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My new SKB and how it shot today

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xringjim, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

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    From the 16 yd line. Missed 4 out of 150. A couple of those misses were my reloads fault. Light powder load in a couple of shells in one box. And I just got a Seminole full choke yesterday in the mail. With reclaimed shot that's not bad. I do like that new choke. 22.5 Green Dot in STS shell with CB4118 wad. Only a handful of breaks were cheap. I vaporized 25%. 49 degrees with a 8mph cross wind. Jim
     
  2. trinketshooter

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    I am glad to hear that you like your gun. You will most likely get many years of heavy use out of it. I have three 85TSS shotguns and they have all been great performers. I have had over forty-thousand shells through my 12 gauge and have only broken one hammer spring, which SKB repaired for free. The action is still tight. I plan on using these guns for many more years. Neil Swenson
     
  3. short shucker

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    22.5 grains of GreenDot in a Remmy hull? Wow.

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  4. Setterman

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    22.5 gr of Green Dot is either 1310fps in 1 oz, or 1250fps in 1 1/8 oz. At 16 yard targets?????
     
  5. Andy44

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    Welcome to the World of SKB owners! I too have one; an 85 TSS Sporter 32", Up-graded adjustable wood, with Competition Seminole chokes. Beautiful gun for the $$$ - got to be the absolute Best Buy! That is a great load, but try 23gr of Unique sometime and see what you think!

    AndyH ;-)
     
  6. xringjim

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    To answer Joe, the Seminole is a 3/8 extension. And, the jury is still out, but the Seminole may be a better tube. And for Sett, to answer, the 22.5 grns of Green dot would be too 'hot' using other than the cb4118 wad. Leaving now for the range. Livermore trap range is presently 43 degress. Should be a 'toasty' 48 by the time I get there. Weeeeeeee! Jim
     
  7. short shucker

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    Apparently Jims idea of a week load is a Nitro 27 handicap shell, for singles.

    Lets start a pool on how long it takes Jim to develope a nasty flinch. I figure by spring and he's just shooting in a vest and T shirt.

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  8. Setterman

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    xringjim, There is no load on the Alliant site with 22.5 gr Green dot and a cb4118 wad.
     
  9. xringjim

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    Ya, Joe, I was using a keg of Promo at about 18 grns and reclaimed at first. Hey, they work fine. I'm now on a keg of GD and wanted to play some with it. Next will be Nitro and then a keg of Solo 1000. At 16 I'm almost a pretty solid 25 shooter. Still missing those 1 o'clock birds at times from the 1 and 2 station. Guys at my club are pushing me to shoot more at the 21 line as they see me sneaking in this coming year at the shoots and making some dough. Mr. Short, " flinch'? What? You trying to play with my head? lol I weigh 210, am 55 and in great shape via my genes and health club visits. The pad that is on that new SKB is wonderful. Softer than the Morgan pad on my m-12. Lastly, Sett, I believe I acquired the load off the Claybuster site. If any of you make it out to Livermore for a shoot, bring money. I'm at the 21 line now and improving. Jim
     
  10. xringjim

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    Tin, Claybuster seems to think its not too much. It's probably a waste of a grain of powder each shell. It's better to find out first thing (imo) if my SKB has what it takes to get the job done. I don't want to go down the road and get into the middle of this summer without testing the limits with this gun. Either I've got a 'winner' or I don't. And smoking birds along the way sure builds confidence. Jim
     
  11. TinMan88

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    Well Jim, uh .. I'm OK with that, I guess. Y'all have a good day. Regards, TM
     
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    I would suggest you pattern one of your 22 1/2 gr loads and compare it to a 19gr or a 19 1/2 gr load of Green Dot and see what the difference is in pattern. I belive you will see a way more even pattern out of the lower grains of Green Dot. Your 22 1/2 gr load will probably have holes in it where it is being blown apart by the added pressure/speed. That is what I found. the beav
     
  13. TinMan88

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    XRINGJIM, My curiosity got the best of me and so I went looking for the load data you mentioned. Found it at claybusters. Their data does list 22.5 GD. with 4118 (windjammer type) wad.Sent me back to school. TM.
     
  14. xringjim

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    TM, glad to have been of help. Jim
     
  15. blkcloud

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    which skb is it??
     
  16. TinMan88

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    I would add that those drop numbers are higher than I've seen in other published data. When in doubt, cross reference your information. TM
     
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    I have a SKB 785 and have never liked a gun as much or shot one so well.
     
  18. xringjim

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    blkcloud, mine's a new 85ttr combo. Jim
     
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    Sunny and warm at 60 degrees today. From the 21 yd line; shot ten rounds. Didn't run any. 4 or 5 24's. 2 or 3 23's and one 22. Gett'n there. Jim
     
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