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8 1/2 for summer?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Trail, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Trail

    Trail Member

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    I go to 1 oz of 8 1/2 shot for summer shooting (except handicap). Anyone else do the same? I’m thinking a little better patten density for 16yd. Thoughts?

    Trail
  2. timb99

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    8-1/2's work fine for 16 yard trap.
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Active Member

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    Yes, all year. 1oz. 8 1/2's from the 16. Never noticed a difference in winter to summer. When it is 20 degrees outside it is my shooting that is affected. Not the shot. Still breaks the targets if I do my part.
  4. minnship8

    minnship8 Well-Known Member

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    Same here 8 1/2's 1 oz. all year from 16 in IL/WI.

    Chip Porter
  5. Avaldes

    Avaldes Active Member

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    1 ounce of 8.5s, TGT12 wad, 17.5 grains of Clays, R209 in an STS hull is my old buddy John Lumn's favorite singles load. I saw him break a few 100's with that load. I might shoot some this weekend in honor of John.
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