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7/8oz load ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tracyhunter, May 15, 2012.

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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    How fast?What choke? what size shot? 16yd. thank you.

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  2. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 7/8 of #8, full choke, load data (Alliant) says it's 1300 fps but MEC bushings are a hair light so I'm going to say 1260. If I do my job, I see absolutely no difference in comparison to heavier loads.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    7/8 oz 8 1/2's, alliant extra lite, 15.5gr about 1200 fps.
     
  4. Rick Barker

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    About 1200 fps, or less, 8's.
     
  5. notquite27

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    I use Extra-Lite (15.4 gr.) with either a Rio 209 or Federal 209A primer, and a CB-6100-12 wad in s Federal Top Gun case. I get 2-3 reloads, then dump them. Very soft recoil, with a velocity of 1200 fps. Ben at Alliant told me that the secret with this recipe and case is to use a hotter primer. I initially tried Ceddite 209's and Fiocchi 616's, but got erratic ignition. The hotter primers make it into a great load, however.

    I also load Winchester Universal cases, same powder charge, but with a Fiocchi 616 and a CB-1078-12 wad. The beauty is that I have an almost unlimited supply of once fired cases, as no one else loads them. If you don't try to wring more than a couple of reloads out of them, they work just fine.
     
  6. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    About 1225fps mod up thru full choke 8 1/2s.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  7. APrice

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    STS hull, 17.3gr Red Dot or Promo, CB12S0, 7/8oz 8's, any primer. Works great at 16's and first doubles shot. Don't know the speed, but it's got to be a good bit higher than 1200.
     
  8. tuff100

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    Been using 7/8oz with 17.6 grains Solo powder and I use the 1oz pink claybuster in both Remington and Winchester hulls with 8s. Gives a nice crimp.
     
  9. quartering

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    why do you want to shoot 7/8's?
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    because I don't need 1 1/8 for first shot doubles to break the bird 100%
     
  11. falcon74

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    Remington hull, 7/8 shot, 19.4 grains Red Dot and Cheddite primers. 1300 fps +
     
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    STS or Gun Club hull – CCI primer– DRXXL wad
    16.3 gr ClayDot, 7/8 oz #8.5
    1,200 fps – 8,800 psi

    Crushes first shot doubles, feels like a tap.
     
  13. Tripod

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    STS or gun club hull, 7/8 ounce of 8 1/2 shot ahead of 16.4 grains of 700X in a Claybuster AA 1 ounce hull.
     
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    STS or Nitro hull, 18.0 gr American Select, WW 209, Downrange XXL Pink, 7/8 oz of 8.5 shot.

    50 straight from the 16 last week.

    SW
     
  15. 1oldtimer

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    A denser patern makes more consistent hits. Use 1 or 1 1/8 ounce loads for that extra target or two that separates 1st. place rom also ran. Why do you think the ATA limits max. loads to 1 1/8 oz? Clyde
     
  16. tracyhunter

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    Why do they limit bunker loads to 7/8oz 1400fps? I use them for practice because of a bad shoulder.just wanted some help on how to.

    tracy
     
  17. Avaldes

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    Bunker loads have no speed limit, just 24gm payload.
     
  18. tracyhunter

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    Avaldes, I did not know that.thanks.I wonder how fast you could run a 24gm load w/out blowing the pattern?

    tracy
     
  19. clayscoach

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    My usual load is 24gram or 7/8oz shells at 1325/1350fps (normal load for International targets) at almost everything, including sporting clays, Int. Trap/Skeet and American Trap and Skeet. Just yesterday shot 4 rounds of American doubles trap with 8's first barrel and 7 1/2's second thru 30/35 chokes (kicks comp chokes at 16,(47) 22,(42) 27(44) and 16(49) yards. Last round the targets sure looked (BIG). If I did my job the targets broke! Some of you will not believe it, but the targets from the 27 yard line broke well if I put the shot on the target. I just ordered samples of 3/4oz 12ga claybuster wads to see how well they will do. I will set them up to shoot at 1300-1350fps using Aliant Claydot in tapered wall hulls.
     
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