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15-08-2010, 13:18   #1
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Shot size (Metric/equivalents)

I've been searching the tinternet for a shot size comparison table for a long time, and can't seem to find one that mentions the size of a specific cartridge i have, a nobel sport italia heavy load 0, as well as some other cartridges.

So i'm throwing it out here, in the hope that someone knows where there is a comprehensive chart, or just make one from what the cartridges we have.

I know that there's about 4 or 5 different national sizing standards, e.g. english, italian american. all using the same number type system, but being different actual sizes of shot. there'll probably be some confusion but if we can get somewhere then, it'll be farther than i've ever got.

When we get it sorted out then i'll make up some kind of chart, and post it up too (i made one from a chart i did find, even put 1:1 scale, size dots representing the actual sizes on it for easy reference, but i'm not happy with it)


So anyway, from the cartidges i have here the sizes are

shot size-------------metric equivalent

0-------------------------3.9mm
1
2
3
4-------------------------3.1mm
english 4, us 5------------3.0mm
5-------------------------2.9mm
6-------------------------2.75mm
7 1/2---------------------2.37mm or 2.41mm
8-------------------------2.25mm or 2.3mm
9


copy the list and add to it what you can.

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15-08-2010, 13:50   #2
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Not an answer, but maybe of some use
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I've been searching the tinternet for a shot size comparison table for a long time, and can't seem to find one that mentions the size of a specific cartridge i have, a nobel sport italia heavy load 0, as well as some other cartridges.

So i'm throwing it out here, in the hope that someone knows where there is a comprehensive chart, or just make one from what the cartridges we have.

I know that there's about 4 or 5 different national sizing standards, e.g. english, italian american. all using the same number type system, but being different actual sizes of shot. there'll probably be some confusion but if we can get somewhere then, it'll be farther than i've ever got.

When we get it sorted out then i'll make up some kind of chart, and post it up too (i made one from a chart i did find, even put 1:1 scale, size dots representing the actual sizes on it for easy reference, but i'm not happy with it)


So anyway, from the cartidges i have here the sizes are

shot size-------------metric equivalent

0-------------------------3.9mm
1
2
3
4-------------------------3.1mm
english 4, us 5------------3.0mm
5-------------------------2.9mm
6-------------------------2.75mm
7 1/2---------------------2.37mm or 2.41mm
8-------------------------2.25mm or 2.3mm
9................................... 2.03 0.080'' 562pellets in 28g


copy the list and add to it what you can.
http://www.morningtonclaytarget.com/...el%20Gauge.pdf
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going by that .pdf, then 0 comes between 1 and 2. it may just be this one cartridge thats confusing me?

1,0,2,3,4, . . ????? knew i was goin wrong somewhere


maybe italian sizes are different?
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going by that .pdf, then 0 comes between 1 and 2. it may just be this one cartridge thats confusing me?

1,0,2,3,4, . . ????? knew i was goin wrong somewhere


maybe italian sizes are different?
English Imperial and American may vary, a gallon is a prime example.
You ask for a gallon of gas and they give you a smidgeen in the US; and 5.54Litres in england ~
http://www.gunslot.com/pictures/shot...let-size-chart

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You ask for a gallon of gas and they give you a smidgeen in the US; and 5.54Litres in england [QUOTE]
A us gallon is 3.785 litres..than less than a litre difference..saying 3.785 is only a smidgeen is a bit of an exaggeration!
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You ask for a gallon of gas and they give you a smidgeen in the US; and 5.54Litres in england [QUOTE
A us gallon is 3.785 litres..than less than a litre difference..saying 3.785 is only a smidgeen is a bit of an exaggeration!
You try getting a Tank of gas in dollars paid for in advance and sold in gallons

My whole point is that even though both are said to operate the imperial system there is a few differences.

The Gallon bing a prime example, if you are buying anything from the states make sure you know your size conversions!
or you could be like when NASA missed mars they got the conversions wrong!
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5.54Litres in england ~


1 gallon = 3.785 litres --- US

1 gallon = 4.54 litres --- UK
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1 gallon = 3.785 litres --- US

1 gallon = 4.54 litres --- UK
That was a type error Ezri should have read 4.54.

I sold enough gallons of oil in my time to know, even though it mostly came in 5litres farmers would still ask for a gallon!

Point being the name is misleading.
Especially if you have an american Harley Motorbike and put an english gallon of oil.

I know a fella who did!
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