10 Best Shotshell For Trap Shooting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Shotshell For Trap Shooting in 2022


Allen Eliminator Single Box Shotgun Shell Carrier with Molded Frame, Sporting Clay or Trap Shooting Shotgun Shell Carrier

Allen Eliminator Single Box Shotgun Shell Carrier with Molded Frame, Sporting Clay or Trap Shooting Shotgun Shell Carrier
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Allen Company Shotgun shell Bag, Double Compartment, Canvas, clay or trap shooting bag for shotgun shels,Tan

Allen Company Shotgun shell Bag, Double Compartment, Canvas, clay or trap shooting bag for shotgun shels,Tan
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • One compartment fits two standard boxes of shells
  • Other compartment for spent hulls
  • Rugged and durable - polyester lines and PVC trimmed for durability
  • Thick belt with heavy-duty clasp
  • Simple and practical design

Champion Traps and Targets 45850 Champion Trapshooting Single Box Shell Pouch

Champion Traps and Targets 45850 Champion Trapshooting Single Box Shell Pouch
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Hunting Range Gear Ammunition Cases & Cans
  • Choose between nylon or nylon/canvas models
  • Adjustable waist accommodates all shooters
  • Divided compartments for loaded shells and empty hulls
  • Contoured for a snug fit and easy carry
  • Embroidered with the Champion Traps & Targets logo

Allen Company Eliminator Over & Under Hull Bag

Allen Company Eliminator Over & Under Hull Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Holds one box of 12 Gauge shells
  • Two loops for extra shot shells on either side
  • Zip-open mesh bag for fast spent hull removal
  • Spring Clip holds hull bag open, folds flat for storage
  • Perfect for skeet/trap Shooters

Fun Shooting Black Powder Era Shotguns: ScatterShot

Fun Shooting Black Powder Era Shotguns: ScatterShot
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

MOJO Outdoors Pick Stick Magnetic Shotgun Shell Retriever

MOJO Outdoors Pick Stick Magnetic Shotgun Shell Retriever
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Works in water or on dry land
  • Comfortable and convenient handle. Never bend over to pickup hulls again
  • Mojo has developed the most convenient easy way to pick up empty shotgun hulls in the field

TOURBON Canvas Skeet Trap Shooting Pouch Shotshell Holder Ammunition Carrier Cartridge Ammo Bag

TOURBON Canvas Skeet Trap Shooting Pouch Shotshell Holder Ammunition Carrier Cartridge Ammo Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Made of high quality canvas and leather
  • TWO belt attachment points to attach to your belt for carrying
  • Adjustable strap opening allows easy access into the pouch
  • This pouch is ideal for skeet, trap or sporting clays
  • Size:Approx 7.09" x 7.09" x 3.74" Weight:0.2kg

Drymate SB-WBB Two Pocket Shotgun Shell Bag with Belt, One Size

Drymate SB-WBB Two Pocket Shotgun Shell Bag with Belt, One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Sports large pockets to hold multiple shells with an Adjustable belt designed for the range or field
  • Two large pockets hold over fifty shells plus spent shells
  • Features a heavy duty two inch wide web belt
  • Drain holes are in each pocket
  • Made of durable 600 denier polyester

Allen Select Canvas Single Box Shotgun Shell Carrier

Allen Select Canvas Single Box Shotgun Shell Carrier
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Holds a standard box of 25 shells
  • Clips to your belt
  • Perfect for trap and skeet shooters
  • Rugged canvas construction
  • Simple and practical design

Protektor Model Trap/Skeet Shooters Bag Top Grain Leather

Protektor Model Trap/Skeet Shooters Bag Top Grain Leather
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Made in the U.S.A. 100%
  • Made out of Top Grain Leather
  • Has two compartments for 25 shotgun shells & 25 emptys

Guide to Shotgun Ammo: Hex Shot and Slug Loads

A guide to new shotgun ammunition designs on the market.

New shotgun ammo for 2020

New calibers and ammunition drive the firearms industry faster than any other factor. In world shotgunning the calibers seem to be set in concrete. Innovative pellets and slug designs with higher and higher payload velocities keep the buzz going. There has been some really wild stuff appearing in 2020.

The first odd shot shape to be come across was the FN Shells loaded in Belgium. The lead shot is formed into perfectly square-faced cubes and the shell holding them was marked with the label 'Dispersante'. It could be called a spreader load of sorts, designed for upland covers or hunting ducks and geese over decoys and close work. Square and sharp edges and corners has been known to really cut up tissue and organs at close range but the 'Dispersante' concept is back but under a new, improved label.

Hex Shot

Winchester's new cubical-shaped shot, called a hexahedron, or 'Hex' for short has been approved for waterfowl and the Hex features rounded edges and corners which are not sharp. It is more easily stacked inside the shot cup and provides up to 15 percent more non-toxic shot per shell. The 12-gauge Hex loads come in 3" and 3 '½" with 1 3/8" and 1 5/8" ounce payloads of BBs or No 2s at 1,400 fps being introduced under the 'Blind Side' label. The ad copy reads, 'Hex Shot is designed to hit waterfowl like high-velocity tumbling bricks -- creating massive wound channels, preventing over penetration and maximising energy deposit and knock-down shock within the bird'.

To complement the Hex shot is a new wad, 'Blind Side Diamond Cut Wad'. 'Diamond Cut' is a reference to the three diamond-shaped petals along the side of the wad. These displace once the wad exists the muzzle and acts as tiny air brakes separating the wad from the shot column. It is claimed by Winchester that the new wad improves patterns at all ranges.

Slug Loads

The Latvian firm, D Dupleks, and Brenneke offer some new slugs this year. The most interesting of the D. Dupleks' slug design is a clever blending of a polymer wad, core and bore-riding bands with a metallic, lead-free exoskeleton made of steel. This peels out into six cutting blades upon impact. The slug is designed to expend all of its energy within the target and not to exit. The type of slug and what kind of tissue or bone it strikes dictates its terminal effect. The slug is designed either to fragment with the six steel petals shearing off the main body of the slug and follow separate trajectories to create six separate wound channels or stay together as an enlarged cutting machine.

At the SHOT Show was the D. Dupleks' 2 '½" .410 slug loading, the DUP amp; Short Magnum featuring a 110-grain slug with a muzzle velocity of 1,670 fps. The Taurus Judge and Circuit Judge models use the DUPO 7 which has been optimized for them. The .410 slug is designed to expand to 1" in diameter and then to create seven wound channels by fragmenting. This will find an additional home when Smith and Wesson's new 6-shot .410 revolver, the 'Governor' beings to arrive on the dealers' shelves. On offer are a variety D. Dupleks high-tech slugs or the 12, 16 and 20 gauges available from DKG Trading which is their US distributor.

With a variety of new slugs is Brenneke of America. Their slugs are being loaded for them by Polywad for strict quality control purposes. Brenneke slugs are of a more conventional line but highly accurate and stable whether fired from a rifled-shotgun barrel or a smoothbore and still offer deep penetration with minimal deformation.

Brenneke's new catalog is filled with color photographs of comparative slug tests made by Tom Burczynski, who invented bullets like the Hydra-Shok and is the terminal ballistics genius. There are illustrations of terminal performances of five brands of slugs in comparison to its own design. Fascinating data to read through.

New to the line this year are the exciting .410 slug, a new 28-gauge slug and a 12-guage 'Tactical Home Defence' slug. The .410 slug is a '¼ ounce slug at a velocity of 1,500 fps and on its box mentions its applications in both shotguns and revolvers.

As equally handgun compatible will be the 5/8-ounce, 28-gauge slug at a velocity of 1,450 fps when loaded in the 28-gauge 'Raging Judge' revolver just introduced by Taurus . It will be nice to have a slug load for the pleasant shooting 28 gauge.

Reduced recoil slug

Designed for maximum impact the 2-3/4" 12 gauge reduced recoil, Tactical Home Defence loading, and to protect innocent bystanders minimizes over-penetration. It is a full diameter 438 grain slug with a velocity of 1,256 fps, expending all its energy within the first 13" of a block of ballistic gelatine.

For critter control or self-defence many homeowners have an alternative with the non-lethal shotgun ammunition. The maker and marketer Lightfield have a variety of non-lethal rubber and polymer projectiles which include loads for the 20 gauge and 410.

Lightfield like to point out that their projectiles are perfect for pain producing warning shot and minimize danger to innocent bystanders, at close range or delivered to the head, neck, upper chest and spine areas do serious injury.

The .410 1-1/2" loading has four 41-caliber rubber buckshot with a total weight of 42 rains. The buckshot have a velocity of 1,400 pfs if fired from a 18" barrelled shotgun. From a 4" barrelled revolver the velocity was 1,150 fps and from a 2" derringer, 1,000 fps.

The 20-gauge 2-3/4" shell is loaded with two 60-caliber rubber balls with a total weight of 67 grains and from an 18" barrel a velocity of 900 fps.

The 12-guage 2-3/4" loadings include the longer ranging, 730-caliber, hard-rubber slug weighing in at 30 grains and with a velocity of 600 fps and is designed o be shot from cylinder or IC barrels only. With a range of just 15 yards this shorter loading contains a kitchen sponge-looking, multi-fingered rubber stat with a weight of 75 grains and a velocity of 850 fps.

The 2020 innovations are indeed impressive be it lethal or non-lethal shotgun ammunition

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