Category Archives: Dr. Gauss

Proper Chokes For Crossers


Dear Don: Let’s see, I want to say this diplomatically, so here goes: your argument about using less choke for crossers is interesting, but, well, it has a few holes in it, just like those targets you’re talking about. Pay … Continue reading

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Gaussian Patterns


Dear Larry: You asked, “…you continue to refer to patterns as Gaussian,…”” Where is your proof of this very doubtful theory?” Your question is just right. Everyone should always ask for proof of theories. In this case the short answer … Continue reading

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Shotshell Ballistics


Dr. Gauss, As I was accidentally shot while pheasant hunting, I would like to know how to calculate the energy, in foot-pounds, for a #4 lead pellet with a stated muzzle velocity of 1350 ft/sec at a distance of 30 … Continue reading

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Gaussian (or Normal) Shot Patterns


Dear Bob, Bruce Buck forwarded to me your message, in which you asked, “You always say that shot patterns are “Gaussian.” I know a little about statistics, and was wondering if you could provide any references explaining the math and/or … Continue reading

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