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Posted On: 11/2/2021
By: JoEllen Bennett
A: Thanks for reaching out JoEllen! Now, I'm not sure what kind of ammo your indoor range permits. Typically indoor ranges only prohibit projectiles that contain steel, because they pose a higher chance of damaging range equipment and creating sparks. Most shells that contain steel shot are designed for hunting waterfowl, because nontoxic steel won't pollute their sensitive wetland habitat. Before we continue, I'd like you to take a look at this handy guide to shot sizes:
As you can see, a #7.5 shot pellet is 0.095" in diameter. That means a shell loaded with 7/8 ounces of #7.5 lead shot has approximately 429 shot pellets. A slug, on the other hand, is a single projectile.
You'd pretty much only want to use #7.5 shot for playing trap and sporting clays. It's also suitable for hunting smaller birds. A slug is suitable for hunting medium-size game and home defense. Either type of projectile is suitable for your shockwave. If you're using it for home defense, then I'd recommend a shell loaded with buckshot. You'll see in the chart that buckshot pellets are 0.24-0.36" in diameter – much bigger than birdshot!
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Posted On: 5/1/2020
By: Eyasu Tesfay
A: Absolutely, this shell's shot contains no steel so it should comply with any range's rules.