Field shotshells are used for hunting, while target shotshells are used to break clays.
Field loads are generally considered to cover shot sizes 6 all the way up to size T and include all of the buckshot sizes. Target shotshells generally start at shot size 7, and end at shot size 9. Of course, there are exceptions. Smaller shot sizes – such as size 10 – may be used to hunt certain game birds such as quail. It all depends on what you are hunting.
As there is much overlap in application of field shotshell/game combinations, when choosing your field load be sure to consider your game as well as the distance you are shooting from, and the payload of the round.
|Bullet Type||Lead Shot|
|Rounds Per Box||25|
|Rounds Per Case||250|