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A thought for games shooters who do not reload.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kolared person, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. kolared person

    kolared person TS Member

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    When shooting games with the winchester and remington 1300"s i do pretty well up to 30 yds. After that I need more punch. Would it be possible to uncrimp these factory loads and replace the 7.5s with 6s or 5s and then recrimp? It would be an awesome load!
     
  2. Jawhawker

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    Yes it is intirely possible but in so doing wouldn't you be conducting a form of reloading?
     
  3. Big Heap

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    I know nothing about reloading but why not just shoot a factory loaded #5 or 6?
     
  4. JohnBT

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    What kolar are those factory shells you're using? John
     
  5. goatskin

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    <i>What kolar are those factory shells you're using? John </i>

    STS 'Sporting Clays', labeled 1300 and 'Not for ATA'


    Bob
     
  6. wireguy

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    You can't be a succesful games shooter and not reload.
     
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    Monopoly
     
  8. short shucker

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    If you want a good shell for back a ways and don't care to reload, Those 1 1/4 oz Federal field loads work pretty darn well. I think they are around $11.00 a box at wally world. You can get them in 4's, 5's, and 6's.

    ss
     
  9. goatskin

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    Federal has a new shell out - Pheasants Forever (I think) - that used to be their Flyer load: 3¼, 1¼, plated shot, available in 5, 6 & 7.

    They'd kicked their Flyer loads up to 4dram, 1¼ ... not much entertainment value shooting them, but I guess they'd break a 75yd bird, just like any regular HCP load will.


    Bob
     
  10. Quack Shot

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    I'd have to agree with Goatskin for once. Anything in the serious "Pheasant" class would do just fine.
     
  11. d_fixitman

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    I have ran across a Winchester Super Pheasant load that I like. It's Winchester number is X12PHV4. 1 3/8 ounces of copper plated 4 shot at 1450 fps.
     
  12. BIGDON

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    As Bob said use the Nitro 27 Sporting Clays 7 1/2. They will reach out and touch something well beyond 30 yds.

    Don
     
  13. shadow

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    I have had a bit of success with the old standard pigeon loadings of 3 1/4-1 1/4 of #6's. 7 1/2's are a bit light for ranges over 65 yards IMHO.
     
  14. wayneo

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    These shells work really good..... Hard to find though. Wayne
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  15. JohnBT

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    "STS 'Sporting Clays', labeled 1300 "

    Well heck, I thought Winchester 1300 was a pump shotgun.

    John
     
  16. Mdl1261

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    Where I shoot Annie Games ,You are NOT allowed to use anything other than 7.5 shot if caught You are considered a CHEATER!! Do let anyone tell you different That you cant hit'em way out there with 7.5 ..I seen so many guys break them on the 4th,5th,AND 6th shot from the back fence .... Play the game Play it fair Chuck/Chicago
     
  17. jhoward

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    Wireguy, you certainly can be a successful games shooter without reloading. It will just cost you a lot more money to do it. You'd only need 2 factory loads, outside of your normal trap loads. Federal's P153-7.5 is 1 1/4oz, #7 1/2 copper and will handle anything back to 35 yards or so. And their P156-4 is a 4dram, 1 1/2oz, buffered, copper 4's, and it will break just about any shot you care to try it on.
     
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