Winchester AA shotshells have long been known as some of the absolute best target shotshells available. Today, Winchester has developed a revolutionary target shotshell to be added to the AA family. Winchester AA TrAAcker shotshells feature a specially designed wad that captures a small amount of shot to ensure the wad trAAcks the shot cloud down range. Notched helical wad petals stabilize the wad forcing it to travel in the center of the shot cloud. This allows the shooter to better understand misses and is an excellent training aid. Winchester AA TrAAcker shotshells are available with either a black or bright orange wad. The black wad is perfect when used in bright light conditions while the orange wad is best when used in low light conditions such as cloudy days. Uniquely colored hulls allow you to easily identify and differentiate TrAAcker shotshells in your field bag.
Target shotshells are used to break clays, while field shotshells are used for hunting.
Target loads are generally considered to cover shot sizes 9, 8, 7-1/2 and 7. Your choice of shot size will depend on the sporting regulations you are shooting within, the distance of your target, and the chokes in your shotgun. Due to the smaller shot size and therefore greater number of pellets per ounce, some shooters choose to shoot closer targets with smaller shot such as size 9. This ensures a better chance of connecting with the target. For longer targets a heavier, more massive shot is preferred due to its ability to carry momentum further than the lighter, smaller shot.
Velocity of the shot is also a consideration, though it is less significant than the previously mentioned factors. Shotshells with higher velocities will naturally impose upon the shooter greater amounts of recoil.
The caliber of shotguns is measured in terms of gauge (U.S.) or bore (U.K.). The gauge number is determined by the weight, in fractions of a pound, of a solid sphere of lead with a diameter equal to the inside diameter of the barrel. So, a 10 gauge shotgun nominally should have an inside diameter equal to that of a sphere made from one-tenth of a pound of lead. By far the most common gauges are 12 (0.729 in, 18.5 mm diameter) and 20 (0.614 in, 15.6 mm), although .410 (= 67), 32, 28, 24, 16, and 10 (19.7 mm) gauge also exist.
|Bullet Type||Lead Shot|
|Rounds Per Box||25|
|Rounds Per Case||250|