Hunters and shooters love to argue shot size, as if a hundredth of an inch more or less is a matter of great ballistic importance. Several years ago I interviewed Winchester's Mike Jordan, one of the nicest people I ever met in our industry, an All-American at trap and a competitor on the high-dollar live pigeon circuit. I was writing a column on shot size. Mike patiently walked me through all the species and games and the best pellet size for each. Finally he said: "You know, there is no magic ideal shot size. If 5s work for a certain bird, then so will 4s or 6s."