shot pattern

shot pattern

[′shät ‚pad·ərn]
(ordnance)
Design made on a surface by all the impacts of a series of shots fired under similar conditions. Also known as shot group.
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At 22 yards he caught most of the shot pattern in his back from his waist up to his neck.
I picked a drake that was flying over the center of the spread, swung past it and pulled the trigger: He didn't even flinch as the shot pattern pelted only water two feet behind the bird.
Protracted takes and lack of suture in the shot-reverse shot pattern expose both the male body as recipient of desire and a subjective gaze that had been repressed before (and makes the audience confront their own sadistic voyeurism, in the case of The 120 Days).
Even though your shot pattern looks good on paper, not all of the shot got there at the same time, and you may miss your target because of it.
In home-defense situations, consumers prefer shotguns for their ease of use, straightforward loading and wide shot pattern.
This is indicative of players being able to maintain a general strategy of keeping the opponent in the back of the court using a relatively invariant shot pattern.
Ordinary shotgun barrels don't have sights, just a bead to help center the shot pattern on a flying bird, which isn't much help trying to carefully aim at the chest of a deer that's standing 50 yards away.
The truth is that the shot pattern from the Governor actually spreads out as fast as Hollywood thinks it does from a shotgun, two to three times as fast.
8 shot, although one choke may not produce the optimum shot pattern for each quarry.
The Open needs a whole different shot pattern and the PGA is a mixture of all three.
He covers the theory and practice of shooting reconstruction, mathematics, firearms and ammunition, equipment and its use, bullet hole and wound characteristics, bullet ricochet phenomena, bloodstains and blood spatter, officer-involved shootings, case analysis, ballistics, firearms and ammunition reference collections and other resources, report writing, demonstrative evidence, courtroom presentation, and testing of the cartridge case ejection pattern, shot pattern analysis and gunshot residue.