This shell contains exactly three pellets of 000 buckshot. That is a 0.36” diameter lead ball which weighs approximately 70 grains – quite different from a pellet of 00 buck, which is 0.03” narrower in diameter and weighs 16.2 grains less. The shell’s shot column will strike a close-range target with over 700 ft lbs of kinetic energy when fired from a shotgun’s barrel, and such heavy pellets retain plenty of momentum over longer distances. All in all, the short 2-1/2” shell is powerful enough to put a premature end to any coyote’s (or home invader’s) career.
This round features a traditional felt wad, brass-plated steel cap, and smooth plastic tube that ends in a smooth-feeding roll crimp. (Winchester identifies this shell’s shot as steel on their site, but it is in fact made of lead.)
Posted On: 6/25/2023 By: michael filippini