|Bullet Weight||Not Applicable|
|Bullet Type||#00 Buck|
|Ammo Caliber||12 Gauge|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1145|
|Cost Per Round||$2.40 per round|
This shell unleashes nine pellets of 00 buckshot at a muzzle velocity of 1,145 fps. That alone makes it a force to be reckoned with, but Winchester enhances their Defender shell’s performance in a couple of crucial ways. First, this shell’s shot pellets are copper-plated. That makes them extremely hard, so they’re poised to resist deformation that could have harmed accuracy as well as penetrate soft tissue extra deeply. Second, this shell’s shot is buffered. In simpler terms, soft, granulated material in the shot column absorbs recoil energy so those nine pellets of double-aught can stay even rounder and pattern more tightly.
This shell’s wad promotes a very consistent pattern, and it collapses at the base to help reduce felt recoil. That’s going to give you a welcome advantage as you’re firing quickly, as you won’t have to spend very much time restoring your aim after each shot. Top it all off with a strong hull and a sensitive primer, and you’ve got the perfect ammo for your home defense boomstick.