I have used Kountry Meats in Elk Grove before, I thought they were rather expensive compared to other places I've used. But those places were outside Sacramento. Standard cut and wrap is all I ever had done. Seemed like when I got my meat back there was hardly anything left so I would rather cut it myself. Since I like to make a lot of jerky that is better for me.
The Mad Butcher is on Florin-Perkins. The cleanest butcher shop i have ever been in. The prices are fair and the turnaround is quick. I got my pig back in a week. The sausage turned out well and the packaging was first rate. I will be going back again very soon.
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...