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12 gauge
12 gauge (Slug).jpg
Slug shell
Game information
All information listed assumes Standard ammo (Reg/SP)
Category (S)hotgun caliber
Recoil level 4
Cost per round See page
Weight per round (units) 0.05
Quantity (retail box/bulk can) 10 / 200
Damage tables
Varies depending on projectile type
See page for details
Handloading information
Primer type Shotshell
Powder type Pistol powder
Wad type 12 gauge wad
Projectile type Varies, see page
Cost per case Parallar symbol.png 1.717
Standard load (SP) 515 pwdr
Cold load (-P) 464 pwdr
Hot load (+P) 567 pwdr
Super load (+P+) N/A pwdr
Real world information
See page for details


12 gauge is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (S)hotgun caliber.

12 gauge is the most popular type of shotgun caliber in the Mazes, with the greatest variety in projectile types and weapons capable of firing shells of this caliber. All 12 gauge shells in the Mazes are 2 ¾ inch (70mm) long.

This caliber may also be called 12 ga. or 12G.


Damage tables

Buckshot

The table below assumes Plated buckshot (P-Buck). Pain and Limb Damage listed are per projectile; multiply by the amount of projectiles that hit.

Damage type Projectiles LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Bullet 9 +0 18% 16% 14% 12% 9% 4% 1%

Slug

The table below assumes Full metal jacketed slug (F-Slug).

Damage type LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Bullet +6 160% 144% 128% 104% 80% 40% 12%

Exotic projectiles

Flechette

Shooting this ammunition type applies a FT -1 effect.

Pain and Limb Damage listed are per projectile; multiply by the amount of projectiles that hit.

Damage type Projectiles LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Bullet 20 +1 12% 11% 10% 8% 6% 3% 1%

FRAG-12 (explosive slug)

FRAG-12 shells cause localized explosions. See Explosives for more details.

Damage type LDV Pain (all ACs)
Explosion +11 78%

Coin shot

Shooting this ammunition type applies a FT -1 effect.

Pain and Limb Damage listed are per projectile; multiply by the amount of projectiles that hit.

Damage type Projectiles LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Bullet 20 -1 13% 12% 11% 9% 7% 3% 1%


Handloading information

Load the listed projectiles in order to obtain the corresponding shell type:

Projectile Qty Shell type
Buckshot shells
00 buckshot, copper-plated 9 P-Buck shell
00 buckshot, lead 9 Buck shell
00 buckshot, rubber 9 R-Buck shell
Slug shells
12 gauge slug, FMJ 1 F-Slug shell
12 gauge slug, lead 1 Slug shell
12 gauge slug, rubber baton 1 R-Slug shell
12 gauge slug, lead/incendiary 1 I-Slug shell
12 gauge slug, JHP 1 HP-Slug shell
12 gauge slug, AP 1 AP-Slug shell
Exotic shells
Flechette, 1 inch 20 Flech shell
12 gauge slug, FRAG-12 explosive 1 FRAG-12 shell
Parallar symbol.png0.05 coins 20 Coin shell


Compatibility

Base weapons

There are 52 base weapons chambered in this caliber.

Class 1 weapons:

Class 2 weapons:

Class 3 weapons:

Class 5 Long weapons:

List of underbarrel shotguns#Underbarrel shotguns:


Barrel length groups

The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.

Group name Barrel length range Damage multiplier
Super-short Up to 10" 0.65x
Short 10.1" - 15.9" 0.9x
Combat 16" - 23.9" 1.0x
Hunting 24" and up 1.1x


Retail information

12 gauge ammunition can be purchased in gun shops and weapon shops in boxes of 10 rounds or bulk cans of 200 rounds.

The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:

Brand name Composition Available projectile types
Standard Reg/SP P-Buck (Parallar symbol.png7.00)
Buck (Parallar symbol.png6.00)
R-Buck (Parallar symbol.png3.00)
F-Slug (Parallar symbol.png8.00)
Slug (Parallar symbol.png7.00)
R-Slug (Parallar symbol.png3.00)
HP-Slug (Parallar symbol.png10.00)
Flech (Parallar symbol.png12.00)
Tactical Reg/-P P-Buck (Parallar symbol.png6.30)
Buck (Parallar symbol.png5.40)
R-Buck (Parallar symbol.png2.70)
F-Slug (Parallar symbol.png7.20)
Slug (Parallar symbol.png6.30)
R-Slug (Parallar symbol.png2.70)
HP-Slug (Parallar symbol.png9.00)
Magnum Reg/+P P-Buck (Parallar symbol.png7.70)
Buck (Parallar symbol.png6.60)
F-Slug (Parallar symbol.png8.80)
Slug (Parallar symbol.png7.70)
HP-Slug (Parallar symbol.png11.00)

The values listed in parentheses correspond to the value of a single shell of the corresponding brand and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.

Maze Customs

Availability of 12 gauge as a Customs family chambering:
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1911SS
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1911DS
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Blackhawk
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Redhawk
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Glock-SF
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Glock-LF
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MP5
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AR-15
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AK
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Rem700
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BA
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Real life information

Real-life origins:

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom.png United Kingdom
  • Year of origin: Mid- to late 19th century

Ballistics data for 12 gauge buckshot:

  • Projectile dimensions: 00 buckshot (0.330" spherical pellet), 53 grains (x9)
  • Muzzle velocity: 433 m/s (1419 ft/s)
  • Muzzle energy per projectile: 321 Joule (237 ft-lbf)

Ballistics data for 12 gauge slug:

  • Projectile dimensions: 0.680", 438 grains (1 ounce slug)
  • Muzzle velocity: 472 m/s (1548 ft/s)
  • Muzzle energy: 3202 Joule (2362 ft-lbf)

Ballistics data for 12 gauge flechette:

  • Projectile dimensions: 1-inch steel penetrator flechette, 10 grains (x20)
  • Muzzle velocity: 466 m/s (1530 ft/s)
  • Muzzle energy per projectile: 70 Joule (52 ft-lbf)

Ballistics data for 12 gauge coin shot:

  • Projectile dimensions: Nickel coin, ~26 grains (x20)
  • Muzzle velocity: 427 m/s (1401 ft/s)
  • Muzzle energy per projectile: 154 Joule (114 ft-lbf)