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1oz 71/2 vs 1oz 8

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by mike T, May 2, 2007.

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  1. mike T

    mike T Member

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    I have always shot 1 1/8 oz of 71/2 or 8s. Have been playing with 1 oz loads of 8s this spring and really don't see any difference with my score or hits. Plus they recoil less and are cheaper to load. So my question is would it make any difference if I uses 1 oz of 71/2? Or am I giving up too much with a lesser number of pellets I have always like 71/2 over 8s.
    I am only talking about 16's and first shot of doubles.
    thanks
    mike t
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Mike,

    Try 1 ounce of 8-1/2's

    Great from 16
     
  3. Big Al 29

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    same amount of 8's in 1oz as 7-1/2's in 1-1/8oz.
     
  4. 100straight

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    I like 1 ounce of 8-1/2s from the 16.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  5. famill00

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    I loaded some 7/8 oz 8.5 at 1200 for 16's. I am looking forward to seeing the results. I think I will shoot a modified choke.

    Forrest
     
  6. Dennisw

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    I have been using 1 ounce of 8's for the 16s and BOTH shots on doubles for about 10 years now, since then i have had several years with a 98+ average on 16s and 95+ on doubles (this year i am at 98.85 and 97.2).
    There is no need for that extra 1/8 ounce, lots less recoil with 1 ounce, pus like you say... its cheaper.

    Dennis Whitlock
     
  7. famill00

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    Dennis what choke do you use with the ounce loads? I was thinking modified.

    Forrest
     
  8. Dennisw

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    Remington 1100, 30 inch FULL choke barrell, no choke tubes
     
  9. BDodd

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    1 oz of 8s is my BIG load for long handicap and I have a number of acquaintances that are of the same thinking. Use whatever gives you the confidence....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  10. midalake

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    My gun does not seem to pattern 8's well. So I have used 1oz of 7 1/2 many times. Hits them hard.........give them a try.

    GS
     
  11. oz

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    try 7 1/2's I use them all the time 1 7 1/2 will break a clay takes 3 8's to do the same. these loads shoot tighter than 1 1/8 so open your choke if you can. mod at least. oz
     
  12. ANTRIM UDF

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    8.5`s at 16 to 22. 7/8 or 1 oz. I like the Imod. But mod can pattern well with 7/8 and 8.5`s. I think that`s why they invented pattern boards. Or is someone trolling again? I like the Top Gun best of the cheaps.
     
  13. ke4yyd

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    I shot 100 targets with 5/8 oz of # 9 shot this past week. Was surprised and pleased at the excellent breaks I was getting. Every miss was due to shooter error. I have been shooting 3/4 oz # 9 for over a year and have been quite satisfied. I loaded the 5/8 loads for skeet but thought I would try them on trap to check them for quality.
     
  14. FarmerD

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    1 oz. 8 1/2 or 7/8 oz. #9 for 16's and 1st shot doubles. 1 1/16 oz #8 for handicap, works for me with either full or Imod choke. Richard
     
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    since handicap ranges form 20 yds to 27 yds, posters should note what yardages they are talking about for "handicap" loads, or do we assume your all 27 yarders?
     
  17. BDodd

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    Good point Setterman....I'm currently 25 yards, those of whom I spoke range from 25 to 27 and still speak to me....Bob Dodd
     
  18. Setterman

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    Well at least your honest Bob! From previous posts I assumed you were long yardage.
     
  19. BDodd

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    Well, I just got that reduction, Setter, so I still think of myself as in the "long yardage" fraternity but never considered the term to mean just one mark either. Think I should edit my previous post?

    Oh heck, I'll do it here: Whatever you use at 16 yards will work well into 21, maybe 22 yards easily, further back? 1 oz of 8s is my BIG load for mid-&-a-half to long handicap and I have a number of acquaintances (26 and 27 yarders) that are of the same thinking. Use whatever gives you confidence...Bob Dodd
     
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