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From 16 yds - 1145fps or 1200fps ??

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  1. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    use what you like; however, 1145fps is all you need 9energy wise) from the 27 yard line and more than enough from 16.
     
  2. trpshtr2001

    trpshtr2001 TS Member

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    Can you tell the difference in speed ?
     
  3. DocJim

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    1100 fps smashs 'em at 16 yds and even works the auto-loader!
    Jim G
     
  4. Charles L. Schmidt

    Charles L. Schmidt TS Member

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    1100

    or 1050 even.

    cls
     
  5. Seitz Shooter

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    Slower is better. Less felt recoil.

    Adios, Dirk
     
  6. School Teacher

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    My advice is to select one load, a “Light Trap” load, and to shoot it from the 16 yard line to the 27 yard line.


    A "Light Trap” load is 2 3/4 Dram Equivalent and 1 1/8 oz of shot which yields 1145 fps. With either 7 1/2 or 8 shot, this is all you need back to the 27 yard line.


    A "Heavy" trap load is 3 Dram Equivalent and 1 1/8 oz of shot which yields 1200 fps.


    "Lite" and "Extra Lite" loads with 1 1/8 oz. of shot range from 1100 to 1120 fps depending on the manufacturer. They are sometimes marked 2 ½ Dram Equivalent. These loads will effectively break targets back to the 27 yard line.


    The lighter 1 oz., 7/8 oz. and 24 gram loads are all over the place in velocity from 1100 fps to over 1300 fps.


    As you gain experience with light loads, you may become amazed at their effectiveness and lack of recoil.


    Many beginners shoot 3 dram 1 1/8 oz. loads and quickly get turned off by the recoil.


    Watch the shooters who are shooting the heavy loads. In most cases they will be using an automatic or a heavy gun with a recoil reduction system.


    Shoot light loads and enjoy yourself.
     
  7. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Lighter is better

    John C. Saubak
     
  8. Ken X

    Ken X TS Member

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    I shoot 1090's for 16's all the time, busts them just like faster ones, and less recoil! Supposedly better patterns too!
     
  9. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    I will only shoot a 1145 from the 16 yard line. There is no need for more. As you get experience you may like the lighter loads even better. No need to beat yourself up.Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. famill00

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    1145 1 ounce or 1 1/8 ounce of 8's in winter or 8.5 in the summer for me.

    Forrest
     
  11. ljutic73

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    Federal 1oz 8 1/2's if I could get them...or the old AA 1oz 7 1/2 load.
     
  12. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    1 oz., 1100-1150 fps, 8.5's. Turns targets into ink balls at the 16.
     
  13. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    15.9 Clays, WT12, Win 209, 1 1/8 No recoil and breaks em up just fine, likely just below 1100fps
     
  14. 100straight

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    I've ran plenty of 25s from the 16 with Winchester Featherlites at 980fps.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  15. drunk_again

    drunk_again TS Member

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    nothing but winchester superhandicaps from 16's to both shots at doubles to handicaps.
     
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