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7.75 shot

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  1. g7777777

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    For those of you continually conflicted either internally or with other shooters over 7 1/2 shot or 8 shot.

    I propose shot manufacturers offer 7.75 or more properly known as 7 3/4 shot to the common public.

    If is my understanding through investigative research that the "winners" shoot this shot and have been shooting it for nearly 100 years-

    It has been kept a secret from the public with the hope of promoting expensive guns, multiple guns, shooting clinics and expensive stocks. Apparently none of that matters- it is in fact this shot.

    This exhaustive research has cost me over 10 years of my time and a fortune.

    If you value this revelation please send any size contribution you think is apppropriate.

    Shooting speed to you all.

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. Jim Porter

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    Gene you are spot on. The best scores I have ever shot was when I took the time to mike each pellet in two bags of shot and sorted out those between 7.5 and 8.0. Try as they might shot manufacturers still have minimum and maximum tolerences and with about 40 hours with a jewelers loop and a good mike, you can get the 7.750's out and show the world just what good shooting is all about.
     
  3. AveragEd

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    Or you could just use Star or Eagle brand 7-1/2 shot - those pellets are slightly smaller than U.S. size 7-1/2 and slightly larger than U.S. size 8 shot. I don't know if they fall right in that "magic" 7-3/4 size, but they have to be close.

    Or is that just too easy?

    Ed
     
  4. wayneo

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    Your right Ed, whether you buy 7.5 or 8, that Peruvian stuff is 7-3/4. LOL. Wayne
     
  5. Dave P

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    Wayne: What brand is the "Peruvian" stuff? And are you saying that it doesn't matter if you buy 7 1/2 or 8 it's going to be 7 3/4?
     
  6. XP100

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    "Peruvian" is Eagle brand
     
  7. himark

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    We make our own shot and it IS 7.75. Never had a issue with it not breaking targets and the extra 24 bb's per load doesnt hurt either :)
     
  8. ricks1

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    You can tell the weather is getting hot. Gene you and the other guys need a cool shower
     
  9. Savage99Stan

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    I prefer 7.25, slightly higher energy, virtually same velocity, gets me one more bird out of a hundred based on seventeen thousand measured shots at thirty five point eight yards (when I'm slow).

    Are you guys serious?
     
  10. Craig12

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    How about just mixing a bag of 7/12 and 8 together. What would that do?
     
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    craig12......If they are 25# bags you would now have 50# of mixed shot.
     
  12. pheasantmaster

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    If you'll take the time to measure, plenty of 7 3/4 can be found in any bag.
     
  13. Ed Y

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    I thought that we already discussed "metric" shot.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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