Shot Sizes

Shotgun shells come in a variety of shot sizes.
This chart gives the numbered size, the diameter, and the normal target used upon.

Lead Shot Size    Diameter    Pellets in 1oz    Target
12                           0.05               2300                    Clay Birds
9                             0.079             585                      Dove, Quail, Clay Birds
8                             0.089             410                      Dove, Quail, Clay Birds
7.5                          0.094             350                      Dove, Quail, Clay Birds
6                             0.109             225                      Rabbit, Squirrel, Turkey, Pheasant
5                             0.120             170                      Turkey, Pheasant
4                             0.129             135                      Turkey, Pheasant
2                             0.148              90                       Old Duck Loads no longer legal in lead
BB                          0.18                50                        Old Goose Loads no longer legal in lead
4 Buck                   0.24                21                        Self Defense
3 Buck                   0.25                19                        Self Defense
2 Buck                   0.27                15                        Self Defense
1 Buck                   0.30                11                        Self Defense
0 Buck                   0.32                9                          Self Defense
00 Buck                 0.33                8                          Self Defense
000 Buck               0.36                6                          Self Defense
Steel Shot Size
7                            0.10                 422                     Dove, Quail, Clay Birds
6                            0.11                 317                     Dove, Quail, Clay Birds
5                            0.12                 244                     Rabbit, Squirrel
4                            0.13                191                      Teal
3                           0.14                 154                      Teal, Duck
2                           0.15                 125                      Duck
1                           0.16                 103                      Duck
BB                        0.18                  72                        Goose
BBB                      0.19                 61                        Goose
T                           0.20                 53                         Goose
F                           0.22                 40                         Goose

This is for information only. No warranty is expressed or implied on its accuracy.

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