What are the 5 components of a shotgun shell and what are the common sizes?

What are the 5 components of a shotgun shell and what are the common sizes?

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1 month ago #2
Marra M
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Here are the five main parts

Hull/Case
Powder
Primer
Shot-
Wad

Shot shells comes in different length depending on their respective gauges.

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1 month ago #3
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Inside the case:
Primer, powder, powder wad, shot, shot wad

Most common gauges are 12, 20, then 28 and .410

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