Questions tagged [shotguns]

A type of firearm that can fire "shot", shot typically being small ball bearings. Shotguns can also fire "solid slugs", where the "shot" is replaced with a solid projectile. Shot guns typically accept cartridges where the contents of the cartridge (not a part of the cartridge itself) are ejected upon firing. Use this tag for questions about the use of, etc. of shot guns.

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What is the difference between a rifle and a shotgun?

This is one of those things, that seems like it has just always been in my knowledge. A recent comment about rifles on a question about shotguns got me thinking, it really is not all that simple. ...
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What material are the shells I just purchased made of?

I purchased a box of shotgun shells in the United States. On the box it says they are for pheasant. But it does not say if the shot is lead, steel or some other nontoxic material. We know from the ...
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What sort of accuracy should I expect at 100 yards from slugs fired from a smoothbore shotgun?

A lot of deer hunters put a rifled barrels on their shotgun and shoot sabot slugs. I know that without rifling a sabot slug has no stability. But there are two common types of slugs designed for ...
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