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16 yard loads

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Browning Man, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. Browning Man

    Browning Man TS Member

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    What is your preference for the 16 yard line, 2 ¾ or 3 dram loads?
     
  2. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    2 3/4. Bill Malcolm
     
  3. Dove Commander

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    2 3/4, 1 OZ #8 OR 8 1/2
     
  4. BLACKDOG

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    I like 7/8 oz going about 1250 to 1270 f.p.s no recoil, smoke balls targets
     
  5. phirel

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    I use a 1 1/8 oz load traveling at 1140 ft/sec for singles and the second shot of doubles. I use a little heaver load for handicap.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    7/8oz @ 1220fps, or 1oz @ 1180fps.
     
  7. Old Cowboy

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    2 3/4 dr, 1 oz #8
     
  8. Andy44

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    3/4 oz of #9s at 1300 fps. through an IM choke is great fun!
     
  9. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    One ounce of Cajun 9's That is one ounce of fours and one ounce of 5's. Breaks the devil out of them but you have to buy a new gun about twice a year. I also carry a 96 average in doubles with this load. I break about 90% of the first targets and about 6% of the second.
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    I use forties in my trap gun barrels, so it will boil a bird with most any load. I like the 24 gram Bunker load at 1350, and the one ouncer at 1250. I see no need for anything heavier on the 16 yard line. One ounce loads will boil the second Doubles target

    For the back yard, I use Unique (three tablespoons LOL) in a delightful 1250 fps 1 1/8 oz load. I have used Solo 1250, which I like better, but Unique is a little cheaper and is American made. ;^)

    I will say I keep a flat of 3/4 oz 1250 footers in the car for new and petite shooters. It will break a bird well, but likes a lot of choke. My Bunker gun with a LF first barrel breaks them at the 16 about like a standard load with the average MOD choke. This weekend, I will try them in the 40 point Browning Unsingle grinder and get back with you.

    My load for the 3/4 ouncer is Remmy hull, Cheddite primer, 19 gr REX I, WAA12L Clone wad, and an honest 3/4 oz of 8's. I typically use 7 1/2's on trap, but am using my one bag of 8's for this load. It is LOUD. REX I is a very overlooked powder.
     
  11. Browning Man

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    I can get both 3 and 2 3/4 dr. 1 1/8 loads, I do not know which to use for 16's. I am trying to raise my average a little.
     
  12. sammyd95

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    1-3/8oz #5 waa12r pushed by 28grs of 4756
     
  13. phirel

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    Browning Man- I suggest the 2 3/4 dram load for singles. Unfortunately, the shells will not increase your average. You have to do that.

    Pat Ireland
     
  14. Shooting Coach

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    What Pat said. The magic bullet is between your ears!

    I would say that an effective load with low recoil should raise your averages. At the end of the day, one would be less fatigued and less likely to flinch.
     
  15. Trap2

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    16yd loads? STS hull, Fiocchi primer, 16.5gr. Promo powder, Windjammer 1oz. wad, 450gr. #71/2 shot... Singles and first shot on doubles? PRICELESS!!....Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  16. GoldEx

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    14.5 Grains of Winchester Featherlite, Claybuster Pink Was, Cheddite Primer, STS hull and an ounce of whatever floats your boat. Soft load that shoots well. This load barely makes 1100 FPS but the targets can't tell.

    Jeff
     
  17. Buckeye

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    Trap2: Interesting. I load the same but with the Downrange XL-1 and #8's. 16 yard and 1st shot in doubles.

    Buckeye
     
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