posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 09:34 AM
Bird short (hunters)
Buck shot (most common)
Bore shot(not too common)
Bear shot (can't get anywhere but Army)
Bird shot is small tiny bb sized balls of lead.
Buck two bird shot pellets melted together to make bigger.
Bore four bird or two buck
Bear eight bird 4 buck or two bore those were in issue during the 1980's in South Africa, used agianst any anti-government protests.
range from bird to bear.
But if you aim slightly above the target, range can double or if you aim for "Headshots" entire crowds can be reduced to nothing in a few
length of old shot shells fore finger 8 to 9,5 cms, newer shot shells are about the length on a pinky. 5 cms.
Old SA police shotguns only had three rounds per weapon and would blast the user off their feet with the amount of power used.
newer shotguns can fire without any recoil and can go full-auto, if the user can cock it fast enough.
Spass12 can fire 8 shots in auto one after the other, Jackhammers can fire 18-25 depending on the magazine used. and for those that have played
Soldier of Fortune there is the 10 clip auto shotgun that has absolutely no range but with fast fire can clear any school hallway.