Piece of ammunition made up of multiple projectiles (pellets), an explosive charge and a primer, all packed inside a case.
Ridged edges of the case that are used to close the cartridge and keep the pellets inside.
Small round shotgun projectiles that are sprayed out under pressure from the wad; they are made of lead, copper or nickel.
Metal base of the case that contains the primer.
Metal part filled with a chemical detonating substance that ignites the powder charge.
Explosive substance used to drive the projectile.
Piece of felt or plastic that separates the pellets from the charge; when moved by the explosion, it drives the pellets forward at high speed.
Plastic cover containing the explosive charge and the cartridge’s projectiles (pellets).