How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
© Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Shot Pellet Diameters

These are birdshot pellet diameters for lead and steel shot. The data was posted by Chuck Adams based on U.S. ammunition makers' catalogs.

Shot size  

Pellet diameter
(millimeters)

Pellet diameter
(inches)

BBB

4.83

0.190

BB

4.57

0.180
B
4.32
0.170

1

4.06

0.160

2

3.81

0.150

3

3.56

0.140

4

3.30

0.130
5
3.05
0.120
6
2.79
0.110
7-1/2
2.41
0.100
8
2.29
0.090
8-1/2
2.16
0.085
9
2.03
0.080

 

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Posted January 18, 2005