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#4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
« on: December 02, 2010, 04:13:51 pm »
What's the difference?  Is there one?

At a local gun store (Jim's, for those in the greater Ft Bragg metroplex) I saw a box of 12 gauge Winchester Super-X #4 Heavy Game.  $7.99 for a box of 25 shells.

At Midway, 12 gauge Winchester Super-X #4 Buck is $4.99 for 5.

They both say 27 pellets.  So what's the difference, if any, other than packaging and price?
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 05:32:46 pm »
      #4 Heavy game is birdshot, around......  .11?  Diameter.

    #4 Buck is .24 diameter buckshot.   

      Buckshot you're looking at around 75 cents per shell.    Maybe the store mis-advertised it, but there's no way a 25 round box of buckshot would cost $8.   If so I'd send you $80 and buy me 10 boxes.

       
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 10:14:04 pm »
    There's a big difference between buckshot sizes and shot sizes.
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 09:49:12 am »
    OK.  Thanks guys!
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 08:56:45 pm »
    So, if both shells contain only 27 pellets, the heavy birdshot shell must have a lot bigger powder charge.  Or a bigger wad. 
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 10:59:29 pm »
    Well, does it list a charge weight or a Winchester load number?
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 01:50:15 am »
    I'm betting mis print on the ad.  Twenty seven individual #4 birdshot pellets weigh a cumulative didly sqat.  Certainly not a "heavy" load in any sense.
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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 03:44:10 am »
    I'm betting mis print on the ad.  Twenty seven individual #4 birdshot pellets weigh a cumulative didly sqat.  Certainly not a "heavy" load in any sense.

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    Re: #4 Buckshot vs #4 Heavy Game
    « Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 01:13:39 am »
    Has to be.  27 #4 pellets weigh in at 2/10ths of an ounce.  A payload of less than a 1/4 ounce?  I'm unaware of any commercial shotshell load with under a half ounce of payload.
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