Category - Ammo


Types of Ammunition

The type of ammunition you use will depend on a few different factors. A shooter’s specific use case and type of firearm are the biggest factors that determine the best ammo for a certain situation.

Shotgun Ammunition

Shotgun ammo is normally broken down into 3 main types:

  • Buckshot is a type of shotgun ammunition that is fired from a shotgun. Buckshot is most commonly used for hunting deer and other larger game animals.
  • Birdshot is a type of shotgun ammunition that is fired from a shotgun. It is made up of small pellets, typically 6-8 in number, that are bundled together into a single round. Birdshot is most commonly used for hunting birds and other small game animals.
  • Slugs are a type of shotgun ammunition that is fired from a shotgun. Slugs are basically large bullets that are designed to be fired through the barrel of a shotgun. They are

Rifle Ammunition

There are two types of rifle ammo: rimfire and centerfire:

  • Rimfire ammo has its primer located in the rim of the cartridge
  • Centerfire ammo has its primer located in the center of the cartridge.

Rimfire ammo is generally cheaper than centerfire ammo, and it’s also less powerful. Nowadays, most rifles use centerfire ammunition.

Handgun Ammunition

Handgun ammunition is ammo that is fired through…pistols. Shocking right? There are many different types of caliber bullets used in handguns.


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