Baschieri & Pellagri National: the new 12-ga cartridge for clay shooting 

There are many sectors that hope for a return to normality, both from a productive and a sporting/social point of view in this difficult period. For this 2021, Baschieri & Pellagri has created a product that would like to interpret the feeling of a rediscovered national identity, uniting all enthusiasts towards recovery. The clay shooting National cartridge comes with a distinctive design and eloquent packaging. The packaging and cartridge case components are reminiscent of the Italian tricolor flag and encapsulate the technology of this company that has been enjoying worldwide success since 1885.

Details of the National cartridge by Baschieri & Pellagri

The Gordon System technology
The Gordon System technology that allows the cartridge to be comfortable to shoot and effective is illustrated on the new packaging of Baschieri & Pellagri National. 

Baschieri & Pellagri National in 12 gauge is a mild cartridge without sacrificing velocity, providing ideal comfort to the shooter thanks to the Gordon System case. Particularly appreciated by both hunters and shooters since its introduction in the early 90's, the Gordon is a cartridge case characterized by an innovative shock absorbing basewad made of plastic. Together with the metal head it creates a structure that is resistant to stress during firing and ejection. The Gordon basewad is therefore able to absorb part of the recoil felt on the shoulder by the shooter, unlike traditional rigid base wads made of pressed paper or plastic. It is important to point out that the Gordon System does not only work in the direction of the shooter's shoulder, reducing felt recoil, but also in the opposite direction: thanks to the wadding, less stress is placed on the pellets, which thus maintain a better sphericity, producing more dense and uniform patterns that are therefore more penetrating.

These fundamental functions carried out by the different components of the National cartridge can be clearly seen on the new packaging that shows the structure and effectiveness of Baschieri & Pellagri technology.

The National cartridge is loaded with 5% antimony shot, a specially formulated powder and a new B&P designed wad to ensure even more homogeneous and consistent patterns at different shooting ranges. The cartridges have 28 and 24-g loads. The lead numbers available are 7.5 - 8-9.5 for the 24-g version and shot numbers 7.5 - 8 for the 28-g cartridge. The ballistic tests carried out by the Baschieri team produced excellent results with velocities of over 400 m/s for both cartridges and groupings that at 30 meters proved to be well distributed and penetrating. We are now waiting for to try the new National cartridges and share with you our impressions and results.

Baschieri & Pellagri National: technical data sheet

Head Brass:
20 mm
2 3/4” (70 mm)
7/8 oz (24 g)
7.5 - 8 - 9.5
Shotgun Chamber (mm): 
70, 76, 89

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