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Anyone shooting 1 oz. of 7 1/2?

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  1. slugbug1

    slugbug1 Member

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    I ran out of #8 shot and only have 7 1/2 available. I shoot 1 oz of #8, 15.7 of clays, Win WAA12SL wad and CCI 209M or Fed 209A primers for 1125FPS.

    I never see anyone on here talking about 1 OZ. of 7 1/2. Anyone shooting it? GaryL.
     
  2. alant

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    Have shot 1oz. loads of 7 1/2 for years. Works great. Alan
     
  3. Basfshmn

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    About 60 BB's. GaryL.
     
  5. Hardage

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    My favorite load of all! Sling them through a mod choke and they will break things out as far as I can see the targets. Have won many times using a 1 ounce load and don't have the headache or flinch caused by the big boy loads.

    I am currently using Solo 1000, rem primer, and a DR green 1 oz wad in a AA or STS hull and they are soft shooting but pattern very good. Probably not a published recipe but I stumbled around and tried it and liked it.

    When I shoot skeet...and yes I do it for practice not competition...I use 7/8 ounce loads and lately have even had fun playing with 3/4 ounce loads which sound like party favors but break the targets nicely. Not as good as the 7/8 though.

    Try a 7/8 load sometime...you will be suprised. AA or STS hull, win209, TGT12 or equivalent, 18 grains of clays or near it.
     
  6. alfermann66

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    Neil Winston did some extensive testing of 1 oz. 7 1/2 from 27 yds. and, correct me if I'm wrong, found that even if you're dead center on the target you could still fail to get a break. Is that reason enough not to use them?

    Buz
     
  7. bubba68

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    Ok, just in case they aren't fishing and/or there are truly newbies reading this post:

    call for target...
    keep eye on target...
    pull trigger...
    follow through...
    watch target break...

    Nowhere in that is there anything about shot size. Shoot what you've got - keep shot size out of your head!
     
  8. dhip

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    yes,also 8's,and just started 7.5/9 mix

    Doug H.
     
  9. over the hill

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    I've used them for quite a few years with as good results as 1 1/8, although, if I was a long yardage shooter, I would probably use full loads.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  10. pigkiller

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    I use one ounce of 7 1/2s with 19.4 grains of Clays. Smokes 'em.
     
  11. Mark425

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    What I shoot from the 16 yd spot. My load is a little faster (1200fps), it vaporizes short yardage targets through a tight IM choke. No reason yours wont as well. Further back I still shoot Nitros or the equivalent.
     
  12. slugbug1

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    I ran out of #8 shot and only have 7 1/2 available. I shoot 1 oz of #8, 15.7 of clays, Win WAA12SL wad and CCI 209M or Fed 209A primers for 1125FPS.

    I never see anyone on here talking about 1 OZ. of 7 1/2. Anyone shooting it? GaryL.
     
  13. alant

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    Have shot 1oz. loads of 7 1/2 for years. Works great. Alan
     
  14. Basfshmn

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    About 60 BB's. GaryL.
     
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    My favorite load of all! Sling them through a mod choke and they will break things out as far as I can see the targets. Have won many times using a 1 ounce load and don't have the headache or flinch caused by the big boy loads.

    I am currently using Solo 1000, rem primer, and a DR green 1 oz wad in a AA or STS hull and they are soft shooting but pattern very good. Probably not a published recipe but I stumbled around and tried it and liked it.

    When I shoot skeet...and yes I do it for practice not competition...I use 7/8 ounce loads and lately have even had fun playing with 3/4 ounce loads which sound like party favors but break the targets nicely. Not as good as the 7/8 though.

    Try a 7/8 load sometime...you will be suprised. AA or STS hull, win209, TGT12 or equivalent, 18 grains of clays or near it.
     
  17. alfermann66

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    Neil Winston did some extensive testing of 1 oz. 7 1/2 from 27 yds. and, correct me if I'm wrong, found that even if you're dead center on the target you could still fail to get a break. Is that reason enough not to use them?

    Buz
     
  18. bubba68

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    Ok, just in case they aren't fishing and/or there are truly newbies reading this post:

    call for target...
    keep eye on target...
    pull trigger...
    follow through...
    watch target break...

    Nowhere in that is there anything about shot size. Shoot what you've got - keep shot size out of your head!
     
  19. dhip

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    yes,also 8's,and just started 7.5/9 mix

    Doug H.
     
  20. over the hill

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    I've used them for quite a few years with as good results as 1 1/8, although, if I was a long yardage shooter, I would probably use full loads.



    Regards....Gerald
     
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