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Do over shot cards impact pattern for trap?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hap MecTweaks, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Shoot a few with and a few without? I doubt you could measure much differences though.

    Hap
     
  2. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

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    I have been using a piece of material approximately 1/2 inch square for years. I see no effect on the pattern. I wouldn't use anything that might disintegrate and disturb other shooters. I usually use the plastic from a water/milk jug. You will enjoy great looking crimps and the "wads" are free! Ron
     
  3. TALLEND

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    Very simple-----put the card in the cup(before the shot) to fill the space needed for a good crimp-------no worry about a blown pattern from an overshot card.....

    I loaded hundreds of rounds this way for the junior team at our club..

    Tom
     
  4. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    BP sells plastic frangible overshot cards. They disrupt the pattern less than cardboard cards. However, for 16yd targets I would not worry about it.
     
  5. wayneo

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    NO.

    Wayne
     
  6. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    Drop a 20 ga felt wad before you dump shot. Get some 1/2" & cut them in half.
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    20 ga. cards under the shot work fine.

    We have a couple guys using gasket punches to make them from styrofoam meat trays.

    HM
     
  8. rocko

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    Lima bean over the top. Have patterned these and I feel the bean on the top is better than bean or 20ga card on bottom. Your mileage may vary.
     
  9. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    When I make 3/4 oz loads, using 7/8 oz wads, I drop a Cheerio in on top of the shot. A Cheerio's volume equals 1/8 oz of shot, so it crimps up beautifully, just like I was using the larger amount of shot. I can hear it crunch a bit when I crimp it, and I think it turns into more of a buffer than an obstruction, when it is fired. I don't notice any degradation in my patterns. I tried putting the Cheerio in first, before the shot, but when I lowered the shot tube to drop shot, the Cheerio stuck in the tube and plugged it up. I make 3/4 oz 12 gauge loads for super light recoil, and use them for beginners and giggles. My 3/4 oz 20 gauge loads work great for kids. I shoot 7/8 oz at 1250 fps from my 12 gauge for skeet, 5 Stand, and 16 yard trap. Anything I miss isn't the shell's fault. I am a big fan of light loads. Mark
     
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