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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bruce Specht, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I just received a new bag of chilled #6 shot can't load it for trap. I have plenty of hunting loads seems a waste for anything but hunting. Any one willing to trade for some 7 1/2's or 8's or 9's?
     
  2. Doug Brown

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    Load it & shoot it for league and practice. I did that with some left over #5.
     
  3. ricks1

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    mix it with 8 or 9 works good rick
     
  4. Little Dog

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    It's great for long yardage handicap. It's not quite legal for ATA, but remember that the rulebook is only a guide.
     
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    Use it for custer shoots for the long shots!
     
  6. phirel

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    Little Dog- Would your phrase "not quite legal" mean clearly illegal?

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pat,

    When you turn the bag upside down to pour the shot into the loading machine the 6 becomes a 9 and is "quite legal". HMB
     
  8. atashooter

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    HMB...LOL. "Don't know what happened, it was 9 when I poured it in"
     
  9. snapthecat

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    #6 can carry farther than #7 1/2. I used to shoot frequently at the old (now defunct) Knoxville (TN) trap club. The club had been built too close to a golf course. You could usually tell if someone was using shells that were too strong or with shot too big. There would be a yell from the golf course.
     
  10. larryjk

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    Snapthecat makes a very good point. No.6 shot carries further than 71/2, 8, or 9. Most trap ranges are not designed for No. 6 shot. Range management will not let you use the larger shot if they know you are planning to use it. Who gets sued if someone outside the range gets hit? The first result is another CLOSED trap range. Thanks!
     
  11. superxjeff

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    Just depends what part of the country you are from. We use 6's and 5's shooting games at many clubs in the west. Totally legal and within the rules of game shooting at many clubs. I know guys that use 4's. Trust me, When you are shooting a falling Northwest Brand target at 80 plus yards you will be glad you were using 6's. Jeff
     
  12. slide action

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    When I used to shoot at small ranges in Ill./Ind. most were on the edge of open fields and shot "carrying" didn't matter. Same for the hills of KY. and the boundries were not an issue. Several people used copper plated 6s in Annie and Protection loads. Clubs located on the edge of other properties DO however, cause a problem and using anything larger that 7-1/2s is probably NOT a good idea!
     
  13. oleolliedawg

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    Aren't #6's simply 7 1/2's that didn't fall through the screen? That outta make 'em perfectly legal for ATA Handicap events. Like Pat says he often finds his shot bags mis-marked with the wrong sizes. Some people say they work great!!
     
  14. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    It's not a matter of legal or illegal it's a matter of whats safe to shoot. I don't know of any ranges that would allow 6 shot for targets. The guy I got the shot from was loading for hunting. I won't shoot something that will carry that far it's just dangerous. So if interested in trading let me know and I'll be happy to swap even up for smaller shot.
     
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    I am a member at two clubs. One allows up to 5 shot, the other only up to 7-1/2.

    Just make sure you know the club rules and don't violate them.
     
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