12G Black Gold

12G Black Gold

Shotgun Cartridge

Ultimate performance competition 12 bore shotgun ammunition with Gamebore’s exclusive Diamond Shot

Voted 2019 and 2020 “Ammunition of the Year” in the Great British Shooting Awards, the classic Black Gold remains one of Gamebore’s most popular competition cartridges.

High performance with up to 15% recoil reduction

Introduced in the 1990's by Italian manufacturers Baschieri and Pellagri, the Gordon Recoil System features in our Black Gold competition loads.

Innovative for its time, the thick plastic base wad incorporated within the case head acts as a shock absorber, and can potentially reduce recoil by up to 15% in some cases.

The Gordon System can allow you to enjoy longer shooting sessions with less fatigue or discomfort.

Cutting edge technology for ultimate performance

Second only to our flagship Dark Storm competition load, the 12 bore Black Gold cartridges are developed to ensure each component combines to achieve maximum potential.

Incredible velocity

12G Black Gold is an ultra high performance clay cartridge with a muzzle velocity of 1550 feet per second and it features a nickel plated head for smooth, consistent and reliable ejection in higher performance loads.

All cartridges should be stored at room temperature in a dry location. Adverse temperatures may affect performance. Do not expose to extreme temperatures.

Diamond Shot Sizes

6.5 2.5mm
7.5 2.4mm
8 2.3mm
9 2mm


The Gordon Recoil System reduced perceived recoil by up to 15%


Diamond Shot

Our precision shot produced here at Gamebore. Graded 5 times.



Ultra high performance with a velocity of 1500 feet per second



Gordon Recoil System

Gordon Recoil System

The Gordon System base wad incorporated within the case head can reduce recoil by up to 15% allowing higher performance, long range loads to be developed without adversely affecting the shooter.

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Diamond Shot

Diamond Shot

Our precision lead shot is exclusive to Gamebore and produced in-house at the only working shot tower in the UK. Lead shot taken to the next level with this unique process-5x graded, then polished in a revolutionary method to produce shot of a consistency far beyond anything else available. Perfect in its sphericity and accurate, even size to deliver the ultimate in patterns. Simply put, Diamond Shot® is the highest quality lead shot in the world.

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F2 Powder

F2 Powder

This range of powders has become synonymous with outstanding performance, delivering blistering speeds at range without excessive perceived recoil. The performance of these loads simply cannot be duplicated with other powders.

CX2000 Primer

CX2000 Primer

The most highly consistent and reliable primer available. We use CX2000 Primer throughout our range of shotgun cartridges to give the shooter the utmost reliability and confidence.

Nickel Head

Nickel Head

Nickel plated heads to give smooth, consistent and reliable ejection in higher performance loads.

Gamebore Wad System

Gamebore Wad System

Plastic wads manufactured in house to our unique designs and exacting standards. Giving consistent performance and delivering perfect patterns every time, using the very latest manufacturing equipment and the best materials available.

Fibre Wad

Fibre Wad

The highest quality, single piece, non fragmenting 100% fibre wads with no plastic components. Delivering excellent gas seals and patterns for a reliable environmentally friendly shoot.

Ultimate Performance

Ultimate Performance

Developed to ensure each component combines to give their maximum potential and deliver results which are greater than the sum of their parts - simply the cutting edge of performance cartridges.

Technical performance
Velocity x Distance

The following graph shows the relationship between Velocity (MPS) and Distance (M) for the shot selected from the table below.

Load gms Shot Size WAD Length mm Muzzle Velocity FPS Velocity MPS V1
28 7.5, 8 Fibre 20/70 1500 437
28 6.5, 7.5, 8, 9 Plastic 20/70 1500 437

This reduces the perceived recoil by up to 15%, making for a more comfortable shoot and longer in the field without compromise on performance.

The Gordon Recoil System comprises a base wad incorporated within the case head which acts as an ultra shock absorber.

The Gordon Recoil System

High performance with recoil reduction

Gamebore is proud to be the only British shotgun cartridge manufacturer to use the revolutionary Gordon Recoil System. Developed by the renowned Italian manufacturers, Baschieri and Pellagri, to enable longer shooting sessions without the ill effects of fatigue or discomfort, the Gordon System is known for its innovative recoil reduction.

The legendary and revolutionary designed base wad incorporated within the case head reduces recoil by up to 15% allowing higher performance, long range loads to be developed without adversely affecting the shooter.

"I use Black Gold because they are the best quality available worldwide. There are a lot of good cartridges on the market but Gamebore cartridges are something else! With Black Gold I know for certain that they will perform at any distance and any level of hard targets. They give me so much confidence during the biggest competitions and I am extremely proud of my role as a Gamebore Pro Shot"

Words from Pro Shot Andras Szerdahelyi


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