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Shotgun shell ounce size question

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What makes a heavier shell different then a light shell? Is one better then the other in certain situations, if so why?
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For example - one ounce of shot (for example size 6) may contain 400 pellets. Anything more than an once will contain more, say and once and a quarter of size 6 shot has 470. Those extra 70 pellets fill in the gaps left in your shot pattern making it more likely one strikes a vital spot on your quarry (more dense of a pattern as mentioned above).

A draw back to having a lot of shot is if you hit a small game animal at close range with a lot of pellets its meat will be ruined.
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