Shotgun Shell Visual Comparison

4ga sure looks menacing!

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jet205 December 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

the 4 ga is for elaphant hunting in africa


Lil Hunter November 10, 2017 at 07:22 am

I’ve never seen 4 gauge


jet205 December 4, 2011 at 11:02 am

i have a 20 gauge that shoots like acharm for derr hunting


jet205 December 8, 2011 at 08:17 pm

you would think the a guage would be bigger like the 20 gauge shell bigger then the 28 guage.


Reece April 11, 2013 at 05:26 pm

I actually want a 28 gauge, I shot a 20 gauge, but not a 28 gauge, I think the shells are very similar, but the 20 gauge has a bit more length in circumference


Eric October 1, 2012 at 07:31 am

The guage is caluclated by the amount of lead shot the size of the bore that is needed to matke up one pound. Therefore, the smalle the size of the bore, the higher the number of lead balls is needed. So the smaller 28 ga, needs 28 lead balls the size of the bore to make 1lb, where as the larger 12 ga, needs only 12. Hope this helps. Which btings us to a .410, which os a caliber, not a guage.. but as it is a shotgun they use the name guage to avoid confusion.



BOB October 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Lets say a few large fellows come to my house and my pulls out her shotgun tactical 9shot. What would the best shell she would want in it, to put them away for good? Lets just say!


Alaska January 21, 2014 at 03:31 am

3″ 12 GA Black Magic Magnum 1 3/8 oz 76mm


Alaska January 21, 2014 at 03:32 am

3″ 12 GA Black Magic Slug 1 3/8 oz 76mm


george steventon January 9, 2013 at 12:01 am

Never had a shotgun before , i need one for Home Protection. I found a 20 guage that im intersted in. I wonder witch one is best, 12 Gauge , 20 Gauge or 410 , can i get some advice from anyone,Thank’s Sincerly , GeorgeSteve.


Reece April 11, 2013 at 05:40 pm

Well, a 12 gauge has the most buckshot while the 20 gauge is a bit smaller. I recommend the 12 or 20 gauge for heavy-duty home protection. The .410 is a decent shotgun, but probably not the best for home protection. I also recommend a pump action shotgun. Remember that you can make any choice you desire.


Jimmy June 27, 2013 at 05:22 pm

A 10 Gauge Mag. will take out and you will not come back.


Alaska January 21, 2014 at 03:39 am

But I can say is it is Like Dodge, Ford, Chevy Truck. All are good to each of its own. p here in Alaska I have to say the 870 Rem Exp. Mag or Super Mag can take a beating and keep on shooting straight, 20 years after I have nothing but great things to say about these shotguns. All my family members at 12 get one, and we will pass them on to our grandchildren’s children’s. But remember each make has the same story, but I really do not know too many people bad mouthing these Rem. 870’s.


JL April 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Can I use this shell picture in book I am writing about gun laws? Please let me know. JL


ENDO-Mike March 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

The person who left that comment was not me. This is not my picture, so I can’t give you permission.


Lil Hunter November 10, 2017 at 07:20 am

I have a Winchester 20 gauge speed pump


David January 9, 2020 at 05:38 pm

Question . I have a model 12 / 16ga that has a chamber of 2 7/8” Do you have any idea where I could purchase some of those shot shells?



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