Short Shell Wad 12ga (250/bag)

Short Shell Wad 12ga (250/bag)
Item Number: 072SSW
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SSW Short Shell Wad 12ga (250/bag)     

The SSW is a short wad with a compact cushion section. It is great for short-chamber loads and for high capacity loads in longer shotshells.

With the right loads, fine shotguns can pack a punch. We have great loads for short-length cartridges (2-1/4" and 2-1/2") using common hulls and powders. We have designed certain loads with the SSW that operate with low pressures and low recoil for fine old guns (and fine old shooters).

Try the short loads with the SSW for yourself and enjoy the benefits.

View sample LOAD DATA from our BP manuals

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  • Diam: .720"
  • Len: 1.424"
  • Cup depth: .852"
  • Cup style: tear-away petals
Part # 1 to 1-1/8oz Sporting Gauge Purpose Capacity Length Depth Bag/Cs Qty.
072CS12 Competition Special 22mm 12ga utility target wad 1 to 1-1/8 1.645 0.848 250/5000
072CS12S Comp Special Short 19mm 12ga utility target wad 1 to 1-1/4 1.551 0.837 250/5000
072SF12 Spitfire 25mm 12ga utility target wad 1 oz 1.660 0.720 250/5000
072SRC SRC/Zero 12ga short/mid range 1 to 1-1/16 1.619 0.685 250/5000
020Z21 Z21 Trap Commander 12ga long range 1 to 1-1/8 1.584 0.728 250/5000
020HCD21 Helix-Cushion Driver 21 12ga mid/long range 1 to 1-1/8 1.600 0.740 250/5000
020HCD18 Helix-Cushion Driver 18 12ga dove/field 1-1/8 to 1-3/8 1.480 0.740 250/5000
072PISK Piston Skeet 12ga crossing target 7/8 to 1-1/8 1.510 0.573 250/2500
072SSW Short Shell Wad 12ga all-purpose 7/8 to 1-1/8  1.424 0.852 250/5000


Product Type: Wad, Gualandi cal. 12 Super-G BRG 12mm
Loading Data: see
Size: 12-gauge
Typical Loads: 
 Short chamber 12ga loads

Made in Italy


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Works perfectly for shortened hulls 6/12/2023
I roll crimp many hulls and wanted to find a way to reload hulls with similar performance to my standard 2-3/4 inch shells using CS12 wads. I know I can use the conical hull conditioner but that doesnt work as well as rolling a somewhat virgin edge. What I am finding is that once fired Fiocchi, Cheddite or RIO hulls that I roll crimp can be trimmed to 2-1/2 inch and use the same load in that hull with the SSW wad and get the same performance as the longer hulls. It works for me.
- Joe Leighty, PA
Love these wads!I use them for making little 2 and 2.25 shells with roll crimps. Less recoil and perfect for new shooters. The shells just look less intimidating. I cut down hulls that are near the end of their useful life, and then toss them after they are fired. Very useful wads.
Black Powder loading 9/4/2019
My black powder loads stood too tall for conventional wads in standard length hulls. SSWs were an answer to a prayer.

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