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Low Pressure 12 gauge 2.5" Bismuth - 20 rounds

Low Pressure 12 gauge 2.5" Bismuth - 20 rounds

Regular price $65.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $65.99 USD
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Proudly announcing our new 12 gauge 2-1/2” bismuth field load. Hand loaded one at a time with premium American made components. We've proof tested this bad boy to 6,100 PSI in order to shoot safely in your old Parker, L.C. Smith, LeFevre or other damascus and twist steel shotguns. Your next wing shooting adventure will be a memorable one with a perfect balance of speed, pressures, and payload.


Load specs:

12 gauge 2-1/2" 

1-1/8 ounce bismuth

1300 FPS 

6,100 PSI

20 round box

Roll crimped


Pellet count and application:

#2-- 112 pellets (Geese and large ducks (pass shooting))

#4-- 174 pellets (large and medium ducks)

#5-- 222 pellets (medium, small ducks (over decoys), pheasant)

#6-- 286 pellets (teal and upland game)


Usage and warnings

WARNING: Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.

DANGER: Fire or projection hazard. Inhalation or ingestion causes damage to nervous system, kidney, and hematopoietic system through prolonged or repeated exposure, and may damage fertility or the unborn child. Keep away from heat-No smoking. Do not subject to shock/friction. Wear protective clothing. In case of fire: Evacuate area. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Store and dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Do not breathe fumes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not eat or drink when using this product. (US1,V1)



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Returns will only be accepted for merchandise found defective upon receipt. Salt Creek Custom Ammunition will provide a replacement of the defective merchandise or a full refund if a replacement is not available. 

Salt Creek Custom Ammunition does not claim any responsibility for items damaged during shipment. For items damaged during shipping, users need to file a claim with the carrier. Please use our contact form located on the contact page if you receive a defective item. 


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We are currently unable to ship to individuals in the following states. If you live in one of these states and would like to order, please send us a message with your local FFL dealer address and we'll make an order for you.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Les Flowers
12 x 2.5 shotgun shells

very pleased with purchase - great people, products and service - look forward to my next purchase

Ron Berens
Just what the old gun and soul needed

There is nothing wrong with a new Benelli or Beretta. If you are planning a high volume day with a group, these guns would be a top choice. But sometimes you don’t want a high volume day. Sometimes you just want a slower day in the field, where you can take in the scenery and enjoy the company of good friends. A day you wear an old canvas or wool jacket, and a Jones cap. Your only gear is a Remington Boy Scout knife, a handful of shells in your pocket and a trusty thermos full of coffee. That is what these shells are perfect for. On those days I carry a Remington model 10 that left the factory in 1927, and my hunting partner brings a Parker side by side that was made 5 years earlier.

I chose the 12 gauge #4 load. Recoil is consistent with Federal Grand #7 1/2 paper shells. In my full choke I get even and consistent patterns at 35 yards on a 24”x36” poster board. My gun came with a 2 9/16” chamber, and these loads feed perfectly from magazine to chamber. I’m so thankful to Saltcreek Ammo for helping me enjoy vintage hunting with my old gun.

Ronald Webb

Love the shells. Haven’t been Crane hunting yet but patterned both improved modified barrels of my 32” twist steel barreled PH Parker and it patterned great with the “2s. Can’t wait to go in January!

Richard Carawan
Great shells

Used them today duck hunting! They crushed um! I'm going to order some more. Great start to the season!

Melvin Taylor
Low pressure loads

Really liked the shells I bought. The boxes are fantastic, they look like the old shell boxes from days gone by. It's nice to be able to buy shells that can be used in my classic guns. I'm sure I'll be buying more. The fast service and in stock items are reason enought to recommend your company to anyone with classic firearms. Thanks again for you fast and accurate service..

All Ammunition is Hand Loaded in Nephi, Utah

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