Shotguns

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Shotguns are a type of weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS.

Powerhouse guns utilizing shells to wreak havoc.

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Note: Since Bluehole doesn't release the official weapon values of guns, no website has 100% accurate statistics for weapons. Each website relies on hundreds of spreadsheets and each website has different numbers. Most websites recorded their data via private matches and some don't include the feet/range. No one knows if the tests were consistent when recording the data. In short, no one has the exact numbers, but this data is close to the real values.

Image Name DMG SPD PWR zRNG MAG TBS Mode AMM CAP ATTCH BDMG 0 BDMG 1 BDMG 2 BDMG 3 HDMG 0 HDMG 1 HDMG 2 HDMG 3
Icon weapon Saiga12.png S12K 22 350 5,000 25 - 25 5 0.250s Single 12 Gauge 500 3 198 138.60 118.80 89.10 495 364.50 297 222.75
Icon weapon Winchester.png S1897 25 360 5,000 25 - 25 5 0.750s Single 12 Gauge 500 2 225 157.50 135 101.25 562.50 393.75 337.50 253.13
Icon weapon Berreta686.png S686 25 370 5,000 25 - 25 2 0.200s Single 12 Gauge 500 2 225 157.50 135 101.25 562.50 393.75 337.50 253.13
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Summary[edit | edit source]

Shotguns are weapons designed to fire shell cartridges that are different from normal bullet cartridges. Shells are usually loaded with a kind of pellets that can vary in size depending on the desired application. The shell is loaded with a wad that acts as a wall, pushing the pellets or payload out of the shell cartridge. This means that most rifles used for shooting shotgun shells uses normal barrels without rifling which makes them less effective for shooting bullets designed for rifled barrels.

In real-life there are different types of shot that are loaded into a shell depending on application. The most common are: small pellets for clay pigeons and pest removal, buck shot for larger targets and law enforcement applications, slug for rifled barrels that acts as one projectile, bean bags for less than lethal applications and flechette nails that penetrate tissue.

Because of the lack of rifling, the shotgun is less useful over larger distances, as the traveling projectiles tend to travel away from the center of the predicted bullet path eventually covering the area much like a cone shape. With an adjustment of the barrel using a choke, the rifle can direct most of the pellets in a more narrow path, making the shotgun more effective even at medium ranges.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Shotguns are a big part of our Best Loadouts for PLAYERUNKNOWN's BATTLEGROUNDS, so if you use these weapons a lot, make sure to check out that page. For more tips and tricks, make sure to also check out our How to Play Guide for PLAYERUNKNOWN's BATTLEGROUNDS.

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