Shot Gun Gauges ID Chart by Federal Cartridge Company
Anoka, Minnesota – -(AmmoLand.com)- The gauge of a shotgun means the number of lead balls that have the same dimension as the bore of the shotgun and weigh one pound.
For example, it will take 12 lead balls the size of a 12 gauge shotgun bore to weigh a pound. The only exception is the .410, which is measured in inches. Shotguns and shotgun shells should also be matched. Failure to properly match the ammunition to the firearm can cause firearm damage and/or personal injury.
Federal Premium actively promoted the establishment of the Wildlife Restoration Fund in the 1930s, a critical source of revenue for wildlife management agencies. It has also sponsored training programs for new instructors in the Boy Scouts and 4-H, invested in programs to train wildlife professionals on the importance of hunting to conservation, and supported organizations that protect wildlife habitat.