Shotgun Shell Shot Size Comparison Chart Actual size

These are actual size scale comparisons of different shotgun pellets or shot sizes from #12 bird shot to 000 buckshot.


  1. Thank you! exactly what I was looking for.

  2. This solved my comparison of 12 gauge shot charges. I ounce of 8's versus 7/8 0z of 9's is a difference of 152 more bbs in favor the # 9 load with less recoil and devastating performance

  3. How can I acquire one of these charts

    1. It can be emailed, just send it to yourself.

  4. Actually, I've a query! Have a MEC and have loaded many rounds of shot shells, mostly for clays, some dove & quail. Am wanting to load 00 Buck for assorted needs, w/ a Pump/short barreled large bore muzzle .12ga. That said. I've purchased some new loads. both lengths 23/4,and 3" hulls. My query is how much powder is acceptable for both sizes? and I assume a magnum wad column for each. Suppose I'm asking which mec powder bars should I use/ order? Thanks for directions.

  5. Just what I needed wanted to know the difference between 7 1/2 and 8 birdshot for when I'm shooting clays. Found out it was the opposite of what i thought. Thank You


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