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RMcL
July 3, 2008, 12:03 PM
Buckshot Pellet Size & Weight Chart
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Tri-Ball, .600" 315 grains hard cast lead
(Dixie Slugs Brand)

Swaged Lead Buckshot: Nominal* size & weight.

No. 000 Buck, .350" 65 Gr.
No. 00 Buck, .330" 54 Gr.
No. 0 Buck, .320" 48 Gr.
No. 1 Buck, .300" 40 Gr.
No. 2 Buck, .270" 29 Gr.
No. 3 Buck, .250" 23 Gr.
No. 4 Buck, .240" 20 Gr.

* Most factory loaded buckshot run smaller than chart size.
(00B .325" Federal & 1B .295" Winchester)

.45 COLT
July 4, 2008, 07:57 AM
Not that it's real important, but true 000 Buckshot is .360", about 70 grains.

Also, some consider the Letter (larger than BBB) sizes to be Buckshot.

T - .20" - 12 Grains
TT - .21" - 14 Grains
F - .22" - 16 Grains
FF - 18 Grains.

So, what is Buckshot? Definitions can be pretty loose.

Most factory loaded buckshot run smaller than chart size.
Very true. You don't always get what you think you're getting.

DC

RMcL
July 7, 2008, 12:53 AM
The nominal size for OOO is indeed .36" @70 grains per pellet.

However, the last time I checked, Federal Premium OOOB pellets actually measured .345"

The buckshot in the Dixie Tri-Ball rounds actually measure .60"