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7 1/2's or 8's

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gary Waalkes, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    for singles, one ounce of 8 1/2s work fine but 8s are almost as good
     
  2. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    I actually use #10 from the 16 yard line

    Bill
     
  3. bigclown

    bigclown TS Member

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    7/8 of 8s for 16 yards and back to the 23 - 24 yd line; 1 oz. of 7.5s for handicap to the 27. Best Regards, Ed
     
  4. Browning Man

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    8's, my gun likes them better.
     
  5. Old Cowboy

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  6. Pull & Mark

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    I was wondering if we were going to be able to make it thrugh the winter without this question popping up. I guess not!! Oh, I almost forgot, I like #8's to the 24 yard line from the 25 out I like the #7 l/2's. Unless its cold outside, I think that a very cold target needs the energy of the #7 l/2's to break. Now maybe we can start one on cold targets with different temps?? Nuff said. Glad we now have this thread out of the way. My 2 cents worth. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  7. bling 27

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    I can't tell the difference, my gun can't tell any difference, and the targets don't know the difference. Shoot what you like, and break em all!!
     
  8. 22hornet

    22hornet Well-Known Member

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    8's for doubles, singles, and sporting. Oh, hell....8's for everything.
     
  9. jakearoo

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    God, I wish I could think of a cleaver thing to say about a NEW thread on 7 1/2's or 8's. It is such a deserving topic for an adroitly sagacious retort. Alas, I am not up to the task.

    I would however, love to hear some of the true sages of TS make replies which rise to the moment.

    Jake
     
  10. K80433SC

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    I USED to fancy "toying around" with my reloads, shooting a variety of shot sizes and payloads based upon the event and the distance involved. I would also give consideration to the felt recoil, especially with handicap recipes and the FIRST shot in doubles.

    Some of my favorite concoctions : Singles - ounce and a 16th of 8 & 8 1/2 Magnum mixed ; First shot in doubles - 1 oz. of 8 1/2 & 9 Magnum mixed ; Second shot in doubles - ounce and a 16th of 7 1/2 & 8 Magnum mixed ; Handicap - 1 oz. of 7 1/2 & 8 Magnum mixed.

    That was all before the price of Magnum shot began to outpace the price of GOLD........

    These days - I shoot whatever the major manufacturers put in their factory loads, which I buy at the best price I can find. Although I still believe you can reload a bit cheaper than buying new shells, the difference is no longer worth the savings in time.
     
  11. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Here's my .02. 7 1/2's for everything except if nines are mandated for Skeet.

    KEEP IT SIMPLE.
     
  12. Cold Iron

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    Depends, at what temperature do you switch back to 8’s from 7.5? This year it will be early last night I loaded up my last bag of Winchester AA hard target 7.5’s. Looks like 8’s after that.
     
  13. DTrykow

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    7/8oz 8.5's from 16yd Dave T.
     
  14. Jerbear

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    Everyone want's to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Jerbear
     
  15. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    1 oz 8.5's at the 16. 1 1/8 7.5's at the 27. After trying everything for 30 yrs, I've found it's time to make a decision. But, I may change my mind later.
     
  16. Doug Brown

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    If 7-1/2's are not better than 8's- why won't they let us you 6's ?
     
  17. sammyd95

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    Mix "em,7/8 oz!
     
  18. AJ100

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    I wonder if the people on the receiving end of this shot string were thinking 7-1/2's or 8's.

    AJ100
     
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