I have a friend,well- friends that live over in Skanateles Falls, not too far from you. Used to live in Auburn,myself , in the late 70's.
I wonder if you travel to the Adirondack Mountains....i see your name seems to be short for 'adirondack' bear =adk...bear, i could be wrong tho.. we found our first bear-sign of this spring yesterday, i am excited. i respect them,though we become familar with several as we live in the deep woods.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...