Missouri Conservation Department Shooting Ranges Available
I shoot at the Parma Woods facility. Its really nice. Three dollars an hour to shoot there, they provide targets and it is very safe. I don't have to worry about someone running off with my guns when I'm down range changing targets because the agents running Parma keep a sharp I on things. My only complaint is that they don't have a 200 yard range. Very nice though and a much better value for the average shooter than joing a gun club.
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...