Shotguns

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Shotguns
S1897.png
Former Data
Powerhouse guns utilizing shells to wreak havoc.


Shotguns are a type of weapon in Battlegrounds.

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

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Image Name PWR RAN STB RoF DMG DUR BPS DPS AMM MAG CAP ATTCH BDMG 0 BDMG 1 BDMG 2 BDMG 3 HDMG 0 HDMG 1 HDMG 2 HDMG 3
Icon weapon Saiga12.png S12K 12 Gauge 5 500 3 92 84.64 78.2 69 184 169.28 156.4 138
Icon weapon Winchester.png S1897 12 Gauge 5 500 2 100 92 85 75 200 184 170 150
Icon weapon Berreta686.png S686 12 Gauge 2 500 2 100 92 85 75 200 184 170 150

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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