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

    $290.00

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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 $1.16 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.

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

    $30.75

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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 $3.08 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.

  3. Winchester Long Beard XR 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 2 oz. #6 – 10 Rounds

    Winchester Long Beard XR 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 2 oz. #6 – 10 Rounds

    $30.75

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 2 oz.
    Bullet Type #6 Shot
    Use Type turkey hunting
    Quantity 10
    Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge
    Manufacturer SKU STLB12L6
    Shot Material Lead
    Shell Length 3-1/2"
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892021327
    Cost Per Round $3.08 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 turkey hunting. These are New rounds so you can focus on your surroundings knowing that you'll get reliable performance from each round.

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