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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I have found them to be smaller in frame, lighter in weight and equal in effectiveness to the 12-gauge yet not as long in shot pattern as the 20.
Caption: Federal .410 #71/2 shot pattern at 10 yards.
Pellets maintain roundness, resulting in a more compact and uniform shot pattern. Selected propellants provide consistent results during all the times of the year while nickel-plated lead shot provides a superior surface hardness.
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.
The 25-inch, full choked barrel produced a very uniform shot pattern. A feeling of satisfaction came over me in resuscitating the old shotgun back to life.
In my case, the one-plane swing creates a better shot pattern; my sense is that it's more of a rotary motion controlled by the core of the body.
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. However other shots were used, including straight drop shots when there was less than 1.6s between shots, suggesting variant behaviour was possible.
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.