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7/8 oz loads I'am sold!!!!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Tekyn gold, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. Tekyn gold

    Tekyn gold TS Member

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    17.0 clays, claybuster lightings 7/8oz of 8 shot AA hulls 209 win primers.
    98 out of 100 first time out with them
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    I use 21 gr Rex I with Riefenhauser hulls, 12SO wads and the same shot charge. This load is LIGHTNING on birds back to the 27. Very little recoil. Use a tight choke.
     
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  4. JerryP

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    You still missed two.
     
  5. BT99er

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    Who carries REX powders in Michigan??
     
  6. BT99er

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    Who carries Rex powder in Michigan??
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I was sold when I tried that load a couple of months ago. I'm glad it worked for you. No one needs anything more than 7/8's at the 16.
     
  8. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    My wife broke a nice 50 straight with 3/4oz. 28 GA shells in a tubed K-80!!
     
  9. bling 27

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    That is a great load, but you can take it back past the 16, just for the fun of it , take it back to 27 it will do better than you think!
     
  10. BIGDON

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    You don't put 2 bullets in your 6 shooter and go to a gun fight.

    Don
     
  11. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Yup you take them 7/8 oz of #9......now you got yourself a real wiener there........see ya at the Grand.........oop's......maybe.....NOT

    GS
     
  12. shotgun 1

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    Doesn't Harlan beat a whole lot of guys who use 1 1/8 ounce loads? Skill always seems to carry an advantage, which is really a bummer to those trying to compensate for a lack thereof. Harlan and the likes would wax the pants off a lot of shooters if they used 7/8's ounce loads and the other guys used 1 1/2 ounce loads. The winner of a gun fight isn't the guy with the biggest gun, it's the guy who hits what he shoots at. Some will hit more with 7/8's loads because of the reduced recoil allowing them to keep their faces on the stock for the required period of time. It's ok if they like to shoot them. Really.
    Dave
     
  13. JBrooks

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    Why not 3/4 ounce? Or maybe 5/8.
     
  14. shotgun 1

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    As a matter of fact, I shoot 3/4 ounce loads. I love 'em. Recoil, what there is of it, is very tolerable, even if you have to put up with arthritis, which I do, and can't begin to tolerate the recoil from 1 1/8 ounce loads, which I can't. I have no plans to beat Harlan, but I do plan on enjoying the all the shooting I can. I know that having fun isn't tolerated well by some, but for many of us, it is the very reason we shoot. That gives us a certain latitude in our approach that sure seems to rile some folks.
    Dave
     
  15. BIGDON

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    Seriously, use what you want and what works for you BUT quit trying to change the rest of the world. Those who choose to use what is permited shouldn't have to come down to your level. Peace and harmony.

    Shoot, shoot well and shoot often.

    Don
     
  16. randy-s

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    21 grains of REX I should be pushing a 7/8 oz. load LIGHTNING fast!
     
  17. breakingclays99

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    I shoot nothing but 7/8 oz. from the 16 and that's all you need. There's no sense in having the recoil when you don't need it. In fact, I used to shoot decently with 7/8 oz. from the 27 yard line. It's all in your confidence level.
     
  18. shot410ga

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    BIGDON: I don't think anyone is trying to change what load anyone uses. However, the cost of lead may have a bearing on how much lead is used. I never considered 7/8's prior to the cost of lead going so high. Then, when I tried it, it worked great. I think a lot of other shooters are finding out the same thing. Most people couldn't beat the big dogs if they were allowed to shoot 3 7/8's loads, anyway. So, why not save a few $$$, and shoot a little more?
     
  19. XT Bill

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    Yep, run the numbers through the Reloading cost calculator.. $3.60 a box !Without the hull, and shot at $35 a bag.

    And that's with W209 primers at $129/5000

    Bill
     
  20. jakearoo

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    Anyone who has shot many 1 or 7/8 oz. loads knows how effective they are. Having said that, I would be very surprised if any of the All American trapshooters used loads less than the allowed 1 1/8 for anything. But if the sport mandated 7/8 or 1 oz. loads then everyone would obviously shoot them. The same guys would win. And, I don't think the averages would go down much. (Then of course we could always make the targets even easier. Oh wait, that is another thread.) Jake
     
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