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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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