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birdshot

A type of small shot—from 0.05 to 0.18 inches in diameter—found in shotgun shells, which is used to hunt birds (e.g., ducks, pheasant) and other small animals.
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The birdshot that killed Sabbagh was fired from a range of eight metres (yards), which normally would cause wounds but not death, he claimed.
Recoil with the birdshot was very mild and this is made possible not only by the relatively fight shells themselves, but also by the very generous Inflex Technology recoil pad, which is part of the buttstock.
The original tweet, posted by independent journalist Sharif Kouddous, said he had been "hit in the head with birdshot.
Abu Hamed was convinced that the birdshot had been fired by the police at the stone-throwing protesters.
One of the hunting dogs behind him stepped on the trigger and up to 120 birdshot pellets hit him in the left calf at short range.
Whittington was blasted in the face, neck and chest by birdshot at a Texas ranch on Saturday.
The new load has less energy than their old 50 grain load, but still saturates the first 7 inches of gelatin with number 4 birdshot.
Paramount contacted Lock Inspections Systems Ltd, tel:0161-624 0333, to explore methods of reducing the incidence of consumer complaints prompted by birdshot pellets embedded in individual nutmeats, and management were also concerned about product give-away in individual packages.
It's just the opposite with birds and birdshot -- the head is the place to aim because birdshot does not penetrate well.
Police said Blakey was shot with birdshot from a shotgun after becoming angry that a party he was attending had been broken up.
A puff of smoke disburses, and a few feathers flutter to the ground: My partner's #8 birdshot came close but failed to find the mark.
A civilian was shot in the hand and the leg by birdshot bullets.