay shooting
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU ANSF1275
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 837913003015
    Cost Per Round 53.5¢ per round

    An excellent 12 Gauge load manufactured by NobelSport that promises excellent performance and reliable feeding/extraction round after round. These are new 2-3/4" shells loaded with Lead shot, you'll have 250 rounds ready for your next target practice and clay shooting.

  3. Fiocchi Heavy Target Shooting Dynamics 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz. #8 – 250 Rounds

    $139.85

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    Manufacturer Fiocchi
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz.
    Bullet Type #8 Shot
    Use Type trapshooting and busting up clays
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU 12SD18H8
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 762344852836
    Cost Per Round 55.9¢ per round

    Start your season off right with a 250-round case of 12 gauge target shells made by a company you can trust. Fiocchi has been in business since 1876 and has long been a supporter of modern shooting sports both in Europe and in the United States. As such, these loads are supported by decades of experience but tailored to contemporary specifications using high-grade components like factory-rolled brass heads, protective plastic hulls, and recoil-reducing wad and powder combinations.

    Each shell contains 1-1/8 ounces of #8 lead shot which is commonly used for medium-range clay work at club ranges and matches. With an extended hull length of 2-3/4 inches, these shells are compatible with the widest range of 12 gauge shotguns available. This lends optimum performance to top-shelf sporting and fouling pieces but allows tactical-class shotguns to enjoy the fun as well. This case breaks down into ten 25-round boxes for convenient storage and distribution.

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

    $144.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz.
    Bullet Type #8 Shot
    Use Type target practice and clay shooting, trapshooting and busting up clays
    Quantity 250
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU AA128
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 020892004849
    Cost Per Round 57.9¢ per round

    When you want something incredibly powerful to defend your family, put food on the table, or just blast trap and skeet at the range with your buddies, the 12 gauge shotgun is the perfect firearm for you. This shotgun has been used in militaries, law enforcement agencies, and by civilians for almost one hundred fifty years, making it one of the oldest and most proven firearms in the world. With the power and phenomenal payload that comes with this shotgun, you have everything you need.

    Winchester has been around since 1855 and is one of America's oldest ammunition manufacturers, not to mention one of the most trusted and popular. When you use Winchester rounds, you are getting some of the most reliable ammo in the nation. These 2 3/4", 1 1/8 ounce, Winchester AA Light Target, #8 shot shells fire at 1330 feet per second, great for smashing clay targets and blasting stationary targets to your heart's content. With these shells, you will have no problem breaking clay after clay.

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

    Regular Price: $195.85

    Special Price: $159.85

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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 63.9¢ 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.

  6. NobelSport Low Recoil 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 00 Buckshot – 250 Rounds

    $172.00

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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 ANSLR1200BK25
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 837913002506
    Cost Per Round 68.8¢ per round

    Wanting a low recoil 12 Gauge shotshell doesn’t mean you’re not tough. It just means you’d like to steer clear of fatigue while you’re sharpening your skills at the range – or deal with less muzzle flip while you’re trying to keep a bead drawn on a home invader. That’s why NobelSport’s low recoil double-aught shells will help you out whether you’re training, competing, hunting, defending your homestead or teaching a younger shooter the ropes!

    This shotshell is loaded with 1-3/16 ounces of 00 buck, which amounts to nine pellets. That alongside its 1,200 fps muzzle velocity means it’s not poised to generate a great deal of recoil energy during ignition, although its tempered lead balls are still going to deal plenty of damage to their target.

    NobelSport further softens this shell’s kick by loading it with their own even-burning C7 powder, as well as the BIOR wad which compresses to absorb recoil energy. The Italian manufacturer’s responsive primers and straight, strong tubes can both be trusted in the field or during a self-defense scenario, and 250 rounds will give you plenty to train with!

  7. Nobelsport 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 00 Buck - 250 Rounds

    $174.85

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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 ANSLR1200BK
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 837913002865
    Cost Per Round 69.9¢ per round

    The 12 gauge has been around since the 1870's, and with its age has come constant improvements, making it one of the best firearms available. With its incredible short range capability, the 12 gauge is a multipurpose firearm used by militaries, law enforcement professionals, hunters and sports shooters.

    NobelSport Italia has been around for well over one hundred years and produces high quality ammunition. In fact, their ammo has been used to win numerous shooting matches and has been used in the Olympics multiple times. This 12 gauge low recoil buckshot is a great choice for self defense applications. Each steel-headed hull measures 2-3/4" in length and has a lighter powder charge than traditional hunting buckshot rounds. This allows for more control and better follow up shots. Pick up this 250 round case today!

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

    $179.85

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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 71.9¢ 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

    High velocity, but sticks in the chamber after firing

    These appear to be high-quality shells. The only negative is that the brass base is longer than normal, and after it has expanded it sticks in the chamber. I have a double-barrel over and under, and strangely it only sticks in the bottom barrel's chamber.

    Review by PaulK (Posted on 8/29/2021)

    Hot stuff

    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)

  9. Rio Royal Low Recoil 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 00 Buck – 250 Rounds

    $189.85

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    Manufacturer Rio Ammunition
    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 RBLR129
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 8435101602204
    Cost Per Round 75.9¢ per round

    This 12 gauge ammunition from Rio Royal is a great choice for tactical training and defensive use due to its low-recoil configuration. With reduced power compared to hunting loads, these 2-3/4" shells deliver enough energy to stop an assailant while maintaining a moderate level of penetration that reduces the risk of collateral damage to property or bystanders.

    Each shell in this case of 250 fires 9 pellets of 00 buckshot at a muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet per second.

    Rio Royal shotshells are made in both the USA and Spain and enjoy a good reputation for accuracy and reliability.

  10. Winchester PDX1 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1 oz. 00 Buck – 10 Rounds

    $17.50

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 1 oz.
    Bullet Type #00 Buck
    Use Type hunting
    Quantity 10
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU S12PDX1
    Shot Material Lead
    Primer Type Boxer
    Shell Length 2-3/4"
    UPC Barcode 020892020078
    Cost Per Round $1.75 per round

    An excellent 12 Gauge load manufactured by Winchester that promises excellent performance and reliable feeding/extraction round after round. These are new 2-3/4" shells loaded with Lead shot, you'll have 10 rounds ready for your next hunting.

  11. Winchester Super-X 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 2-1/4 oz. 00 Buck – 5 Rounds

    $18.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    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 XB12L00
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 3-1/2"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892007116
    Cost Per Round $3.77 per round

    A great option for your 12 Gauge shotgun! These Winchester rounds have a shell_length of 3-1/2" and are loaded with Lead shot that make them an ideal choice for hunting or defending your home. These are New rounds so you can focus on your surroundings knowing that you'll get reliable performance from each round.

  12. Winchester Double-X 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 00 Buck - 5 Rounds

    Winchester Double-X 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 00 Buck - 5 Rounds

    $24.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    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 SB12L00
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 3-1/2"
    UPC Barcode 020892017306
    Cost Per Round $4.97 per round

    If you've got a 12 gauge shotgun that can take 3-1/2" shells, this Winchester Double-X load is the ideal close-range deer or predator load. These magnum shells have a bit more reach and pack a bigger punch than 2-3/4" cartridges, though they also produce more recoil--not a big deal if your first shot brings that buck down!

    Each shell in this box of 5 fires 15 pellets of 00 buckshot at a high muzzle velocity of 1,450 feet per second. This results in a dense, fast-moving shot pattern ideal for hunting.

    Winchester Double-X ammo is loaded in Oxford, Mississippi using polymer Grex buffering and high grade powders.

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