I think we already hashed this out but let's rehash 😁
Chris (Digger O'Dell) found a unique pinfire cartridge head that looks very much like the shot gun shells we dig here in New England, minus the pin. So now, every time I dig a "shotty" (I've learned they call them shotties in the UK via the book "The Accidental Detectorist") I check for a pin....and then always wonder why EVERYBODY was shooting shotgun shells back in the day. Were they trying to eradicate Passenger Pigeons? 😁
The reason to use "shots" is to hit a bird, no?