100 Rounds of 12ga Ammo by Federal Shorty Shotshell - #4 Buck

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Ammo Overview

Ammo Quantity - 100 rounds per case; 10 rounds per box
Ammo Manufacturer - Federal
Shot Load - #4 Buck
Shell Length - 1-3/4"
Muzzle Velocity - 1,200 fps


Teeny tiny shotshell. Big close-range stopping power! The Shorty Shotshell by Federal is only 1-3/4” long, but it still packs a ferocious punch in the form of 15 #4 buckshot pellets. This shell is a great option for hunters and home defenders who are averse to powerful recoil, and its small size will let you effectively increase your shotgun’s magazine capacity without actually having to modify its magazine!*

This shell launches 15/16 ounces of 0.24” diameter lead balls at a velocity of 1,200 fps. That is a smaller amount of shot and a lower muzzle velocity than a full-size, full-power shell. Still, this is a round that can dump well over 1,200 ft lbs of energy into a close-range target – about four times the minimum recommended for self-defense – and its smaller buckshot pellets pose a lower risk of potentially dangerous over-penetration than standard 00 buck.

*This ammo will not cycle in semi-automatic shotguns. Some pump-action models require an extra part to feed 1-3/4” shells.

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Posted On: 3/8/2023 By: Robert Adams

A: Thanks for reaching out Robert! A Mossberg 500 will only fire mini shells if it is outfitted with an adapter. The OPSol Mini-Clip works excellently: https://www.opsolmini-clip.com/product/opsol-mini-clip-2-0-flex/. A Remington 870 may cycle mini shells reliably, but it's more likely to jam. This helpful fellow on YouTube explains why in full detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxdN5dBKszU&ab_channel=mixup98

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