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3/4 oz loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dhip, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. dhip

    dhip Active Member

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    Just wondering.Got a 3/4 oz bar that came with the 12 gauge Mec I've got.A couple people at the club I shoot have gotten me to try 7/8 oz loads ,which aren't bad at the 16yd line.I shoot a BT99 fixed full choke.Was wondering if anyone ever tried 3/4 oz from the 16 and if it's worth it.I only shoot the 7/8oz. at the local club on thursday nights.Any league or ATA I use 1 oz. loads from the 16.So,if you've shot 3/4 oz. loads,what at,where from,wtc.


    Doug H. (pa)
     
  2. tomaso

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    i have been loading 3/4 oz using the new claybusters wad and it has worked well on the skeet range. it allows me to shoot my old guns with economical loads and not use subguage tubes. i have not had the same confidence at trap. it will certainly break a target but i am more confident with 7/8 oz.. i am loading with promo. just my experience. tom mc
     
  3. Unknown1

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    I tried 3/4 oz for the novelty of it and found that the troops were spread pretty thin by the time they got 40 yards out. Dropping the shot size to #8 1/2 or #9 helped some but 7/8 oz is the smallest I'll go with #8 shot.

    Keller
     
  4. bigbore613

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    Shoot faster. Jeff
     
  5. b12

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    I have shot many 3/4 oz in the 16 ga and have had very good luck. But realisticly if that is what you are going to shoot just to save money then go to a 20 gauge.
    Seems like many guys want to go to less shot but not to a smaller gauge. Don't make sense to me. Bill
     
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    <blockquote><I>"Seems like many guys want to go to less shot but not to a smaller gauge. Don't make sense to me."</I></blockquote>Well, it's a helluva lot cheaper!

    Makes no sense to me to buy a whole new gun with a smaller bore just to shoot the same weight of shot the bore I have will already shoot. I can buy a lot of shot for the price of a sub-gauge gun just for shooting light loads.

    Keller
     
  7. oz

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    quit whining 3/4 oz is basically what all the competitors in the Olympics use and they rarely miss.
     
  8. dhip

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    OZ,,

    Is that true.What yardage do they shoot 3/4 oz. at in the Olympics?


    Doug H. (pa)
     
  9. Bruce Em

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    24 gram or 7/8th for skeet

    Trap (some/all?) still has 28 Gram or 1 oz

    3/4 oz in 12 ga can be amazing but it has to be fast

    I recall 19 gr of 700x but look it up

    #8 shot, magnum
     
  10. R.Kipling

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    I loaded up some 3/4 oz loads to start my grandsons with; Rem hull, 16.5 gr Clays, AA gray wad and Fed primer. They worked so well that we all started shooting them for practice.

    An Olympic shooter said that there's a 24gm load out in front of every 1&1/8. My 10 year old grandson put up his first 50 & 75 straight with that load. He was convinced he needed more, by the old codgers on the bench, so I loaded him up some 26 gm for his first 100.

    I don't see the need to cast all that extra lead for practice.

    Kip
     
  11. dhip

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    Kip,

    My thought is the same,if 3/4 will break em,and it's only local club shooting,why waste the lead.Once I get the right powder(only have green dot at the moment)I'll try loading some.

    Doug H.(pa)
     
  12. 4th. down

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    Cannot fail load:

    AA hull
    3/4 oz. Mag. 8's
    CB0175-12 wad
    X-Lite @ 16 grs.
    Primer of choice
    1300fps.+-

    Good to 40 yds. with I.Mod. choke. This load in a 12 bore seems to work better than a regular 28 ga. load.
     
  13. GW22

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    Yes, you can definitely discard your FULL choke tube if you want to break birds at 40 yds using 3/4 oz loads.

    LOL, the thinking process of some people is simply ridiculous.

    -Gary
     
  14. 4th. down

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    1st. shot of doubles, sir. You have to think once in a while.LOL
     
  15. 1oldtimer

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    Use 1/2 oz. Great shot savings!
    Clyde
     
  16. 4th. down

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    Better yet, just the primer and use your imagination. We all know visualization is the most important step. LOL
     
  17. R.Kipling

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    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
    Albert Einstein
     
  18. GW22

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    4th Down: You never said a word about doubles, so don't start making crap up. Besides, who shoots the first shot at doubles "at 40 yds"? Much less with an "I.Mod. choke" and a 3/4 oz load.

    -Gary
     
  19. Mike K P

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    That's all I shoot from 16yds. #81/2 shot full choke, solid breaks. If I miss it's my fault.
    Mike.
     
  20. 4th. down

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    "Good to 40 yds. with I.Mod. choke."

    Tiddle e Winks.
     
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