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which one is #8 shot

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  1. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    8 1/2's and 7 1/2's
     
  2. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    They are not both #8 shot. Neither one is. .085 is a piece of 8 1/2 so a piece measuring .086 is withing the accepted range of that shot and the piece measuring .097 is larger that a piece of 7 1/2 is which is .095.

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  3. BigM-Perazzi

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    Well, to be certain, you need to mike a statistical sampling of the bag of shot.... probably 5000 pellets should do it....

    let us know the median size...

    I'll be in bed, just leave a message... ;-)
     
  4. nipper

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    the "7.5" homemade i shoot has tails on some and some are wierd looking by far and not round but i am not going to miss sleep over it.

    bill
     
  5. Ljutic111

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    Mix them and you`ll never know the difference . They will break targets .
     
  6. ou.3200

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    American shot size can be calculated by subtracting the diameter of the shot from .17. For example #8 shot would be .09. calculated .17 minus .09 = .08 or # 8 shot. It works for the other shot sizes also.
     
  7. joe kuhn

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    Why is it .17?
     
  8. Redman Bullets

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    Hi, To answer everybodys question.
    #7 1/2 is .095 dia.
    #8 is .090 dia.
    #8 1/2 is .085 dia
    I hope this answer your question if you have any more question please feel free to e-mail at erik@redmanbullets.com

    Erik
     
  9. ou.3200

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    Don't know why it is .17. It is just a handy way to determine the size of shot.
     
  10. Easystreet

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    Maybe it is because size 0 birdshot (not buckshot) is 0.17" in diameter and each successive smaller size is 0.01" smaller in diameter. That would make #1 shot 0.16" diameter; #2 shot is 0.15" in diameter, etc.
     
  11. alfermann66

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    Not exactly Easystreet! More accurately, each successive, smaller, whole number size is 0.010 smaller.

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  12. Easystreet

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    Buz,

    0.01" is exactly the same size as 0.010" except for the implied greater "significant figures" in the latter number. Since birdshot which is commonly found in target shotshells often varies by 0.01" or greater in size even in the same load, adding the extra "0" to the end of the number is meaningless. Actually, it is worse than meaningless because it implies an accuracy of size which does not exist in the typical shotshell.

    Now if you would like, I could go into a dissertation on the importance of "significant figures" like one of my engineering professors used to do, but I think I'll spare you and others the boredom of reading it. (smile)

    Easystreet
     
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    Easystreet - Excellent post.

    Pat Ireland
     
  15. joe kuhn

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    Birdshot. So that's where it all starts. There must be some history to that.
     
  16. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like B shot is .17 and it goes up and down in .01 increments for whole sizes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdshot#Birdshot
     
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