Shot Size Info

Shot sizes can cause much confusion; there are English sizes, Italian sizes, Spanish sizes and American sizes. As a general rule we supply our lead shot using English sizes shown in the chart below & non-tox shot using steel shot sizes

Shot Size Diameter in mm Pellets per oz. Weight in Gr per Pellet Spanish Equiv. Italian Equiv. American Equiv.
LG 9.1mm 6 72.91     000 BUCK
SG 8.4mm 8 54.69     00 BUCK
SSSG 6.8mm 15 29.16 6,6 8/0 2 BUCK
AAA 5.1mm 37 12.5      
  4.5mm 50 8.75 BB   BB
BB 4.01mm 70 6.25   2/0  
1 3.8mm 90 4.86     2
2 3.6mm 100 4.37      
3 3.3mm 140 3.12   3  
4 3.1mm 170 2.58   4  
5 2.8mm 220 1.99      
6 2.6mm 270 1.62      
7 2.4mm 340 1.28      
7 1/2 2.3mm 400 1.09      
8 2.2mm 450 0.97      
9 2.0mm 580 0.75      
 
 
The pellet counts are calculated for 1 ounce not 28gram. To show the pellet count for 28gram take the number of pellets in 1oz and divide by 28.35, then multiply by 28. E.g. for no. 9 lead...580/28.35 = 20.49, 20.49 x 28 = 572.84 pellets in 28gram.
 

Non Toxic Shot Sizes

Most non toxic shot such as power shot, ITX and steel shot is governed by the steel shot size chart. Due to the manufacturing process and CIP/SAAMI regulartions, steel shot is very precise in it's sizing and must be within a ± 0.05mm tollerance.
 
Shot Size Diameter in mm Diameter in Inches Pellets per oz.
8/9 2.29mm .09  
7 2.54mm .10 422
6 2.79mm .11 315
5 3.05mm .12 243
4 3.25mm .13 192
3 3.56mm .14 158
2 3.81mm .15 125
1 4.06mm .16 103
B 4.32mm .17 87
BB 4.57mm .18 72
BBB 4.83mm .19 62
T 5.08mm .20 52