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7 1/2 or 8?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by zachak42, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. zachak42

    zachak42 TS Member

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    What is everyone using for the 16? I use 7 1/2 for handicap.
     
  2. Old Cowboy

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    I use whatever the shot supplier has, but I prefer 7 1/2s. More pellet energy.
     
  4. Bird30

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    8 1/2 mag shot with 18.4 grains of green dot. It makes them targets disappear on the 16 yard line. 7 1/2 mag shot with 23 grains of PB for handicap.

    Dave
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

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    BOTH Depends on Mfgr of the targets being used.

    Gary Bryant
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  6. Frye

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    I keep it simple. 7.5's from the 16 to the parking lot. 700x and full choke.
     
  7. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    For 16 yard targets, the truth is, 8-1/2's, 8's, 7-1/2's...it doesn't matter. They all work.

    Heck, I've used 9's for 16 yards and they work too.
     
  8. MDMike

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    I too, have used 9's at 16 yards. Now I use 7 1/2's for everything...
     
  9. open choke

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    7.5 for all
     
  10. Bruce Specht

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    9's I only use 9 shot
     
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    And how hot is it in Sparta in August?
     
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    Yawn. yawn....it's goin to be a long winter.
     
  13. code5coupe

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    Shot?
    you're supposed to use shot??
     
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    Larry, we've been using rocks out here in San Diego because they made lead illegal...
     
  15. DTrykow

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    BeBop. So what is it 7 1/2's or 8's? I switch to 7 1/2's in the winter but they hit hard. I may use them all year all the time. I ran 75 straight and finished up with 99 out of 100 using 7/8oz 7 1/2's. Dave T.
     
  16. Voolfie

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    The correct answer to the question, "7 1/2s or 8s?" is, "Yes."
     
  17. BigDave1200

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    7.5.or 8's, 7/8oz oz or 1-1/8oz, If you are not on it doesn't matter!
     
  18. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I used to use an ounce of 8s for 16-yard targets but when I started buying Eagle brand shot to save one to two bucks a bag, I found that while round, it is slightly smaller than American shot. Their size 8 would be about an 8-1/4 and their 7-1/2 a 7-3/4, if such sizes existed. Accordingly, I've started using fewer "8" and more "7-1/2" in colder weather.

    But you know, I can miss 'em good with either one!

    Ed
     
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