View Full Version : What number is 70mm shotshell?
12-13-2007, 09:47 AM
I bought box of shotshells, it says 70mm on them. Would it be number 2?
12-13-2007, 10:18 AM
70mm refers to the lenght of the shell, 70mm=2 3/4in. Has nothing to do with the size of the shot
12-13-2007, 07:44 PM
but there's nothing on the shell, just says 2 3/4 inch and 70mm. How do I know what number is it?
12-16-2007, 02:06 AM
shooting at a paper/cardboard target would be able to tell you if you have a good eye. at the very least, a relative size.
12-16-2007, 04:59 AM
Like was already said the 70mm refers to the length. That is a 2 3/4 inch shotshell which is the standard 12 ga shotshell length. Not sure why the shot size isnt also on there cause it normally is. Is that all it says on the shotshell is "70mm" ?
Here is a chart of shot sizes. You can open the front of one of the shells with a knife and needle nose pliers or something like that and take the shot out and guesstimate the shot size from this. Its safe to take a shotshell apart as long as you dont hit the primer very hard with a hammer and punch or something stupid like that.
01-05-2008, 06:42 PM
No, it doesn't say anything else on the shell.
I went back to store and found out velocity is 1900fps and 385 grains. Will these tell what number the shell is?
I payed $20 for only 5 shells. Must be some large ass shot. I would prefer not to waste $4 to find out what number it is.
Why they don't just put the goddamn number on the shell???
Thanks, by the way.
01-05-2008, 06:46 PM
Can anyone also tell me how can I tell if my shotgun has fully rifled barrel? It is Maverick Model 88
It says on here, it is designed for fully rifled barrels