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7 1/2 or 8?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, May 27, 2009.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    I know this subject has probably been beat to death, so could someone direct me to the appropriate threads? I have acquired a quantity of both sizes and am wondering which I should shoot. So far, I have only used 7 1/2's

    Thanks

    Bruce
     
  2. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    I'm shooting at 16, non-registered. Strictly a fun thing for me. I don't have the $$ to get serious about registered stuff. Using an 1100 that I bought 40 years ago, mod choke.

    Bruce
     
  3. highflyer

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    16 yards, modified choke, I would use the 8's. They should be perfect.
     
  4. Gun Dog

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    I also realize this has been covered before, but cant seem to find much about
    shot size preference for wobble trap. Im fairly new, at least to wobble anyway.
    1 oz #8 dosen't seem to cut it for the ones I let get out there. Thinking of
    Loading up some 1 1/8 oz 7.5s and swaping out the ole windjammer for a 4 petal?

    Any suggestions ?
     
  5. timb99

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    "8's will kick less."

    How do you figure that???
     
  6. Bruce Specht

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    Use them all reload with one size till to run out then switch
     
  7. highflyer

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    We all know that smaller shot and wider chokes are better at close range and bigger shot and tighter chokes are better at long range. But there is a lot of overlap. 9's and skeet choke are better at 20 yards than 7 1/2's and full choke. From 50 yards 7 1/2's and full chokes are better than 9's and skeet choke. There is a range where the tighter choked 7 1/2 is better than a more open choked 8. I don't know exactly where that happens but it exist. There is a great overlap. That is what causes the 7 1/2's or 8's and the modified or full debate. There would be a point too that the more 8's would equal the less but bigger 7 1/2's but at some range the larger 7 1/2's are better.
     
  8. JerryP

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    timb99 , it's simple, an oz of 8's kicks less than an oz of 7 1/2's cause they are smaller. Glad I could help.
     
  9. hmb

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    Mix them together, you would not want to be quilty of shot discrimination. HMB
     
  10. timb99

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    Thanks JerryP

    I must have missed that lecture in physics class.
     
  11. timb99

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    "They are smaller, constrict more readily going through the choke, and kick less."

    You came to this conclusion by shooting two shells, back to back.

    Ummmm, OK (befuddled look.)

    So all things equal, 9's will have less recoil than 8's?
     
  12. wayneo

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    Sooooooo... an ounce of 00 buckshot will dislodge your shoulder???

    Wayne
     
  13. JerryP

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    you guys are catching on.

    Ducks, you are all wet. When the shot hits the choke it pulls the gun away from the shoulder.
     
  14. LAD39

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    CAPVAN I shoot 7.5 and like the way the target breaks.
    Try them both and go with the one you like best.
    Ladder 39
     
  15. BunkerGuy

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    Gun Dog:

    If you shoot your target before 35 yards, 8's are the way to go with IM choke; otherwise 7 1/2's.

    If you shoot your wobble with 2 shots, the second barrel load is always 7 1/2's and full choke. Yes, 8's will break them here, but things are getting marginal; certainly not optimum.

    A very nice wobble loading is 1 oz at 1250'/s.

    There is a bit more info on wobble trap shooting at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.shootingbunker.com/tyro.html

    - - Bill
     
  16. shot410ga

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    Sometimes I like #8's and, sometimes I like #7.5's. Hum------I'll have to make a decision. Hum--------
     
  17. wolfram

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    Dang Tim, and to think we wasted all that time in physics........
     
  18. timb99

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    MR,

    I wasn't trying to be insulting. Sorry if it seemed so.

    You made a statement that, according to the laws of physics I am familiar with, doesn't make sense.

    You based your conclusion on hearsay and two shots taken to confirm your hypothesis.

    If you believe this to be true, that's fine.

    I just wanted to point out to others reading this thread that I don't think your assertion, that all things equal smaller shot recoils less than larger shot, would hold up to scientific testing.
     
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    Ducks, if the 7½'s kicked more, they either had more shot...weight of shot, or they were faster.
     
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