Buy hunting ammunition
Hunting ammunition and hunting weapons are inextricably linked. Of course it is important to choose the right ammunition for your hunting weapon.
Hunting ammunition is available for:
- Hunting shotguns (shot ammunition) suitable for hunting small game
- Hunting bullet guns (bullet ammunition) capable of hunting large game (except for small calibre such as .22 and 223)
1. Shot ammunition
You purchase shot ammunition based on your calibre shotgun and the desired cartridge-number. The choice of shot ammunition depends on the calibre (diameter) of your shotgun. The most common and permitted calibres to hunt with are the calibres of:
- 12 mm
- 6 mm
- 20 mm
The higher the number, the smaller the size of the shot inside the cartridge, but the more shot the cartridge contains. A high number such as a six or a seven therefore gives more spread, but has less impact. A low number like 3 or 4 (for example geese) has a lot of impact, but less spread. The numbers vary from 00 (double zero) to 9 (also called sparrow dust).
An exception are the so-called Brennekes. These are solid bullets that can be shot with a shotgun. Brennekes also have a disadvantage: they lose accuracy at distances greater than fifty metres.
Since the use of lead is prohibited in the Netherlands and some other country’s cartridges are made of steel or bismuth. The tubes in which the shot is located (the wads) are nowadays mostly made of plastic. Since these are often left behind in the field, more and more manufacturers are experimenting with environmentally friendly biodegradable wads. An example of this is Gamebore Silversteel Fibre.
The following brands are reformed suppliers of hunting ammunition:
- Eley Hawk
- Hull Cartridges
- Sellier & Bellot
2. Bullet Ammunition
Bullet are purchased based on the right calibre and the type of bullet and bullet-point. It is important that you keep in mind which game species you want to hunt.