The gauge of a shotgun is calculated by using lead balls that are the same diameter as the shotgun barrel. The number of these lead balls it takes to equal 1 pound is equivalent to...
How to Calculate a Shotgun Gauge
The gauge of a shotgun is the measurement of the inside width of the barrel. The number refers to the weight, in fractions of a pound, of the largest perfectly spherical ball of lead that could fit into the barrel of the shotgun. A 12 gauge, for example,...
This article is about the gauge measurement of firearms. For other uses, see
Gauge (disambiguation). For firearms other than shotguns, see caliber.
Notes: In some cases it is customary to state the diameter directly in inches: a ".
410 gauge" shotgun, more properly called .410 bore, has a bore diameter of 0.41
Features: The 12 gauge shotgun
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