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skarloey 09-Feb-10 - 11:48 AM ET
blkcloud 09-Feb-10 - 12:06 PM ET
timb99 09-Feb-10 - 12:11 PM ET
BDodd 09-Feb-10 - 12:13 PM ET
dannyw68 09-Feb-10 - 12:14 PM ET
short shucker 09-Feb-10 - 01:13 PM ET
skeeljc 09-Feb-10 - 01:20 PM ET
SuperXJeff 09-Feb-10 - 01:29 PM ET
Bridger 09-Feb-10 - 04:57 PM ET
cdan12 09-Feb-10 - 09:39 PM ET
bridgetoofar 10-Feb-10 - 06:33 AM ET
mrskeet410 10-Feb-10 - 06:34 AM ET
Neil Winston 10-Feb-10 - 08:41 AM ET
backwoods 10-Feb-10 - 08:54 AM ET
hmb 10-Feb-10 - 08:59 AM ET
highflyer 10-Feb-10 - 09:15 AM ET
lefthdr 10-Feb-10 - 09:36 AM ET
gun1357 10-Feb-10 - 11:30 AM ET
davnport 10-Feb-10 - 02:55 PM ET
3on8 10-Feb-10 - 11:46 PM ET
backwoods 11-Feb-10 - 07:34 AM ET
Auctioneer 11-Feb-10 - 07:43 AM ET


Subject: What
From: skarloey
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 11:48 AM ET
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I know it's a trap forum but I think I get the best info here. Yes, I will keep my pink tutu clear of my shell box holder.

1) What is your favorite 12 ga. skeet load? 2) What 12ga. load do champion skeet shooters use in tournaments? 3) Or... does it matter?

I suspect the lack on info on this question in my books indicates the answer is (3) but I am interested in your opinion.

Thanks.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: blkcloud
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 12:06 PM ET
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I use aa's (12 gauge)14.3 gr 700x pink dr wad 7/8 oz #9 shot.. cheddite primers low recoil and I like the way it breaks the targets..

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: timb99
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 12:11 PM ET
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Pick a good singles trap load you like and use number 9 shot in it.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: BDodd
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 12:13 PM ET
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STS hulls, 16.5 gr. 700X or 17.2 gr. Clays, Win. 12L wad or the Claybuster clone, Cheddite or Winchester primer, 7/8 oz of #9s, I.C. choke - this combo has proven well suited for skeet, 16 yard trap, first shot of trap doubles, and even a good 1/2 or more of my sporting clays shots and you'll find it in the loading manuals......Bob Dodd

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: dannyw68
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 12:14 PM ET
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I always shoot one ounce of reclaimed shot, STS hull, 17 gr Red Dot, Cheddite primer and DR XL1 green wad. Skeet doesn't require anything fancy, just load as cheap as possible. Mine cost me $2.80 a box:)

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: short shucker
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 01:13 PM ET
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1225 fps 7/8 oz of 8 1/2's. This is also a great shell for the first shot in doubles.

I generally use a Remington hull, Clays powder, Winchester 209, and Downrange XL-1 wad (the green one). This is a very soft shooting load that is deadly to clay targets. If I was a little better at singles it would work well for that too.

ss

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: skeeljc
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 01:20 PM ET
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If you want the maximum target breaking load it is 1-1/8 ounce of 9's through a cylinder choke. This load/choke combination will give you the largest effective pattern. Put it in a Federal paper hull and send it at 1150 fps and it is a very soft shooting load. When I was shooting competitive skeet that is what I shot in my Browning Gold.

Jim Skeel

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: SuperXJeff
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 01:29 PM ET
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The best? How about the most legal pellets you can throw? 1 1/9 of #9 shot is the best. That said lots of guys shoot a 20ga with 7/8oz of 9's in the 12ga event. Jeff

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: Bridger
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 04:57 PM ET
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Any good 7/8 oz load is all you need for skeet. BDodd's load has been mine for some time. I'm experimenting with 12 gauge 3/4 oz loads now and so far they're working just fine.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: cdan12
Date: Tue, Feb 09, 2010 - 09:39 PM ET
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I have shot at several skeet world championships in san antonio,almost every one uses factory loads mostly provided free to the "big guns" only ,sts seems to be the most popular. Dan Witcher

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: bridgetoofar
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 06:33 AM ET
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One ounce of 9s at about 1180.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: mrskeet410
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 06:34 AM ET
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The best lesson I learned from shooting sporting is there is no such thing as bad 12 gauge skeet ammo. It's all good at 21 yards.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: Neil Winston
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 08:41 AM ET
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All summer long I sweep up spilled shot, reclaim bad loads, wet shells, handicap shells, orphans, unknowns, and put the shot in an old powder container. It's all sizes, all brands, all conditions. In winter I put it in the shot bottle, and with Red Dot and a 28 bushing and 1 1/8 bar I make skeet shells. My 1100 says they are just fine.

Neil

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: backwoods
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 08:54 AM ET
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Neil, you shoot skeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: hmb
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 08:59 AM ET
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Only when he is wearing a pink tutu. HMB

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: highflyer
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 09:15 AM ET
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I like 1 1/8 ounce of 9's and a skeet choke. I say that but the last time I shot skeet was last Wednesday and I shot a 25 with a full choke and 1 ounce of 7 1/2's. But when it counts give me a skeet choke and 1 1/8 ounce of no. 9's. What a swarm of shot.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: lefthdr
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 09:36 AM ET
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Being a 410 shooter I have found that the noise alone from a 12 ga. will break them.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: gun1357
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 11:30 AM ET
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It is fun to experiment but when the big championship shoot-offs are settled, the majority of the hulls laying on the ground are from full loaded factory stuff. Ron

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: davnport
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 02:55 PM ET
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No one mentioned .003 grains pixie dust?

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: 3on8
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 11:46 PM ET
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Any shell that fits into my MEC. Any 209 primer along with 16.5g of 700x. Windjammer wad pushing 1 1/8th. oz of 7 1/2 lead. Works at 16yr trap, sheet and 5 stand.

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: backwoods
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 - 07:34 AM ET
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hmb, the tutu ofwhich you speak rarely comes out till after the suds normally. I wonder if seeing a skeet field actually intensifies the desire.....

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Subject: What's the best 12 ga. skeet load?
From: Auctioneer
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 - 07:43 AM ET
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Pink hulls, pink primers, pink powder, pink wads and pink shot.

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