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Winchester has a PDX1 .410 shotgun ammo that has 4 self

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Winchester has a PDX1 .410 shotgun ammo that has 4 self depense discs and 16 pellets per bullet. What s the difference between discs and pellets and normal small lead beads ? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Kraig Vollmer replied 1 year ago.

Discs are flat plate like thing that when they fly through the air they are more like saw blades. depending on the gauge determine how thick they are and how many will be in the shell. Getting hit by one would be nasty. Pellets are small round balls. In shotshells the smaller the number the bigger the pellet. Just like in ratting the Gauge size till you get to 410. 410 is classed by it's bore size that is why you see it call .410 bore a lot of times because that is the diameter of the bore. where the others were classed by how many balls of a given diameter. I my self shoot a lot with the 10 Gauge I could go on and on all day about shotguns. But I hope this is what you were looking for if not let me know and I will try explain it better. please give me a positive feed back.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you! So, 1) are pellets the small lead balls in shotgun ammos? 2) when shotting something like pheasant, shall i use more disc or more pellet, if pellet what size/gauge? Thanks!
Expert:  Kraig Vollmer replied 1 year ago.

You would want to use more pellets. I don't think that you would have any luck getting pheasants with what the .410 would have in it most people use 12 gauge with 1 1/4 of shot in size 4, 5, or 6. Some people myself included late in the season when the birds are getting more wary will fly sooner I like Remington's 1 1/2 load of 4's the shells are a little more money but I can get my limit.

Expert:  Kraig Vollmer replied 1 year ago.

I forgot to tell you yes the pellets are the small lead balls.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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