How Far Can Your Firearm Shoot?
New Jersey Hunting
12 gauge maximum distances for shot sizes:
No. 6 – 708 feet or 236 yards
No. 0 – 1,845 feet or 615 yards
No. 00 – 1,895 feet or 632 yards
Slug, 1 oz – 3,780 feet or 1,260 yards
Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc.
Safety Series, 1075 Post Road, Riverside, CT 06878
* Distances above are with barrel held at an elevated angle for maximum trajectory. Always consider the angle of your barrel when shooting.
* Never shoot at or over the crest of a hill.
* All distances are approximate and can vary depending on the shotgun’s gauge/choke and ammunition used.