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Best 7/8 oz Loads for Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shootsome, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. shootsome

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    If you are going to shoot 7/8oz loads for Trap, what is the best velocity to use and best choke?
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    1200 fps and .030-.040
     
  3. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    There are no good 7/8 oz loads for Trap.......
     
  4. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I have experimented up and down the volume spectrum, and have settled on 1 oz as the best compromise between cost savings and performance. I load 1 oz at 1200 fps and have confidence to shoot it at anything that is round and orange. I always used to wonder when I missed with 7/8 or 3/4 oz whether it was me or the shell. With 1 oz, I know it was me. :) Mark
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Oh, all right. That was for first shot dbls...
     
  6. bkt514

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    I like to shoot 7/8 oz. Loads. I went to Alliant's Extra Lite powder. I use 15.5 grains of powder, win hulls, a Federal 209 Primer and a Claybuster 0178 wad. I shoot a light full choke in my 34" Perazzi MX -15.
     
  7. StonewallRacing

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    STS, 18.5gr American Select, WW209, DR XXL pink with 7/8oz hard 8.5's through an IM or LF.

    SW
     
  8. oz

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    No good 7/8 oz loads for trap? I guess the olympics uses no good loads as that's ALL they use.
     
  9. Oregunner

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    That's all they can use. If that was my only option, I'd shoot them, too. Mark
     
  10. THALL

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    I shot with a good friend at the last shoot @ Dixie and watched him break 100 straight with 7/8 ounce load in singles. Very few of the breaks were not ink dots. Tim Hall
     
  11. mike campbell

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    If you're good enough to shoot 7/8 ounce for trap, you should be giving advice, not asking for it.
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    Bunker loads will BOIL a 16 yd bird. I load 7/8 oz/24 grams of 7 1/2's to 1350 fps and use IM choke.
     
  13. Psycho

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    Faster the better, Speed kills!
     
  14. shrek

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    I really like 7/8 oz loads going about 1250 fps or real close to that speed.

    that speed generally has enough pressure to have consistency. Get too much slower than that with some powders and pressure gets low and then off sounding loads.

    Xtra-lite by alliant or clays and claydot are good powder choices. Pick a recipe from the published data from the manufacturers that matches your hulls etc.

    I like clear duster wads
     
  15. shot410ga

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    Saw a guy win the singles Sunday shooting new 7/8's #9 skeet loads. Said he picked up the wrong shells that morning. Not really good hits but they broke, and he was shooting next to me. It was also a perfect morning with no wind.
     
  16. notquite27

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    7/8 Oz. of 8's through a .25 or .30 thou choke is deadly for singles. I've tried 8-1/2's, but just don't get those confidence building center smoke balls. I talked with ballistic expert Tom Roster about speed, and he says that above 1200-1225 fps. all you are gaining is recoil. Speed kills, but mostly where the recoil pad hits your shoulder!
     
  17. RED Z06

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    I do not reload, so my only experience with 7/8oz is factory shells. FIOCCHI makes a 7/8oz 12GA shell rated at 1200fps. It is one of the best patterning shells I have shot no matter what gun I used.

    I do not see them very often in my area and they usually sell for $72 a flat plus sales tax.

    Brownells have them on sale right now for $5.99 a box, but only the number 8 shot is on sale, but that's all I've ever shot. Plently of shell out to the 23 yard and no recoil.

    Thanks,
    Pat

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  18. pakk

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    I've been loading 7/8th DRXXL pink 15.5 extra lite Nobel sport primer aa/remington hull. This gets me in the 1225 range. I like this speed for both my 1oz and 7/8th oz loads.

    As far as cost savings, if you are trying to do that, who isn't now-a-days? The only way I can get my loads cheaper is to go to 3/4oz or use reclaimed. I have no problem with re-claimed lead. And I would load more, but the local spot who had it is all out.

    I don't find my scores increase using 1oz or even 1 1/8 oz of lead.
     
  19. shootsome

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    I just started to use 7/8 oz loads and was surprised at how hard they hit targets. My scores, like PAKK haven't changed using 7/8 when I used to use 1-1/8.
     
  20. mike campbell

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    Keep dropping the payload...7/8...3/4....5/8...eventually, you'll only break 99x100.
     
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