Polywad – The Sleeping Shotgun Shell Giant

Polywad is a boutique shotgun shell manufacturer based in Roberta, GA. Polywad develops shotgun shells based on the “Spred-R™” technology invented by CEO/founder Jay Menefee.


Polywad manufactures and sells Spred-R™, Polymag™, Vintager™, DoubleWide™, Gram Crak-R™, GreenLite™, and Quik-Shok® shotgun shells.

These shells produce a quick, uniform opening of the pattern without adversely affecting pellet energy or downrange pellet count. These dispersion control loads can be used with any choke from full to skeet, and provide the shooter from 80% to 150% more pattern area than conventional shot shells.

Spred-R loads deliver hard hits throughout the pattern by dispersing the surplus center pellets into a wider pattern with a strong fringe. This results in less wounding of birds and cleaner, quicker kills.

Spred-R shells are ideal for the smaller upland birds such as Dove, Chukar, Grouse, Quail, Snipe and Woodcock. Spred-R shells come in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauges.

Recently Polywad developed a new line of low-recoil, non-toxic shotgun shells called GreenLite. These wadless shells use a bio and photo degradable components and non-toxic steel shot.

You don’t know Polywad but you know their customers:

Polywad, Inc. has designed and/or manufactured shells for Environ-Metal, Inc. (Hevi-Shot®), Hastings Ammunition (Hastings® Slugs), Dogs Afield (Field Trial Blanks) and Polyshok, Inc. (Polyshok™ IRP. )

Polywad licensed technology to Federal Cartridge Company for its TruBall® Rifled Slug. The TruBall® Slug received Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” Award 2005 (Ammunition), and the NRA’s American Hunter 2006 Golden Bullseye Award for Ammunition Product of the Year.