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FreakShow

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Need some education
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:00:16 PM »
Looking at 410 shotgun shells. is see different numbers for pellets #4, #5, #6. what's the meaning and difference between them. Just bought a Snake Slayer from Chris. Want to make sure i get the bang for the buck.. i know that was a cheesy joke
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Re: Need some education
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:09:52 PM »
The larger the number the smaller the pellet size. The smaller the pellet, the more there are in a shell.

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Re: Need some education
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 08:49:46 PM »
The larger the number the smaller the pellet size. The smaller the pellet, the more there are in a shell.
I've always been averse to simplistic understandable answers :)
To be precise, here's what is on Wikipedia. At least the last sentence is understandable.
The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the inner diameter (bore diameter) of the barrel. Gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm, and is expressed as the multiplicative inverse of the sphere's weight as a fraction of a pound, e.g., a one-twelfth pound ball fits a 12-gauge bore. Thus there are twelve 12-gauge balls per pound, etc.
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Re: Need some education
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 11:04:25 PM »
Thank you both for the education
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Re: Need some education
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 11:44:19 AM »
CB, you beat me to it....  That's the example I use when teaching scouts their SG merit badge.
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Re: Need some education
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 01:13:33 PM »
Todd...is that when their eyes glaze over that they go to sleep???  I always have some that obviously are not listening, maybe with a phone or something else.  That is when I tell them I will use that gadget as a target for the scouts to shoot at.
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