Our Winchester Super-X .410 buckshot is sold by the box, each of which contains five shotshells. The shotshells are manufactured in the United States by Winchester at the Centerfire Operations Facility in Oxford, Mississippi. Winchester is one of America’s most reliable, trusted brands and has been manufacturing firearms and ammunition since the 1800s.
The .410 buckshot contains three lead pellets that are fired at a rate of 1300 fps, making it a superb defensive round for any .410 bore shotgun or the Taurus Judge revolver. Consider these shotshells for:
- Home defense
- Recreational Shooting
Shotshell is another term for shotgun shells, a cartridge containing lead shot or slugs that is specifically manufactured to be fired from a shotgun. Typically, shotshells consist of a plastic casing and a brass covering that encases a primer, gunpowder, wadding (to act as a gas seal) and the shot (projectile).
When dealing with rifle and handgun ammunition, many people are familiar with the term caliber, which refers to a measure of the internal diameter of the barrel. With shotguns, shotshells are most often measured in “gauge.” Gauge refers to the weight of a pure lead ball that is the same size as the internal diameter of the shotgun barrel. It is measured in fractions of one pound. Therefore, a 12 gauge shotgun means that a pure lead ball weighing 1/12 of a pound is the same size as the internal diameter of the barrel. A 20 gauge shotgun will house a pure lead ball weighing 1/20 of a pound, and so on. The smallest shotgun gauge that is widely available is .410, which is mathematically in between a 67 or 68 gauge.
Birdshot vs. Buckshot
Shotshells contain different sizes of shot (projectiles) depending on the intended target. Birdshot refers to a range of shot sizes, with the intended target being birds and other small game. Buckshot refers to a shot that is intended for deer and other larger game.