Gauge Shotguns

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Fowlers - Modern Hunting Techniques - Shotguns
... In the days of market hunting, four (10) gauge, six (12) gauge, eight (20) gauge and (28) gauge shotguns were used in hunting ... The four and six gauge were mounted to small boats ... The eight gauge was hand held and weighed about fourteen pounds and shot about 2 and a half ounces of shot ...
20-gauge Shotgun
... The 20-gauge shotgun is a type of smoothbore shotgun that is smaller in caliber (.615) than a 12 gauge (.729) ... It takes 20 lead balls of the diameter of a 20-gauge shotgun bore to equal 1 pound, while it only takes 12 lead balls of the diameter of a 12-gauge ... A 20-gauge shotgun is sometimes considered more suitable for hunting certain types of game, because it damages less meat, which makes it suitable for most game birds ...