There is no surprise that the 12 gauge is the most popular and common gauge in the world. In fact, it takes about 50% of the market, with the rest of the gauges all taking up the other half combined. It can be applied to just about any type of shooting environment save long range. While it does not do all of them perfectly, it is an acceptable weapon for almost all applications.
That being said, there are definite trade-offs; ain’t nothing for free, baby. Unlike most all other types of firearms shotguns are more akin to a sledge hammer than a finely tuned instrument. In order to push out big projectiles like 1 ounce slugs and equal sized wads of buckshot, a lot of powder is required. A lot of powder = pain. Pain on the receiving end, pain on the delivering end.
Winchester has dropped the latter considerably without deteriorating the former too much. Their 2 ¾" low recoil buckshot form the Ranger series reduces felt recoil considerably while still pushing nine 00 buckshot pellets downrange at over 1,100 ft/s. This leads to faster follow-up shots, which translates to more rounds downrange when you need it. It is also made using low-flash powder to reduce impairment to night vision.
Buy up this fine ammunition by the case is absolutely the best deal around, and bulk packs are available right here and right now. Grab them up before they are gone because these are a popular commodity for shotgunners.
Review by Maticuno
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