Shot String

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Shot String: This is a measurement used with shotgun shells. When a shell is fired the shot string is the distance between the shot pellet out front and the shot pellet in the rear. The distance between the first pellet to hit a target and the last pellet hitting the target. Shot String measures how far your shot load is “strung out” which has a bearing on the impact of the load. Your “pattern” is the measurement of the horizontal distance between the two outermost pellets. Using the values of “shot string” and “pattern” allows a shooter to select the right shell for the type of shooting he/she is going to do.

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