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At The Hunting and Fishing Connection, we know that a shotgun only reaches its full potential when used with the right ammo. That is why we carry a wide variety of types of high quality shotgun ammunition for our customers. Our wide selection of discount ammo includes ammunition from many leading manufactures including Brenneke, Federal Cartridge, Hornady, Remington, and Winchester Ammo in many sizes and variations. Shop our discount shotgun ammo online today to find the ammunition you need without breaking the bank.

Tips for Choosing the Best Shotgun Ammo

One of the advantages of using a shotgun over other types of weapons is that the shotgun is a very flexible tool. You are not limited to shooting just one bullet or bolt at your target. You can mix and match ammunition types, chokes, and other settings, so that you can get the kind of penetration, stopping power, spread, and other characteristics that you are after. Given the way a shotgun works, you can more precisely adapt it to the kind of game that you are hunting or the particular purpose that you plan to use it for. The downside to this flexibility, however, is that the choice of shotgun ammunition may be somewhat confusing at first.

Over time, and with greater familiarity with your weapon, you will be in a better position to more precisely calibrate your shotgun ammunition purchases. Even at the beginning, however, there are some factors to keep in mind when choosing from among the various ammo options available. Here are some of those important factors.

Start with Your Intended Target or Use

When you plan your shotgun ammunition purchase, you will need to start by figuring out what exactly you might be shooting at. You want to buy ammunition that has enough power to get the job done, but not too much power. For example, if you are planning on hunting wild birds or small animals, then you are going to need fairly minimal stopping power. If you plan hunting deer or other larger animals, then you will need something that offers more force. You will also want to determine what kind of spread pattern you are going to want from your shotgun. Some shotgun ammo will allow each shot to cover a wider area, which can be helpful if you are targeting multiple, small animals. However, that kind of spread would damage much of the meat if used for deer hunting.

Select Between Birdshot, Buckshot, or Shotgun Slugs

Once you have figured out what kind of power and spread you want to achieve, you can begin to take a look at the types of shotgun ammo for sale. If you need a larger spread pattern, then you are going to want to look for shot shells. This type of ammo allows you to hit more targets as long as they are clumped together. For example, birdshot shells will allow you to multiple fire smaller sized pellets that are perfect for fowl and other smaller animal targets. On the other hand, shot shells containing buckshot fire larger pellets, which would be more suitable for larger game, such as wild dogs or similar sized animals. Finally, if you want to fire only one bullet per shot, you will want to look for shotgun slugs.

Learn More About Shotgun Ammunition & Shop Our Discount Shotgun Ammo Online

This discussion really only scratches the surface of the process of choosing the best shotgun ammo. For more detailed advice and help buying the best shotgun ammo, contact us online, and we can answer all of your questions about all of our discount ammo and hunting gear.

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