|Bullet Weight||Not Applicable|
|Bullet Type||#4 Buck|
|Ammo Caliber||20 Gauge|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1300|
|Cost Per Round||$1.25 per round|
This shell is loaded with 20 pellets of #4 buckshot. #4 buck pellets are 0.24” in diameter (compare that to 00 buck, which is 0.33”). That means more pellets can fit inside a shell, which naturally enables this round to put more holes in its target. #4 buck pellets also carry less momentum than their larger counterparts, so they’re less likely to pass through a threat or several layers of wallboard – definitely an advantage if you’re concerned about overpenetration putting innocent bystanders in harm’s way. NobelSport’s tempered lead is very hard, however, so it resists deformation, patterns tightly, and doesn’t flatten down so much that it can’t punch to an effective depth within its target.
This shell’s 209 primer and clean-burning powder complement one another to deliver a steady 1,300 fps muzzle velocity. Twenty pellets of #4 buck weigh about 414 grains, so you can reasonably expect to transfer over 1,500 ft lbs of energy to a close-range target (that is significantly more powerful than a 223 Rem). NobelSport’s high-quality hulls ought to feed, chamber and extract smoothly in any 20 Gauge shotgun, however it works.