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7 1/2 's or 8's

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tuscarora 99, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Thats funny.
     
  2. open choke

    open choke TS Member

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    Here we go....
     
  3. sterlingworth

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    Whats best for trap shooting??? I would think a shotgun of some type,a handfull of rocks might work,I dont know,I have been wrong in the past. Just one mans opinion.Happy New Year,here we go again...
     
  4. Dr. Honk

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    It's going to be a LONG winter.
     
  5. warren

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    I use 8s because there's more of them in a 1 1/8th ounce load

    warren
     
  6. smsnyder

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    10 SHOT
     
  7. pigkiller

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    The answer is "chair."
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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  9. DTrykow

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    I used to be a #8 shot man mainly for what warren said, "more shot per load". Lately, due to supply, I've been shooting 7 1/2's. Hard hitting and better scores. Dave T.
     
  10. xringjim

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    O.K., IM going to be the one to make ammends for the rest of these nuts.. So, about once a month or so we get a question like yours. 7 1/2 or 8's? Really good shooters have proven one is no better than the other. At least from 27 yards. At 16 yards you could probably load your gun with dried corn and break them as often as most. Ya, I'm kidd'n. But, I'm not as far off as you'd think. Here's your answer, Can you buy one size cheaper than the other? If not, Buy the 7 1/2!!!! Hit the Dirt! Here comes the 'size 8' barrage!
     
  11. John Galt

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    6s are the only way to go
     
  12. timb99

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    Don't forget 8-1/2's!!!
     
  13. Chango2

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    Buffered 6.75's work the best.
     
  14. rhett1977

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    If you're shooting less than 1.125 oz use 8's. Otherwise use 7.5's
     
  15. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    If I was limited to only one shot size, it would be 7-1/2.

    But I'm not, so I often use 8-1/2's for singles and doubles.

    24 grams of 7-1/2 also works fine for singles.
     
  16. Mark425

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    Neither....I use 9's from the 27 yard line, smaller pellets equal less recoil. ;-)
     
  17. Aussie Dan

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    its a little like asking whats best, Chocolate or Caramel flavour?

    Im an 8's man myself, except off the Handicap, if i only hit the target from back there with one pellet i want as much inertia as possible!
     
  18. Redcobra

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    Whatever is on sale.
     
  19. open choke

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    At 16 yards I can't tell a difference in my score but IMO the quality of the breaks are better with 7.5's then 8's. For handicap I was always suggested to use 7.5's

    So why not keep it simple? I say use the same ammo for everything.....but I don't shoot high yardage that I may need a faster load so I can't comment on that
     
  20. Mark425

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    9's from the 27...smaller diameter thus faster (less air resistance). ;-)

    Mark


    EDIT: Feeling bad about being a smarta$$, so will add I use 7.5's for everything. Except 1st shot in doubles and I use 1 oz. 8's when I can. No big deal if I dont have 'em.
     
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