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Old 06-19-2011, 08:57 AM   #31
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Gratz and I hope you enjoy many long years of shooting.

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Gratz and I hope you enjoy many long years of shooting.
I need to wait for 11 days to enjoy it.. >.< and... are the birdshots the lightest?
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Birdshot refers to the size of the pellets in the shotshell, not the power of the shell. A light field load or trap load would be among the lighter power rounds- and they are usually loaded with fine shot- 7 1/2s, 8's, etc. There ae some "birdshot" loads that will whack the crap out of you- loads intended for Turkey Or Goose.

To help see shot sizes, here is a pic. Click to enlarge it- my computer insists on shrinking pics for some reason-

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Congrats on the purchase. It should last you a long time.
To help you with the ammo, shells are sold with the gauge listed first, length of shell next (2 3/4, 3, etc.), weight load of shot (1oz, 1 1/8, 1 1/4, etc.) shot size, and dram equivalent. Game loads are usually 3 1/4 dram eq. Higher numbers in shot mean smaller actual size of the pellet.

I know guys who will shoot clay with as small as 9 shot to get more pellets into the pattern. I only shoot for fun and use whatever I have around usually no. 8. Sometimes high brass pheasant loads if we are playing knockout and a long shot might be needed.

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11 days!? Wow. That's nuts.

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Birdshot refers to the size of the pellets in the shotshell, not the power of the shell. A light field load or trap load would be among the lighter power rounds- and they are usually loaded with fine shot- 7 1/2s, 8's, etc. There ae some "birdshot" loads that will whack the crap out of you- loads intended for Turkey Or Goose.

To help see shot sizes, here is a pic. Click to enlarge it- my computer insists on shrinking pics for some reason-

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Thanks, I printed it out already lol

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Congrats on the purchase. It should last you a long time.
To help you with the ammo, shells are sold with the gauge listed first, length of shell next (2 3/4, 3, etc.), weight load of shot (1oz, 1 1/8, 1 1/4, etc.) shot size, and dram equivalent. Game loads are usually 3 1/4 dram eq. Higher numbers in shot mean smaller actual size of the pellet.

I know guys who will shoot clay with as small as 9 shot to get more pellets into the pattern. I only shoot for fun and use whatever I have around usually no. 8. Sometimes high brass pheasant loads if we are playing knockout and a long shot might be needed.

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Thanks, I will ask my friends which one they were using last time hehe

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yes.. I'm going buts lol
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