Here's a collection of the best shotshell choices for shooting clays.
Want to hit more clay targets?
Well, you need to practice, and you need the shells to do it with. We searched high and low and found these five best shotshell picks for the clay shooter.
Whether you shoot clay pigeons for hunting season prep, recreational fun, or you're a professional competitor, shotshell prices are always on your mind. Quality should be another major factor in what shotshells we buy.
Take a look at these great shotshell buys and ask yourself, do you want to break more clays?
Many shooters love a light-kicking 20 gauge for busting clays. This Winchester load of #9 shot will pulverize any clay pigeon within range. Winchester AA shotshells have been the hallmark of quality for many decades now, and they are still a great pick for any shotgun shooter to this day.
Winchester AA Super Sports throw a heavy load of shot, and are great for when you pick things up a notch. How does 1 1/8 ounces of #8 shot from the famous AA shotshell sound? We can hear those clays breaking all the way from here.
Federal Game Loads are a great dual purpose load for all shotgun sports. With lead shot sizes #6, #7.5 and #8, a one ounce payload from a 12 gauge shotgun will get the job done quite well.
Federal's Top Gun Target loads offer the smaller bore shooter a choice between 7/8 ounces of #8 or #9 lead shot. With a muzzle velocity of 1,210 fps, that payload will get there in a hurry.
Are you a .410 bore shooter? That small shotgun needs good ammunition for consistent hits on small targets. Winchester is up to the challenge with a 1/2 ounce load of either #4, #5, #6, or #7 size shot. With that kind of variety out of a 2.5" length .410 load you are well armed for clay pigeon shooting at moderate ranges.