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A shotgun shell is a self-contained cartridge typically loaded with multiple metallic "shot", which are small, generally spherical projectiles. Traditionally lead was used, but increasingly steel, tungsten or bismuth shot has replaced lead, due to laws designed to protect the environment. A single, large projectile known as a shotgun slug can also be used, and numerous specialty rounds such as less-lethal rounds (e.g. beanbag rounds), flechette rounds, lead-dust rounds for door-breaching are also available. An old non-lethal shotgun load consisted of a shotgun shell loaded with rock salt, which could inflict very painful, but rarely deadly, wounds, and was therefore popular for scaring away trespassers.
Most shotgun shells are designed to be fired from a smoothbore barrel, but dedicated shotguns with rifled barrels are limited to sabot slugs. A rifled barrel will increase the accuracy of sabot slugs, but makes it unsuitable for firing shot, as it imparts a spin to the shot cup, causing a centrifugal force that makes the shot cluster disperse. A rifled slug uses rifling on the slug itself so it can be used in a smoothbore shotgun. Specialty shotgun ammunition includes non-lethal rounds available in the form of slugs made of low-density material, such as rubber.
looking to pickup some cheap range birdshot and home defense buckshot to test out my first shotgun (benelli supernova)
This is my first shotgun I’ve ever owned so still figuring out load types, but any cheap range ammo would be fine and any decent buckshot for home defense works...
I'm looking for high velocity birdshot that is:
-2 or bigger
*I will pay/trade extra for Wincester Blind Side High Velocity.*
I would like to buy as many shells as possible, and I have up to 500 rounds of 9mm, as well as cash. Please PM me with a phone number. Thanks!
I have 400+ LBS of reclaimed birdshot in 25# containers.
Its uncleaned and mixed sizes.
Trade for factory ammo (7.62x39, 5.45x39, .223/5.56, .308/7.62).
Routinely in the Oly-to-Tukwila area...
All SPF - Nitro_Guns & Caveman_Jim
I have a few nuisance animals (snakes, birds) hanging around my home, don't worry, none are a protected class. I will soon have my Silencerco Hybrid and I have already picked up a threaded 9mm barrel. Has anyone ever shot CCI bird shot through a suppressor? I live out of the city but have...