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At what yardage should u switch ammo?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by st8shuter, May 24, 2011.

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  1. st8shuter

    st8shuter TS Member

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    shooting from 24 yards should i be using nitros or silver bullets instead of 2/4dram top guns?
     
  2. awbenz

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    Why? I won my last Handicap 200 bird race with 2 3/4 dram 8s as did the Grand American Handicap Winner for 100 grand. Allen
     
  3. Hal1225

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    Go with awbenz. Good enough for the 100 thou good enough for you and me too!!

    Harry
     
  4. StonewallRacing

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    My 16 year old broke 97 from the 23 on Sunday with light 8's.

    He is now at the 24 and no changes planned.

    SW
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    So what yardage is awbenz?
     
  6. GoldEx

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    Just cuz you can don't mean ya should. If you were breaking good scores with 2 3/4 dram loads from the 23, do you really think that the wheels are going to fall off moving back 3 feet? 6 feet? 9 feet? Not likely. If it makes you feel better, you may cosider going from 8's to 7 1/2's if you have not already to give you a little more energy per pellet but the additional face whallop from a Nitro or Silver bullet is really not necessary to break good scores. They are really good at getting people to develop flinches though.

    JK
     
  7. Seitz373

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    I think I switched to 3 Dram STS light handicap shells at the 24 yard line. Imp. Mod choke. Then broke 99 with that setup from the 25 and I'm pretty sure I shot the 3 Dram shells the next day from the 27 and broke 98. If you're on them you won't miss, however I have shot Nitro's since then.
     
  8. daddiooo

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    A few years ago (2005) Dan Bonillas (DB 81 fame) wrote an article for Shotgun Sports and he recommended changing to a 3 dram 7 1/2 from the 24 yard line on back to the 27. I went out and bought 2 flats of Nitro 27's and next shoot broke 97 to get to the 25. 2 weeks later broke 99 at the Grand, got 2 yards to the 27. Made a difference for me. Still shooting the Nitro 27's for caps.

    Results may vary......

    Good luck.
     
  9. GoldEx

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    Nitros are not 3 dram loads.

    JK
     
  10. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    I believe the Nitros are 1250 fps which is faster than 3 drams.

    Dram...really seems to be an out dated way to measure volume since it takes different amounts of different powder to achieve the same FPS.

    <I>"In the avoirdupois system, the dram is the mass of 1/256 pound or 1/16 ounce. So the dram weighs 875/32 grains or exactly 1.771 845 195 312 5 grams.

    The dram is also the mass of 1/96 pound (?) or 1/8 ounce (?) in the apothecaries' system that survived until the middle of the 20th century in English-speaking countries. It is equal to 3 scruples (?) or 60 grains (G). Thus, it is equal to exactly 3.887?9346 grams."</I>


    Really!!!! I mean come on.
     
  11. Old Cowboy

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    FWIW, I switched from 2 3/4 to 3 dram when I got to 23 yds.
     
  12. lbshootin

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    I ain't Dan, but 1200fps 1 1/8oz 8s serve me pretty well at all yardage..lb
     
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    Did nitros change speeds? Mine say 1235 fps.
     
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    All the Nitro 27's I have show 1235 fps. Win AA Super Caps show 1250 fps. Both are labeled "max dram".
     
  16. Jawhawker

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    When concerning yourself with spanked up loads remember one inportant factor, you have to finish to win. Many think the hot rod loads don't effect them and their shooting. But are they winners or just users completing the event. You have to keep your head in the game and be able to concentrate to the end inorder to win. Light 7.5's work for me.
     
  17. Bob Griffith

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    For what it is worth, I made the 27 with my light reloads in 1991....17.2 of 700x....Don't need to hit them with a cannon, just need to hit them. Use what you feel comfortable with & have confidence in!
     
  18. st8shuter

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    figured this out yesterday, what a difference, silver bullets from 24 ='s 24's and 25's!!!
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

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    I'm so old that when I started shooting trap we used 3d 7.5 for everything. Never shot any light loads until I got older or smarter.
     
  20. mrskeet410

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    Bob Griffith - #8s or 7.5s?
     
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