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Ammo Information


Shot Size Table*

LEAD SHOT
Shot number diameter (inches) diameter (mm) approx no. of
pellets in 1 oz.
000 BUCK.369.146.2
00 BUCK.338.388
0 BUCK.328.139
1 BUCK.307.6211
2 BUCK.276.8615
3 BUCK.256.3519
4 BUCK.246.1021
BB.184.5750
2.1483.7690
4.1293.28135
5.1203.05170
6.1092.77225
7.5.0942.39350
8.0892.26410
8.5.0852.16470
9.0792.01585
12.051.32300

Shot number diameter (inches) diameter (mm) no. of
pellets in 1 oz.
F.225.5940
T.205.0853
BBB.194.8361
BB.184.5772
1.162.79103
2.153.05125
3.143.30154
4.133.56191
5.123.81244
6.112.79317
7.102.54422
*source: Winchester Reloading Guide NRA Firearms Fact Book


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SIZE #98-1/287-1/2654321BBBBBT#400
DIA. IN.08.085.09.095.11.12.13.14.15.16.18.19.20.24.33
DIA. MM2.032.162.292.412.793.053.303.563.814.064.574.835.086.108.38


Lead Pellets in Various Loads

Lead Pellets98-1/287-1/2654
1 oz.585480409345232172136
1 1/8 oz.658540460388251194153
1 1/4 oz.731600511431276215170
1 3/8 oz.804660562474307237187
1 3/4 oz.----395304239


DRAM Equivalents

GaugeShot Oz.Velocity fps.Drams Equivalent
10 - 3-1/2" 212104-1/4
10 - 3-1/2"2-1/412104-1/2
12 - 2-3/4"111802-3/4
12 - 2-3/4"112903-1/4
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/811452-3/4
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/812003
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/812553-1/4
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/813003-1/2
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/412203-1/4
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/413303-3/4
12 - 2-3/4"1-1/212603-3/4
12 - 3"1-3/812953-3/4
12 - 3"1-5/812804
12 - 3"1-7/812104
16 - 2-3/4"111652-1/2
16 - 2-3/4"1-1/811852-3/4
16 - 2-3/4"1-1/812403
16 - 2-3/4"1-1/812953-1/4
16 - 2-3/4"1-1/412603-1/4
20 - 2-3/4"7/812102-1/2
20 - 2-3/4"111652-1/2
20 - 2-3/4"112202-3/4
20 - 2-3/4"1-1/811752-3/4
20 - 3"1-3/1611953-1/2
20 - 3"1-1/411853
28 - 2-3/4"3/412002
28 - 2-3/4"3/412952-1/4


GameSuggested
Shot Size
Suggested
Chokes
What Experienced
Shotgunners Say...
DucksBB, 1,

2, 3 *
Modified--for pass shooting

Improved Cylinder--over decoys
Use BB shot for long range and pass shooting.
For normal range--No. 1 or No. 2 shot while some hunters use No. 3 shot for closer range shooting over decoys.
GeeseT, BBB,

BB, 1 *
ModifiedGoose hunters need wallop so they use the big loads with large shot.
Many hunters prefer No. 1 shot for a denser pattern at shorter ranges over decoys.
Pheasants
5, 6, 7½
Improved Cylinder--for close cover

Modified or Full--for long cornfield shots
For cornfield shooting where long shots are usual - better use No. 5. On a normal rise over dogs and for all around use, No. 6 is the favorite.
Grouse or
Partridge

5, 6,

7½, 8
Improved Cylinder or Modified--for brush work

Full--for open ranges
On the smaller birds such as ruffed grouse or Hungarian Partridge, use the smaller shot. The big western grouse (sage, sooty, and blue) call for heavier loads and larger shot.
Quail
7½, 8, 9
Cylinder

Improved Cylinder

Modified
For early season shooting on bobwhites whenfeathers are light, some hunters use No. 9 shot.
Later they switch to No. 7½ or 8. On the running or wild flushing type of quail, such as the Gambel's, large shot is sometimes used.
Doves and Pigeons
6, 7½,

8, 9
Modified

Improved Cylinder
Use lighter loads and No.7½ or No. 8 shot on mourning doves at normal ranges
--for longer ranges use the heavy loads and No. 6 or No. 7½. Use the same load on band tailed pigeons and white wings.
Woodcock
7½, 8, 9
Improved Cylinder

Modified
The choice of shot size here will depend on ranges at which the game is shot. For fast shooting in the alder thickets, No. 8 shot is a good choice.
Turkey
BB*, 2*, 4,

5, 6, 7½

*check local game laws
FullChoice of shot size depends on the range.
If you're a good caller, No. 6 or No. 7½ shots makes a clean kill.
BBs, No. 2s, 4s, 5s, are best for long shots.
Trap
7½, 8
Full or ModifiedIn most cases, No. 7½ is used for trap.
Check the Official Rulebook.
Skeet
8, 9
Skeet Choke

Improved Cylinder
In most cases, No. 9 is used for skeet, check the Official Rulebook.
Sporting Clays
7½, 8, 9
Any choke (Depends on practice desired)For targets at close range use a more open choke, at longer distances tighten the chokes.

*Source: Benelli Ammunition and Choke Suggestions



Common Chokes & Bores

Common Choke
Restrictions
Shotgun bore
diameters
.000 restriction - cylinder

.005 restriction - skeet

.010 restriction - improved cylinder

.015 restriction - light modified

.020 restriction - modified

.025 restriction - improved modified

.030 restriction - light full

.035 restriction - full

.040 restriction - extra full
10 gauge = .775 inches

12 gauge = .729 inches

16 gauge = .662 inches

20 gauge = .615 inches

28 gauge = .550 inches


Typical Shot Spread Per Choke

ChokeYards
101520253035404550
Full10"15"20"25"30"35"40"45"50"
Mod.15"20"25"30"35"40"45"50"
I/C20"25"30"35"40"45"50"
Cylinder25"30"35"40"45"50"


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This is good information but it should be pointed out the recommended shot sizes for Ducks and Geese are for steel shot and different sizes would be used for other non toxic loadings.
 
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