Post by omegahunter on May 19, 2022 7:26:58 GMT -5
My daughter wanted a rabbit for supper a couple nights ago so I grabbed a vacuum-packed one from the freezer and let it soak in hot water to thaw out real quick.
While cutting it up for "Cajun popcorn rabbit", I came across a steel bb that measured 0.18" which falls exactly on the waterfowl steel shot chart as "BB" steel shot.
There was only one found by me or her and it was in the meat of a hind leg. No infection around it or anything.
The only place I hunted the year before last (last year was a miss with 2 back to back cases of covid) was a small brushy field nowhere near anyplace to be waterfowl hunting and nearest house is 6/10ths of a mile (three properties) away. Unless some Amish decided to hunt the place with his goose gun.
(((BB gun is 0.172" +/- 0.001" for a steel airgun bb.
0.18" is shotgun BB steel.)))
Actually it's .177 or 4.5 cal. And yes BBs are steel, which makes me wonder which kid got a new toy and couldn't resist the temptation to try for a rabbit.
Actually bb's are not 0.177", but are smaller.
Copied directly from the Pyramid Air site- BBs: Are they the same as .177? No! The BB is smaller than .177. In fact, it's a completely different caliber. When it was first created in 1886, a BB was a type of shotgun shot sized 0.180" in diameter. Through the years, the size became smaller, until todays steel BB is 0.172" to 0.173'.