Good Luck Hunter25 as well I wish for your Dad. Have a great and successfull hunt! And generate yet another great story for all of us to read and for you to relish for life! I eagerly await the 13th for when I leave for 1st rifle!
Good luck Wade, I hope you and your Dad bag a 400 incher. I'm very jelious as I havent bagged an elk for a few years as i build points and hunting OTC archery. I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures and reading the story of your sucessfull hunt. I think there are a few of us here living through you and your dad right about now. I'm sure te scouting you did during the summer will pay off it usally does, those who work hard in the off season usally bag the big bucks/bulls. Good luck, be safe and look forward to your return.
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...