AVERAGE PELLET COUNT FOR SHOTSHELLS

TUNGSTEN-IRON
Weight of Shot in Ounces ( Grams )
Shot
Size
7/8
( 24.80 )
1
( 28.35 )
1­1/8
( 31.89 )
1­3/8
( 38.98 )
4 122 140 157 192
2 82 94 106 129
BB ­ 54 60 74

TUNGSTEN-POLYMER
Weight of Shot in Ounces ( Grams )
Shot
Size
1
( 28.35 )
1­1/8
( 31.89 )
1­1/4
( 35.44 )
1­3/8
( 38.98 )
6 255 253 281 309
4 135 152 169 186
STEEL ­ Weight of Shot in Ounces ( Grams )
Shot
Size
3/4
( 21.5 )
15/16
( 26.58 )
1
( 28.35 )
1­1/8
( 31.89 )
1­1/4
( 35.44 )
1­3/8
( 38.98 )
1­1/2
( 42.52 )
1­9/16
( 44.30)
1­5/8
( 46.06 )
7 316 395 422 475 527 580 633 659 685
6 236 295 315 354 394 433 472 492 512
5 182 228 243 273 304 334 364 380 395
4 144 180 192 216 240 264 288 300 312
3 118 143 158 178 197 217 237 247 257
2 94 117 125 141 156 172 187 195 203
1 77 97 103 116 129 142 154 161 167
BB 54 67 72 81 90 99 108 112 117
BBB 46 58 62 70 77 85 93 97 101
T 39 49 52 58 65 71 78 81 84
F 30 37 40 45 50 55 60 62 65
 
LEAD ­ Weight of Shot in Ounces ( Grams ) ( 3% ANTIMONY )
Shot
Size
1/2
(14.17)
11/16
(19.49)
3/4
(21.25)
7/8
(24.80)
1
(28.35)
1­1/8
(31.89)
1­1/4
(35.44)
1­3/8
(38.98)
1­1/2
(42.52)
1­5/8
(46.06)
1­7/8
(53.15)
2
(56.70)
2­1/4
(63.78)
9 292 402 439 512 585 658 731 804 877 951 1097 1170 1316
249 342 373 435 497 559 621 683 745 808 932 994 1118
8 205 282 307 359 410 461 512 564 615 666 769 820 922
175 241 262 306 350 394 437 481 525 569 656 700 787
6 112 155 169 197 225 253 281 309 337 366 422 450 506
5 85 117 127 149 170 191 212 234 255 276 319 340 382
4 67 93 101 118 135 152 169 186 202 219 253 270 304
2 43 60 65 76 87 98 109 120 130 141 163 174 196
BB 25 34 37 44 50 56 62 69 75 81 94 100 112

 

  SHOT SIZES

   F T BBB BB   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pellet
Diameter
 Shot Shell Sizes
Inches .22 .20 .19 .18 .16 .15 .14 .13 .12 .11 .10 .095 .09 .085 .08
mm 5.59 5.08 4.83 4.57 4.06 3.81 3.56 3.30 3.05 2.79 2.54 2.41 2.29 2.16 2.03

Remington makes a TT but I have not been able to find the diameter of it but an educated guess would make it .21 since it is smaller than F but bigger than T.

Some info on Kents Impact loads.  Here is what Kent says about their pellet count.

Shot size #1 – 1 oz of shot = 75 pellets
Shot size #3 – 1 oz of shot = 117 pellets
Shot size #5 – 1 oz of shot = 157 pellets

 

HEVI-SHOT® ShotShell Ballistics
Gauge
Length
Weight
Size
Velocity
Ave. Pellet Count
12 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
2
1350 fps
97
12 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
4
1350 fps
134
12 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
6
1350 fps
297
12 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
7.5
1350 fps
428
12 ga.
3 in
1.50 oz
2
1300 fps
116
12 ga.
3 in
1.50 oz
4
1300 fps
161
12 ga.
3 in
1.50 oz
6
1300 fps
356
12 ga.
3 in
1.625 oz
4T
1225 fps
169
12 ga.
3 in
1.625 oz
5T
1225 fps
284
12 ga.
3 in
1.625 oz
6T
1225 fps
375
12 ga.
2 3/4 in
1.25 oz
2
1275 fps
97
12 ga.
2 3/4 in
1.25 oz
4
1275 fps
134
12 ga.
2 3/4 in
1.25 oz
6
1275 fps
297
12 ga.
2 3/4 in
1.25 oz
7.5
1275 fps
428
12 ga.
2 3/4 in

7/8 oz

9
1275 fps
715
20 ga.
3 in
1.125 oz
2
1300 fps
87
20 ga.
3 in
1.125 oz
4
1300 fps
120
20 ga.
3 in
1.125 oz
6
1300 fps
267
20 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
2
1300 fps
97
20 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
4
1300 fps
134
20 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
6
1300 fps
297
20 ga.
3 in
1.25 oz
7.5
1200 fps
428
20 ga.
3 in
1.5 oz
4T
1175 fps
169
20 ga.
3 in
1.5 oz
6T
1175 fps
375

 

BALLISTICALLY EQUIVALENT SHOT TYPES
AND COMMON FACTORY LOAD PARAMETERS
Material Shot # Density
g/cc
Load
oz.
Velocity
@3ft.
Steel BB 7.86 1 1/4 1,375
Bismuth 2 9.6 1 5/8 1,250
Tung-Iron 3 10.3 1 1/8 1,400
Tung-Matrix 4 10.8 1 5/8 1,330
Tung-Poly 4 10.7 1 3/8 1,330
HEVI-SHOT 5 12.0 1 1/4 1,375

 

No. 4 PELLET PERFORMANCE
Shot Type Yards Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft.-lbs.)
Penetration (in.)
in ballistic gel
HEVI-SHOT 20 1,023 8.13 3.63
40 799 4.95 2.64
60 647 3.25 1.95
 
TUNGSTEN
MATRIX
20 986 6.56 3.02
40 749 3.80 2.12
60 594 2.39 1.53
 
TUNGSTEN
IRON
20 981 6.45 2.97
40 745 3.72 2.08
60 590 2.33 1.49
 
BISMUTH 20 962 5.79 2.71
40 721 3.25 1.86
60 563 1.99 1.30
 
LEAD 20 1,001 7.16 3.26
40 770 4.25 2.33
60 616 2.72 1.70
 
STEEL 20 906 4.17 2.04
40 647 2.13 1.30
60 485 1.19 .83
*For standardization, velocity adjusted for
all loads to represent
1,350 fps three feet from muzzle