View Full Version : how much does one pellet of no 3 buckshot weigh?

February 13, 2002, 09:58 AM
I figured it out by weight based on pure lead, but not for antimony mixed in.
000buck is 54 grains each, but i can't figure it out for the other sizes.
any website out there with this info?

Dave McC
February 13, 2002, 10:31 AM
Not off a website, but the latest issue of Shotgun Sports has an article on buck. The table included has a diameter of .25" and a weight of 23.6 gr for #3 buck.


February 13, 2002, 11:16 AM
Don't waste alot of time on this, but if you get a wild hair could you post the whole table (just the buckshot)???
Like i said, pure favor, don't waste time on it.
But thanks just the same.

February 13, 2002, 07:44 PM
This is strait out of my shotgun reloading manual. Hope it helps.

#OOOO Buck, 85 gr.
#OOO Buck, 70 gr.
#OO Buck, 54 Gr.
#O Buck, 48 gr.
#1 Buck, 40 gr.
#2 Buck, 29 gr.
#3 Buck, 23.5 gr.
#4 Buck, 20.5 gr.
#F Buck, 16.1 gr.
#T Buck, 12.8 gr.


February 13, 2002, 07:52 PM
Thanks a ton for this info.
There is a very good comaraderie on this voard, in general.
I enjoy it very much for things like this.

February 13, 2002, 09:23 PM
Of course in the real world, most buckshot is never quite the size that they say it is. My Hornady OOO for loading, weighs about 64grs each. Oh well, I get more per pound that way.

Dave McC
February 14, 2002, 04:54 AM
Thanks, Adam, saved me some typing and these two finger do get SOoo tired(G)...

February 14, 2002, 04:57 AM
Charming to hear that at least 2 of you intended to type it in for me, and one just beat the other to it!