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12 GA 2-3/4" MAG 1-1/4 oz. #5
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12 GA 2-3/4" MAG 1-1/4 oz. #5

SKU: 12-GA-234-114-5
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5/5 Stars. (95 Reviews)

The sinister 2-3/4” #5 Shorty that started a movement. Easily our most popular shell. 

  • 1-1/4 oz. payload, 1350 fps, 238 total pellets per shell 
  • Custom hull and hot primer for optimal cold weather performance 
  • Legendary BOSS Moneybag included with bulk packed cases 



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Gauge: 12 GA
Length: 2-3/4"
Payload: 1-1/4 oz
Shot size: #5
Velocity: 1350 fps


★★★★★ ★★★★★
5/5 Stars out of 95 Reviews
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Scott (OHIO) | February 5th, 2023
The bismuth helped me put more ducks on the water. Love the shells and the quick shipping!
Verified Buyer
Great shells
Jeremy (TX) | January 23rd, 2023
First time using the Boss Shells, and they drop birds dead. I have used them on a marsh hunt and dropped them dead.
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Old Guns Rock
Wyatt (Arkansas) | January 11th, 2023
After trying other Bismuth loads I have determined that the Boss 2-3/4” 5’s are the bomb in my Browning Auto 5’s. I have found that they pattern incredibly well in factory full chokes at 40 yards. I have tried them in 3 different guns with the same results. Absolutely crushes birds. I will finish my waterfowl career using these. Thanks to Boss for making vintage guns viable in the duck woods again!
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Buy them you won’t regret it
Chris Herriman (Illinois) | December 30th, 2022
I’ve been on the fence about buying these shells but finally took the leap. All I can says is I wish I would have done it earlier. I’ve used them on late season pheasants and ducks. Outstanding knockdown power and great patterns out of my SX4. I can’t recommend these any higher. Also excellent service and fast shipping. I’ll be team Boss from now on.
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Proof it works
J. Banks (North Texas and North Florida) | December 27th, 2022
I'll simply say from the get go, I'll be buying more of these. I' am an older duck hunter who used to use lead and have a lead issue with many of the modern steel shot loads with so many speed variations. I over came this with bismuth when it came out but didn't like the deformation issue. I tried this Boss 2 3/4 #5 load and have dropped several ducks that others claimed they tagged, and at cleaning, I have been able to rub these copper plated bismuth #5 pellet's in their faces; several said they will also be trying Boss soon and we'll see who is still dropping ducks.
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Knock Down
Rod (UT) | December 27th, 2022
I began hunting waterfowl 50 years ago with a 20 gauge loaded with #4 or #6 lead. As time has moved on I ended up shooting 12 gauge steel #3 at 1635fps, trying to get back the knock down power of lead. I found the faster steel loads did not pattern as well as the slower (1300--1450fps) loads. So, after researching and patterning my shotgun I decided to give BOSS 12 Gauge 2 3/4 #5 a shot. Wow, what a difference it made. The ducks were falling without the need of a follow-up shot. Now I am not certain what to do with my two+ cases of steel shot shells, as I no longer want to shoot them...
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Can't wait to try them
Jon (Minnesota) | December 27th, 2022
I was impressed by the reviews, so I ordered a case of 2.75-inch #5s. Ordering was easy, and shipping was fast. I can't wait to try them on ducks and pheasants next fall.
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Boss 2 3/4 #5
Robert (Long Island) | December 26th, 2022
First time using Boss shells. Only got out once since purchasing but have never seen a duck fold like that. Very pleased. These are the only shells I’ll use from now on
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case of 12 GA 2-3/4" MAG 1-1/4 OZ. #5s
Dave (western Minnesota) | December 19th, 2022
Great shells, they're super! Great quality and a good price. However when I received my order of a case of shells there were no cardboard red shell boxes included as is past orders? Also, I'd love to see these shells available in paper hulls, preferably with a fiber wad instead of plastic. Thanks and keep up the good work!
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You got feathers, No more!
john stegehuis (Alto, MI) | December 15th, 2022
In S.D. Waterfowl areas, non-toxic shot is required for pheasants too. BOSS cut down on cripples dramatically.
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