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1 oz 81/2 ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Apr 22, 2011.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Anyone use 1 oz 81/2 for caps? If so what distance (yardage) & what choke & in what type of gun?

    Thanx,
    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    1Oz. 8 1/2's in front of Solo 1000. for 16 yd and first shot doubles.
    Soft shooter but excellent patterns No reason it wouldn't be fine back to about 21 Yds or more if you got the guts to try. I've tried it from the back line in calm air. Wouldn't depend on it from there.

    Big Jack
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    Tried that experiment. 25 yd marker, 1250 fps. recipe 1oz. 8 1/2 lead. There was a strong wind that day, from the side. Did not do well. I think the lead was a little light at that distance. Maybe it was the wind, I do not know. The breaks I had were not bad, but they were not convincing enough to keep that as my normal load. The two rounds at 25 yds were shot back to back. 7 1/2 at 1 1/8oz. the first, and 8 1/2 at 1oz. the second. Dropped four more birds. Granted this was not a long, drawn out experiment. 16 yd though, what a low recoil and smoking load. IM chokes from all distances. Gun, Krieghoff KS-5.
     
  4. jdsfarms

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    With the rebates I bought some STS 1 oz.8 1/2 shot that were on sale.I tried them from 24yds,my results in the wind were not so good and have went back to 1 oz. of 7 1/2's for caps.Jerry
     
  5. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I used to shoot Federal Gold Medal 1oz. 81/2's for singles and bith shots in doubles and shot some good scores with them..
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    jdsfarms,

    Where did you get those STS 1oz. 8 1/2's? Jon
     
  7. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    Black Sheep Sporting goods in Coeur d'Alene Idaho they had them for $69.99 a flat.Jerry
     
  8. over the hill

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    I shot new Federals at the 82 or 84 Grand (Gold Medals) when they first appeared.

    Worked well for me at 20yd.

    However, for long yardage or windy conditions I probably would use larger shot.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  9. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    8 1/2 shot for trap looses its horespower real quick.
     
  10. StonewallRacing

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    1 oz of 8-1/2 is a great singles and first shot of doubles load.

    Will switch to 8's for singles if it windy or cold.

    SW
     
  11. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Probably work just fine in warmer weather.
     
  12. GEAJR

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    Tried this on purpose and by accident and 8.5's seems to work OK out to 20 yds. Did this accidently in competion. I did not notice I was shooting 8.5's until 3/4 way through HC event at 24 yds. That answered my question; Why arent these targets breaking?! Or maybe it would have been a bad day even if I had 1 1/8 7.5 shot.

    Recently, I have been shooting 7/8 oz #8 reloads for practice. They actually break targets well from 23yds if I'm on them.
     
  13. Fritzboy

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    Singles or doubles in warm weather. If in doubt shoot 7.5
     
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