|Bullet Weight||1 oz.|
|Bullet Type||#2 Buck|
|Ammo Caliber||20 Gauge|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1220|
|Cost Per Round||88.0¢ per round|
This shell is loaded with one ounce of #2 buckshot. To put it another way, it contains fourteen 0.27” diameter solid lead balls. #2 buckshot is not to be confused with #2 bird shot, as the latter pellet is only 0.15” in diameter. Aguila puts “3F” on this box’s label because 3F shot is also 0.27” in diameter.
#2 buck pellets don’t retain quite as much energy as more popular 00 buck, which is to say they don’t hit as hard. But their smaller size does equate to a denser pattern which puts more wound channels into the target. Smaller buckshot is great for hunting in dense vegetation, and it also presents a lower chance of the over-penetration you should try to avoid during a home defense scenario. This shell has more recoil than a target load, but not all situations call for #8 shot!