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Here are common steel shot sizes, going from smaller to larger:
4 3 2 1 B BB BBB T F.
I understand the progression of 4 to 1, the progression of B to BBB, but I don't understand how shot sizes T and F got their name.
To me, T could be BBBB and F could be BBBBB.
Also, T could be C and F could be CC.
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Why"B"? Why not "0, 00, 000"?
It's only sky busting if you miss...
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T = To big , T for tearing big Fricking holes in birds !
F = Forget about hitting what you're shooting at , it's to far anyhow !
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T= terrible patterns????
F= f#@%$^n terrible patterns????
we only go to #BB over here
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What about TT and FF, don't want to leave them out! Don't know why we even call them 6s, 4s, 2s, etc..... why not their true diameter??? Who came up with the diameter in inches minus .170 is pellet size anywaY!?!?!?
American Standard Shot Sizes
Shot Size Diameter
(Amer. Stand.) (Inches)
Air Rifle .175
Hope this helps!
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