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1 OZ 8s for Both Doubles ?

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  1. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I use Win. 1oz 8's for both shots...works like a damn when I'm doin' my part.
     
  2. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    I use 7/8oz of #9s for my 1st shot, and either 1oz of 8s or 1 1/8oz of 7 1/2s for the second, depending on conditions.

    AndyH
     
  3. shannon391

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    I don't think the shells were the key, think back on what else you did right,then repeat as necessary.
     
  4. Otter

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    I recently ran a 99 and a 97 in doubles with Estates 1 oz #8. I started shooting 1 oz on both shots early in 2008. My average is up 10 birds over a 5 month period.

    Luxor
     
  5. Pocatello

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    I don't consider myself a high-scoring doubles shooter (88% this year on 2100 ATA doubles), but I do use 1 oz of #8 on both almost all of the time.
     
  6. Dennisw

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    I have used 1 ounce of 8s' for singles and BOTH shots of Doubles for several years now. The same load, this years dbls ave was 96.39, last year at 96.60, this years singles at 98.82.

    I know my aerages went up when I started using 1 ounce loads several years ago, especially on dbls, less recoil, allows you to stay in the gun more.

    Dennis Whitlock
     
  7. Dove Commander

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    1oz #8 Estates are a great shell.
     
  8. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    I use 1oz'ers for the first shot only, 1 1/8 for the second.

    However, I think I'll be switching to 7/8oz for first shot. My mist birds, 99% of the time, are cause by the gun moving in my shoulder caused by first-shot recoil. It causes me to shoot over the second bird.
     
  9. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

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    To each his own, but, I use 1oz 8 on first and 1 1/8 on second in tounaments, practice with 1 oz 8 both.
     
  10. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    I shoot one ounce for both...my average is up two birds...
     
  11. phirel

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    The shells you shot were not as important as how you shot the shells.

    Many years ago Frank Little told me to shoot a very light shell for the first shot and my normal 16 yard shell for the second shot. I have followed Frank's advice.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. ec90t

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    I generally shoot 7/8 oz of 8 1/2's 1250fps for my first shot and a 1 oz load of 8's for my second shot, traveling about the same speed as my first shot. Works for me, but it's not for everyone.

    ec90t
     
  13. Neil Winston

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    Sam, I'm afraid you are in for a disappointment if you think there'll be anything magic about 7/8 for that first shot. I've done it plenty of times and can't tell the recoil from handloaded (a bit slow) one ounce shells. There's nothing wrong with an ounce, no benefit I can tell from lighter/faster/trendier. One ounce works fine for both shots, but since I'm dead, absolutely sure that the upper barrels of my Perazzis kick _less_ than the lower (not the oft-claimed more) I shoot 1 1/8 there and am always impressed at how much less the recoil is than the lower barrel. I'd rate 3-dram 1 1/8 from the top barrel about a tie with one or less ounce - no difference between 7/8 and one - from the lower barrel.

    Neil
     
  14. oleolliedawg

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    Pat, Frank Little also said to use the same shells for both shots to eliminate confusion. There may have been two Frank Littles!!
     
  15. A201

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    I have used one ounce at 1145 fps for the first shot and any 1 1/8 for quite some time on the second and carry a 92+ avg. on 5000 targets. For some reason (like Neil thinks) my kolar feels softer from the top Bbl. even with the bigger shell. Next season I will be going to one ounce for both to ease confusion time will tell. Roger
     
  16. phirel

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    oleolliedawg- Frank must have given you different advice than he gave me. If this is true, we might speculate on the reasons he did this.

    Pat Ireland
     
  17. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    I have used 1 oz. #8s for years now. They work for me.
     
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