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12G Black Gold®

Ultimate Performance Competition

Black Gold® is Gamebore's flagship competition cartridge, bringing together the best of the best. With high performance features, such as Gamebore's exclusive Diamond Shot®, Gordon Recoil Reduction System, and a high velocity of 1500fps, this cartridge is the world leader.

Voted 'Ammunition of the Year' by the shooting public at the 2019 and 2020 Great British Shooting Awards. 

Continental sized Diamond Shot®

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



Ultra high performance with a velocity of 1500 feet per second.


Diamond Shot

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



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


Unique in design and function, the Gordon System acts as a Shock Absorber, reducing perceived recoil.

The Gordon System allows the shooter to enjoy longer shooting sessions without suffering from fatigue.

Exclusive in the United Kingdom

High Performance
with Low Recoil

The Gordon Recoil System is Exclusive to Gamebore in the UK. This unique recoil reduction system has been performance engineered by the renowned Italian manufacturers Baschieri and Pellagri.

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.

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.

Cartridge Load gms Shot Size WAD Length mm Muzzle Velocity FPS Velocity MPS V1
12G Black Gold® 28 7.5, 8 Fibre 20/70 1500 437
12G Black Gold® 28 6.5, 7.5, 8, 9 Plastic 20/70 1500 437

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