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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 07:49 PM
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8. It is common, if not accurate, parlance to refer to anything loaded into a
Edited on Sun Feb-12-06 07:52 PM by karlrschneider
shotgun shell as "buckshot" even if it is very small like #7 size. Not that anyone would every try to shoot a deer with it. I started to make a thread explaining all this a while ago but it's too complex. Google or Wikipedia can lay it out pretty well.

on edit: I used to get .22 cal 'birdshot' in which the pellets were WAY smaller than any you would ever find in a shotgun cartridge. I don't know if they still make it but I would say the size on those was less than 0.5 millimeter.
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  -Buckshot or bird shot? Maddy McCall  Feb-12-06 07:42 PM   #0 
  - Nonsense.  benburch   Feb-12-06 07:44 PM   #1 
  - Birdshot..Size of a small bead(nt)  Pavulon   Feb-12-06 07:46 PM   #5 
     - Right.  benburch   Feb-12-06 07:48 PM   #7 
     - So it's about the size of Bush's* brain then.  Island Blue   Feb-12-06 08:08 PM   #19 
  - Obviously wrong...  Mythsaje   Feb-12-06 07:45 PM   #2 
  - It had to be birdshot, don't you think?  Lone_Star_Dem   Feb-12-06 07:45 PM   #3 
  - Using birdshot to hunt birds is not an exceptional thing.  Kagemusha   Feb-12-06 07:45 PM   #4 
  - The part of the story they're not reporting, Maddy, is that Cheney  Old Crusoe   Feb-12-06 07:46 PM   #6 
  - It is common, if not accurate, parlance to refer to anything loaded into a  karlrschneider   Feb-12-06 07:49 PM   #8 
  - Yup. CCI makes them in most pistol calibers,  benEzra   Feb-13-06 07:48 AM   #20 
  - Yes, they still make .22 "ratshot".  Silverhair   Feb-13-06 08:16 AM   #28 
  - num ber 6 is right for quail hunting  Jacobin   Feb-12-06 07:50 PM   #9 
  - Maybe a very young baby English pea. More like half the size of a BB  karlrschneider   Feb-12-06 07:53 PM   #11 
  - #6 Bird shot, you mean?  Maddy McCall   Feb-12-06 08:00 PM   #16 
  - Here's a link to an article about it--  bliss_eternal   Feb-12-06 07:51 PM   #10 
  - If I'm not mistaken...  Launch Pad   Feb-12-06 07:53 PM   #12 
  - Yup--higher the number, the smaller the shot...  benEzra   Feb-13-06 07:52 AM   #22 
  - Buckshot is used to hunt deer in flat country because a rifled slug  Hubert Flottz   Feb-13-06 09:15 AM   #29 
  - I've seen assholes around here  tularetom   Feb-12-06 07:57 PM   #13 
  - #4 birdshot and #4 buckshot are two different things.  Maddy McCall   Feb-12-06 08:07 PM   #18 
  - Birdshot is often wrongly reffered to as Buckshot. nt  In_Transit   Feb-12-06 07:59 PM   #14 
  - It had to be birdshot. #6 makes sense.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-12-06 08:00 PM   #15 
  - Buckshot would be something like marble sized.  Ksec   Feb-12-06 08:01 PM   #17 
  - witness said he got sprayed  evirus   Feb-13-06 07:52 AM   #21 
  - I don't hunt, but I've shot a 20-gauge shotgun a couple times...  benEzra   Feb-13-06 07:56 AM   #24 
  - those were FREEDOM BB's  meisje   Feb-13-06 07:54 AM   #23 
  - Bird - but saying "The Buck(shot) stops here" is funnier  Solly Mack   Feb-13-06 07:58 AM   #25 
  - I'm sure it was birdshot. Birdshot for birds, buckshot for bucks...  Buns_of_Fire   Feb-13-06 08:12 AM   #26 
  - Most people don't know the difference.  Silverhair   Feb-13-06 08:13 AM   #27 

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