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12G Black Gold® Game

The Ultimate Game Cartridge

A high performance game cartridge with a reputation second to none amongst game shooters for its unrivalled performance. Powered by the latest F2 powder technology and featuring Gamebore's Diamond Shot® to hold patterns tighter at long range and the Gordon Recoil Reduction System to cut recoil by 15% compared to other 'high performance' loads on the market.

These loads have been developed, field tested and are used exclusively by renowned high bird specialist Simon Ward to deliver a game cartridge that is simply unrivalled. 

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

Continental sized Diamond Shot®



Ultra high performance of up to 1500 feet per second (FPS)


Diamond Shot

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



The Gordon Recoil System reduces 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® Game 28 6 Fibre 20/70 1500 435
12G Black Gold® Game 30 5, 6 Fibre 20/70 1475 430
12G Black Gold® Game 32 4, 5, 6 Fibre 20/70 1450 422
12G Black Gold® Game 35 5 Fibre 20/70 1450 422
12G Black Gold® Game 36 4 Fibre 20/70 1450 422
12G Black Gold® Game 38 4, 5 Wool 20/70 1475 430
12G Black Gold® Game 40 4 Wool 20/70 1475 430

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