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Old November 22, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Confused about Shotgun Shells

I am trying to figure out what exactly is in a shell. For instanec 00 Buck shot? Is this 8, .30 caliber balls? Is there a chart somewhere that explains exactly what is in each shell from Slug all the way down to Dove Shot?
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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00 buck uses a 0.33 pellet and there are 8 per ounce. Depending on the shell there can be more or fewer pellets in a load.

The parts of a loaded shell are the primer, powder, wad, cushion, shot and cap. The cushion helps keep the shot from deforming and the cap helps keep the shot together in the barrel.
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Old November 22, 2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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Virtually everything you ever wanted to know about shotgun shells.

http://www.shotgunworld.com/amm.html
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