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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An interesting fact discovered in Winchester-Western's testing is the whole shot pattern shifts, but the quality of the pattern is not affected.
SHOT PATTERN Outer ring inner ring Load Velocity Percentage Percentage 3 1/2"(1 3/8, No.
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.
The distance to a duck dictates how tight the shot pattern is and at typical ranges a few pellets hit the bird and they're not usually "blasted to smithereens.
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.
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.
Additionally, they successfully passed shot pattern and frequency requirements which have changed to include closer groupings (three shots in a four inch circle); impacts closer to the edge of the armor (two inches rather than three inches away); and 144 shots to be fired versus .
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.
The shot/reverse shot pattern of narrative construction is used in the early personal sections to build the family dynamics of parent-children and to display the interwoven family loyalty.