20 Gauge Shotgun Shells

The 20 gauge is the choice of many hunters for upland game and deer. This light recoiling and versatile gauge has been making headway into the self defense market with new specialty ammunition designed for personal defense.
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  1. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $67.50 Price
    13
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    • 27¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT207
    • UPC 020892016309
  2. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $67.50 Price
    14
    In stock now
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 27¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT208
    • UPC 20892004863
  3. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 250 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #7 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $72.45 Price
    16
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    • 3/4 oz.
    • #7 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
  4. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    Qty:

    $8.00 Price
    66
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG209
    • UPC 029465019389
  5. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.00 Price
    65
    In stock now
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT208
    • UPC 020892016316
  6. Estate Cartridge 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.00 Price
    82
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Estate Cartridge
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 32¢ Cost Per Round
    • Estate Cartridge SKU GTL20 9
    • UPC 604544367492
  7. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $8.25 Price
    67
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #7 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 33¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG2517
    • UPC 029465026431
  8. Winchester AA Target 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $83.00 Price
    16
    In stock now
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #1 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
  9. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of #7 1/2 Shot Ammunition

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    $8.50 Price
    60
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Heavy Game
    • 34¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU UC202SI 7.5
    • UPC 029465028916
  10. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #7 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $87.00 Price
    2
    In stock now
    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #7 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 34.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WF2087
    • UPC 50029465023848
  11. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.75 Price
    60
    In stock now
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU TRGT207
    • UPC 020892016293
  12. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.75 Price
    82
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Discount Shot
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU TG20 7.5
    • UPC 029465027766
  13. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $8.75 Price
    62
    In stock now
    • 35¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XU208
    • UPC 020892013438
  14. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of #8 Shot Ammunition

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    $89.00 Price
    2
    In stock now
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 35.6¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AAH208
    • UPC 50020892009627
  15. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #7 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $9.00 Price
    84
    In stock now
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #7 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
  16. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $9.60 Price
    21
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Discount Shot
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 38.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 20VIPH8
    • UPC 762344704753
  17. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $11.25 Price
    75
    In stock now
    • 7/8 oz.
    • #1 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 45¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA208
    • UPC 020892004443
  18. Federal 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3/4 oz. #7 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $12.00 Price As low as $11.50 in bulk
    50
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • Waterfowl
    • 3/4 oz.
    • #7 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 46¢ to 48¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU WF2087
    • UPC 029465023843
  19. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #8 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $12.50 Price
    76
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    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #8 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203HV8
    • UPC 762344707969
  20. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #7-1/2 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $13.25 Price As low as $12.50 in bulk
    30
    In stock now
    • 50¢ to 53¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203HV75
    • UPC 762344707952
  21. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 7/8 oz. #4 Shot (Steel) Ammunition

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    $15.00 Price
    39
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    • 7/8 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU WEX2034
    • UPC 020892017283
  22. Rio Ammunition 20 Gauge Ammo - 250 Rounds of #1 Buck Ammunition

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    $155.00 Price
    5
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    • 250 Rounds
    • Made by Rio Ammunition
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • #1 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 62¢ Cost Per Round
    • Rio Ammunition SKU RB209
  23. Rio Ammunition 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $17.00 Price
    7
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Rio Ammunition
    • Upland Game
    • 1 oz.
    • #9 Shot Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 68¢ Cost Per Round
    • Rio Ammunition SKU RC209
    • UPC 8435101602518
  24. Fiocchi 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $17.50 Price
    68
    In stock now
    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #4 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 203GP4
    • UPC 762344702483
  25. Rio Ammunition 20 Gauge Ammo - 25 Rounds of #1 Buck Ammunition

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    $19.50 Price
    53
    In stock now
    • 25 Rounds
    • Made by Rio Ammunition
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • #1 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • 78¢ Cost Per Round
    • Rio Ammunition SKU RB209
    • UPC 8435101607612
  26. Winchester 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 3/4 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $5.50 Price As low as $5.25 in bulk
    69
    In stock now
    • $1.05 to $1.10 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X20RSM5
    • UPC 020892000421
  27. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of #3 Buck Ammunition

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    $5.60 Price As low as $5.45 in bulk
    82
    In stock now
    • 5 Rounds
    • Made by Remington
    • Discount Buck Shot
    • #3 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.09 to $1.12 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 20B3
    • UPC 047700020204
  28. Federal 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 3/4 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $5.75 Price As low as $5.00 in bulk
    42
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    • $1.00 to $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PB203RS
    • UPC 029465025274
  29. Remington 20 ga Ammo - 5 Rounds of 5/8 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $6.50 Price
    60
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    • $1.30 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP20RS
    • UPC 047700021102
  30. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 10 Rounds of 1-1/4 oz. #5 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $13.95 Price As low as $13.50 in bulk
    20
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    • 1-1/4 oz.
    • #5 Shot Bullet
    • 3" Shell Length
    • $1.35 to $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X203XCT5
    • UPC 020892011045
  31. Winchester 20 Gauge Ammo - 5 Rounds of #3 Buck Ammunition

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    $7.00 Price
    60
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    • #3 Buck Bullet
    • 2-3/4" Shell Length
    • $1.40 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB203
    • UPC 020892007154
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History of 20 Gauge Ammunition

The 20 gauge shotgun holds a special place in the hearts of many shotgunners as this was the gauge many took their first shots with. Today, it continues to be the choice of many hunters and competition shooters.

Like most all other firearms, the 20 gauge started off as a 0.615 inch diameter muzzle loader. It evolved along with the 10, 12 and 16 gauges into paper cartridges and then to today's familiar yellow plastic hulls. Interestingly, the color yellow for 20 gauge shells is very intentional, it is used to make sure that shooters of larger bore guns don't accidentally chamber a 20 gauge shell and damage their shotgun and possibly harm themselves.

The 20 gauge is most likely to be found hunting birds, small game and the ever elusive clay pigeon. The most common reason hunters and competitors use the 20 gauge over the more powerful 12 and 16 gauges is recoil. Many shooters will describe the recoil of the 20 gauge to be about half that of the 12 gauge when fired out of the same type of shotgun. Another advantage of the 20 gauge is that the gun itself does not need to be as heavy as the larger shotguns; many 20 gauge shotguns can weigh one, two or even several pounds lighter than a comparable 12 gauge.

Some shooters will argue that the lighter payload and smaller charge will equate to a less effective cartridge. This can be argued with the fact that many successful hunts have been made with the 20 gauge on animals ranging from dove to deer. The 20 gauge slug is a great example of the power contained in this cartridge. A great way to think of it is that a 5/8 ounce slug that has a muzzle velocity of about 1500 feet per second is ballistically speaking, almost identical to the .454 Casull.

Today's shooters can find an incredible variety of ammunition for their 20 gauge shotguns. The shot sizes range from large buckshot to diminutive #8 and #9, suitable for small birds and skeet shooting. Some manufacturers like Federal and Winchester are also recognizing the value of the 20 gauge in home defense and are including it in their personal protection product lines. Whether going afield or never leaving the house, a 20 gauge is a great choice for virtually any application.

Discuss 20 Gauge Shotgun Shells by adding your comment to the 3 comments below or by asking a new question

Genghis Jon Pathfinder ( Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:31:13 +0000 ) : Can rifled slugs be used in a Eastfeild model 916 with 3inch chamber?
Jonathan Brown ( Fri, 07 Jun 2013 04:25:13 +0000 ) : yaes
Bill McGiffin ( Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:39:42 +0000 ) : Remington Buck Hammer 20 ga sabot shotgun shells. like to buy 10 boxes.
20 Gauge Shotgun Shells Ammo Customer Reviews
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  • Saiga D said: "This is the largest pellet size buckshot I have found for a 20 ga, but its only between #2 and #1 buck. 9 pellets of 00 weighs 1.10 oz and are .330" while these are .290" and weigh .750 oz. I cut one open to check it out. Affordable stuff though and prob great for home defense with little recoil."