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Shotshell Ammunition

Firing a shotshell is a physical and chemical chain reaction that takes place in a split second.

  • The firing pin strikes the primer, igniting the primer compound.
  • The flame ignites the powder charge, which burns rapidly, creating a high volume of gases.
  • The gases under pressure will expand to the muzzle, seeking the least resistant path to expansion.
  • Because the wad and shot are between the gases and the muzzle, the gases push the shot and wad along.
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