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What size shot for what game ?

Traditionally different sized lead shot have been used for different types of Game.

Note: Lead shot regulations prohibit the use of lead shot for the shooting of all ducks and geese in England and Wales and for shooting over wetlands in Northern Ireland. Always seek to purchase steel shot or a tungsten matrix (TMX) shot for these. It is worth also noting that these non-lead shot types will have different ballistic characteristics.


Quarry Shot Size
Geese -BB, 1 or 3
Hare 4 or 5
Duck 4, 5 or 6
Crow 5, 5 or 6
Rabbit 5 or 6
Pheasant 5, 6 or 7
Grouse 6 or 7
Partridge 6 or 7
Squirrel 6 or 7
Teal 6 or 7
Woodcock 6 or 7
Snipe 7 or 8