This 12 Gauge shotgun shell by Sterling hasn’t got quite the same destructive potential as an actual tornado – but we think you’ll agree it’s very useful when you want to anchor a buck or handle a home invasion and not rip a farmhouse out of its foundation.
Sterling’s shell is loaded with a single-ounce lead slug. It is a rifled slug, and thus accurate out of smoothbore shotguns that are outfitted with any number of choke tubes. Sterling designs their slug with a hollow base, which places more of the projectile’s weight toward its front for added in-flight stability. The slug is not a hollow point, though its brute force alone ought to prove sufficient for the task at hand even without terminal expansion.
This shell is loaded with a hinged wad. The little plastic device collapses during ignition, which keeps an appreciable amount of recoil energy from reaching your shoulder where it is not welcome. The non-corrosive Turkish ammunition is additionally loaded with clean-burning powder and semi-transparent white hulls.