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Best shot size for a rookie.

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  1. gunnertom

    gunnertom TS Member

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    What would be the best shot an load size for a newbie to break the max amount of birds. Tom
     
  2. JBrooks

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    Size and load aren't critical. Buy the cheapest shells you can and Shoot A Lot Of Them! When you hit a 98+ average, your shells may start to make a difference.
     
  3. BDodd

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    If you're breaking in on 16 yard targets, they can easily be broken with 7 1/2s, 8s, 8 1/2s, or 9s. If you want to keep on hand shot that will take you most anywhere, just shoot 8s as a general, all around choice until you seem to think a change would help.....Bob Dodd
     
  4. buzzgun

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    As a beginner, start with 8's.

    When you get a little better, go to 9's.

    When you reach the elite level, you may find that you are able to handle 7.5s.

    Hope this helps...
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

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    The bigger question is find out what your comfortable shooting. You might be surprised how little recoil it takes to break birds!

    jim
     
  6. LWLarson

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    Keep it simple.... Until you get to the fence or at least near it...

    All 8's all the time....

    LWL
     
  7. smartass

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    12 shot is by far the best for rookies.
     
  8. Djones

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    1 oz #8's 2 3/4 dr = no flinch.
     
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    Minimum should be at least 16oz of shot in the form of a hammer so that when you get frustrated you can smash the hell out of the clays laying on the ground. Now that will be a confidence booster.

    Honestly though start off with whatever shotsize your going to use after you become a seasoned shooter thus learning with what your going to use later.

    7-1/2's or 8's is what I shoot all the time and have never seen any difference between what the 2 different sizes will or wont break.
     
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