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Lead Shotsizes (Approximate)

English
Sizes
American
Sizes
Italian Sizes   Diameter (inches) Diameter (mm) # Pellets per oz.
(Aprox.)
(Variations due to different sources)
# Pellets per lb.
(Aprox.)
LG

000 buck
(Western 2)

12/0   0.36 9.14 6 112
MG       0.3465 8.80 7  
SG 00 buck
(Western 3)
(sometimes 0.34")
11/0   0.33 8.4 8 128
  0 buck
(Western 4)
    0.32 8.128   144
    10/0   0.31 7.874 9  
Special SG 1 buck
(Western 5)
    0.2981 7.572 11 173
    9/0   0.290 7.366 12  
SSG 2 buck
(Western 7)
8/0   0.2687 6.825 15 238
  3 buck
(Western 9)
    0.25 6.35   280
SSSG       0.2443 6.205 20  
  4 buck 7/0   0.24 6.096 20 344
SSSG       0.2267 5.79 25  
  F 6/0   0.22 5.588 27  
SSSSSG or AAAA       0.2133 5.418 30  
AAA       0.2026 5.146 35  
  T 5/0   0.20 5.08 40  
AA       0.1937 4.92 40  
  BBB     0.19 4.826    
A BB 4/0   0.18 4.572 50  
  B 3/0   0.17 4.318 60  
BBB       0.1693 4.3 60  
BB       0.1608 4.084 70  
  1 2/0   0.16 4.064 72  
B       0.1537 3.904 80  
  2 0   0.15 3.81 87 / 88  
    1   0.145 3.683 95  
1       0.1428 3.627 100  
  3     0.14 3.556 107  
    2   0.137 3.48 114  
2       0.1344 3.414 120  
  4 3   0.13 3.302 134 / 135  
3       0.1276 3.241 140  
    4   0.122 3.1 170  
4 5     0.12 3.038 170  
    5   0.114 2.9 199  
4       0.1133 2.878 200  
5 6     0.11 2.789 220  
5   6   0.1067 2.710 240  
6       0.1023 2.598 270  
  7     0.1 2.54 295  
6   7   0.0990 2.5146 300  
7 7 7   0.0950 2.413 340 / 345  
7       0.090 2.286 400  
  8 8   0.09 2.286 404 / 410  
8       0.0865 2.197 450  
    9   0.082 2.083 515  
  9     0.08 2.032 577  
9       0.0795 2.0193 580  
    10   0.075 1.905 641  
10 10     0.0700 1.778 850  
    11   0.066 1.676 883  
    12   0.059 1.5 1490  
    13   0.051 1.295 1794  
English
Sizes
American
Sizes
Italian Sizes   Diameter (inches) Diameter (mm) # Pellets per oz.
(Aprox.)
(Variations due to different sources)
# Pellets per lb.