There are different kinds of shot, according to the various purposes for which they are designed. The best for fowling-pieces, is known under the name of Patent milled Shot, and is of various sizes, according to the species of game that is the immediate object of pursuit. It, is made in the following manner : Sheets of lead, the thickness. of which, corresponds with the intended size of the shot, are first cut into small cubic pieces: these are next submitted to a large, hollow, iron cylinder, .that is mounted horizontally, so as to be turned by a winch; and, by their friction against the sides of the machine, they are rendered perfectly round and smooth. - See also Granulation.