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Old 06-02-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default How many pellets are in a 20 gauge 2 3/4?

How many pellets are in a 20 gauge, 2 3/4, 7 1/2 shell? compared to the same in 12 gauge?
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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Default RE: How many pellets are in a 20 gauge 2 3/4?

If you are comparing similar shot charges.... such as a heavy dove 1oz 7.5s in a 20ga to a high velocity or light recoil 1oz load of 7.5s in a 12ga.... then the question is really what is heavier... and pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?


Just as an aside... there are roughly 350 pellets in a 1 oz charge of lead #7.5s.
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No, you answered exactly what I'm looking for- Neighbor sent around 250 of the 350 into my house tonite shooting a squirrel.
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Default RE: How many pellets are in a 20 gauge 2 3/4?

I writing as you guys are posting but....every shotgun shelland thebox is usuallylabeled about how much weight of shotit contains.
For instance, a 20 gauge shell could be labeled as having 7/8's of an ounce of shot if it's a low brass general purpose load, or more if it's a high brass hunting load.
A 12 gauge shell could also have a 7/8's ounce or 1 ounceload if it's a low brass target load, ormore if it's a high brass, long rangetrap load or hunting load.
A 12 gauge load willusually have moreshot, but how much moredepends on the weight of the specific shell.
Generallya 12gaugewill have 1/8 to 3/8's of an ounce more shot than a 20 gauge, but again, not always.

According to one Wikipediachart that I found, there are 120 pellets of #7 shot in 10 grams of lead. That equals about 340 pellets of #7 shot per ounce, whetherthe shell isa 20 gaugeor12 gauge. A 7/8 oz. load wouldhave about 298 pellets.
A 1 1/8 oz. load wouldhave about382 pellets of #7 shot, and 1 1/4 oz. load wouldhave about425 pellets of #7 shot.
So onepossiblehypotheticalexample might be that a 7/8 oz. 20 gauge load could have 298 pelletsof #7 shot versesa 340pellet 1 oz. 12 gauge load. But that's just onepossible example of a comparative load.

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No, you answered exactly what I'm looking for- Neighbor sent around 250 of the 350 into my house tonite shooting a squirrel.

Thats a good time.... the choke he used will determine exactly how many panels of siding/soffit and or windows you'll get to replace (or should I say he gets to replace).

Hope everybody is ok. I'd recommend a pellet gun... or for him he might just want to lay off the pills and let you deal with your own squirrel problems.
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