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Q: What is determined by the number of lead balls required to make one pound?
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How is a shot gun gauge determined?

It is determined by the number of lead balls of the same diameter as the barrel bore needed to make one pound. e.g. 12 lead balls of .735" diameter weigh one pound - therefore the shotgun with that bore size is called a 12 gauge.

What are shotgun gauge sizes related to in inches?

Shotgun gauges are determined by the number of lead balls of a given diameter required to make one pound of that size ball. Thus 10 balls of 10 gauge diameter are required to make one pound of such balls, or 20 balls of 20 gauge diameter are required to make one pound, and so forth. This is the traditional, and very old, system. The actual (nominal) bore diameters of the various gauges are as follows: 10 gauge = .775 inch, 12 gauge = .729 inch, 16 gauge = .662 inch, 20 gauge = .615 inch, 28 gauge = .550 inch. The .410 is named for its nominal bore size, and is not a gauge at all.

How is shotgun gauge measured?

A shotguns gauge is a measure related to the diameter of the smooth shotgun bore and the size of the shotshell designed for that bore. Gauge or diameter of the bore is determined by the diameter of 1 lead pellet times the number of pellets required to equal 1 pound. ex. 12 gauge is equal to the diameter of 1 of the 12 lead balls that equals 1 pound. ex. 20 gauge is equal to the diameter of 1 of 20 lead balls that equals 1 pound. ex. 3 gauge is equal to the diameter of 1 of the 3 lead balls that equals one pound. The larger number of gauge the smaller the bore.

What does gauge mean in guns?

Refers to shotgun bore size. Specifically, it refers to the number of lead balls of that bore size that it takes to make one pound. A twenty gauge takes 20 balls to the pound where a 12 gauge takes 12 balls.

Measure balls by an ounce or pound?

What kind of balls?

What ways more a pound of steel balls or a pound of feathers?

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What is the origin of shotgun shot size. I know Gauge is the number of balls in a pound of lead. Where did shot size come from?

Shotgun gauge diameter is determined by how many balls of lead the diameter of that gauge will equal one pound. Thus it takes 10 lead balls of 10 gauge diameter to equal one pound of weight. And 16 lead balls of 16 gauge diameter to equal one pound.Thats why the gauge number decreases when the diameter increases. SHOT SIZE It seems the history of shot size is uncertain. There are at least 24 different methods of determining shot size around the world. The method used in the USA currently is to subtract the shot size number from 17 and that number is the diameter in hundredths of an inch. Thus #4 shot would be 17-4=13 or .13" in diameter. Why 17, I cant find anyone who knows, so anybody know?

What determines the gauge of a shotgun?

That is the diameter of the inside of the barrel- the smaller the number, the bigger the shell. Ignoring the .410 (which is NOT a guage)- guage was the number of round lead balls that could be made from one pound of lead that would fit the barrel. So a 20 g shotgun- 1 lb would make 20 balls. A 12 g, 1 pound would make 12 balls.

What year was a one pound coin invented?


Certain types of bowling balls when places in water float Explain how this is possible?

Certain WEIGHTS of bowling balls float. Bowling balls have a volume of 6250 cm3. An equal amount of water would weigh 6.25 kilograms. A bowling ball that weighs less than 6.25 kilograms--8-pound, 10-pound and 12-pound balls--will float. 14-pound and 16-pound balls, having a density higher than 6.25 kilograms, will not float.

What was the largest caliber shotgun made?

The largest EVER made was a 2 gauge. It holds a 2 pound metal ball, if I remember correctly. According the gauge index, a 2 gauge shotgun would hold two half pound balls since the diameter of the shotgun tube determines the gauge, the number of balls to equal a pound going down the barrel in this case would only be two to make a pound. Whereas in a 12 gauge, it takes twelve lead balls of the barrel size to make a pound. A two pound meal ball going down the tube would make for a .5 gauge.

What is the Max weight gain from 1 pound of food?

The weight gain from food is not determined by the weight of the food, but by the number of calories in food. 3500 calories of food are equal to about one pound of weight (of the person, not the food).