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1oz. or 1-1/8oz Load?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by D Sassaman, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. D Sassaman

    D Sassaman TS Member

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    I removed the covers from the realoding press and have decided to return to relaoding. Over the years I have been using 1-1/8th oz loads. I need to order some wads and was wondering what your thought are about going to 1oz. loads vs. an 1-1/8 oz. for the 16 - 20 Yard positions. Look forward to your thoughts. Thanks in advance form responding.
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    One ounce of 8's will do the job, if you do yours.
     
  3. yakimaman

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    On those rare occasions when I can actually keep my head down, not bead check, my 7/8oz 1,300 fps load does a great job all the way back to the 23 yd line where I shoot hcp. Shot bottle on the reloader gets filled less frequently too. So, your 1 oz load should be fine.
     
  4. chuckie68

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    Both, I hoot 1 oz. for 16's and 1 1/8 oz. for caps. I can't give you a reason why I do that, I have just done it since the 1970's that way. Old habits are hard to break.

    Chuck

    BTW--I have shot on occasion 7/8 oz. handicap from 22 yards and scored allright.
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    If you are shooting registered targets and are interested in winning in any class, shoot 1 1/8 ounce, 2 3/4 dram shells because that's what the the other potential winners will be using against you and every average shooter needs every advantage he or she and legally can make use of. If you are a Daro Handy, in the center all the time, there's really not much difference, however.

    If you are just having fun, shoot an ounce.

    Remember, trapshooting is a long-long-term statistical experiment and even a hundred with one-ounce shells, while it does show that it "works," it is still an uphill fight against pellet count that will, every now and then, bite you and it may be at just the wrong time.

    Remington STS shells made the point:

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    Neil
     
  6. build4u

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    I load 17.2 of Clays with an ounce of 8s, WW209, WW pink wad in AA hulls. I use it for Sporting, 5 stand, Skeet, and Trap. I get asked a lot how tight my chokes are and when I have guys try the load they are always suprised how pleasent the recoil is. I carry some 7.5 for long Sporting shots and I an changing over one of my tool heads to load an ounce of 7.5 very soon.
     
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    Concerning wads you might use. You will find that for most of the hulls you will be reloading, a 1 1/8 ounce wad will do a really good job of loading one ounce loads and a one ounce wad will likewise work very well for 7/8 ounce loads. The crimp will be a little concave, but I never have any problems with holes in my crimps that would let shot fall out. This way you can either reduce your wad inventory or use old wads you might still have on hand for two loads. An example: Right now I'm using blue duster wads (1 1/8 ounce) for one ounce loads in AAHS, STS, and Nitro 27 hulls.

    Johnpe
     
  8. bkt514

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    1 oz at 1150 FPS, DRTGT 12, Win/Ceddite Primers, and 17.2 grains of a Clay Dot, #8 shot. Nice Load as others have said!!
     
  9. Heeringa

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    Making an accurate shot is more important than 1 oz or 1 1/8 oz. For 16 yard practice rounds I use 7/8 oz with 15 grains of International Clays powder. It's a lighter load than most 20 gauge factory shells, and it sure does help keep your component expenses down.

    I'm pretty new to reloading my own shells, so right now all I'm loading is that 7/8 oz. For anything other than a 16 yard practice round, I use off the shelf ammo.

    Heeringa
     
  10. grnberetcj

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    Neil is correct

    Curt
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    Shot my first 100 straight registered with 1 oz reloads. enough said!
     
  12. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

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    Thanka Neil Winston. Nice post
     
  13. BIGDON

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    Gosh is this thread #92,541 on 1oz vs 11/8 oz or does it just seem like it??

    Don
     
  14. bossbasl

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    To keep things uncomplicated, I have found loading 1 1/16 loads for everything works well for me. Less recoil than 1 1/8, better breaks than 1 oz. (perceived), cost savings. Lyle
     
  15. yakimaman

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    Is that a fat old man thing? I mean 1 1/8 or even a cry for 1 1/4 oz of shot? How do Olympic shooters excel with 7/8 oz loads when it would appear you absolutely must have heavier loads for the much easier ATA targets?
     
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    I like the most pellets with the least powder. So, its 1 1/8 of lead with 15.5 700X. (Even 14.5 700X works, made some by mistake, great for practice). Low recoil and the maximum pellet count. Works with Singles, HC 27 and Doubles.

    Charlie
     
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    Anyone who doesn't like this thread, or thinks it is redundant and this topic does not deserve to be discussed....don't read it!

    I would listen to Neil Winston. In my experience his opinions are better scientifically researched than anyone else. Martinpicker
     
  18. Avaldes

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    Agreed!

    I shoot 1oz for practice and 1 1/8oz for registered. The few times I have shot 1 oz I have put up 98's and 99's and wondered if those would have been 100's with 1 1/8th. Not worth the mental anguish! LOL!
     
  19. southjblue

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    I like to shoot 1 oz but the guys I shoot against are very happy that I only shoot 1 oz---Wonder why---None of my competors shoot 1 oz---I can't tell the difference between 1 oz and 1 1/8 in recoil---Must just be me---I'm still shooting 1 oz with reclaim shot for practice----That's just me---Do as you will

    George@SJB
     
  20. grntitan

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    How many of the quote "Big Dogs" are shooting 1 oz? Hmmm, think there is a reason for that? Maybe they want every advantage they can get as Neil pointed out?

    Just Say'n..........
     
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