The breech loading shotgun would have been no use without its cartridges. Much has already been written about the histories of shotguns, but very little about the many cartridges that were loaded into the breeches. This book has been written as a companion to 'Cartridges of the British Isles' ISBN 978-1-84549-111-6]. It covers the time from the first years in breech loading shotguns up until the present day. It also includes some overseas cartridges as well as many others of the British Isles not previously published. This is, in part, a history of shotgun cartridges and it should bring back much nostalgia to many older shooting folk. The book also contains a section on cartridge head-stampings and includes over two thousand examples that have been seen on cartridges throughout the years. No shooter should be without this book on his or her bookshelf. To the historians and the collectors of old and new shotgun cartridges it will prove an essential reference.