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Need advice 7 1/2 or 8s

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Timbob44, Feb 13, 2012.

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  1. Timbob44

    Timbob44 Member

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    Hello, I am starting to get into reloading and was wondering from you all. What is the best way to go as far as shot goes 7 1/2 or 8 shot. Thanks, Tim
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I have loaded a ton of shot, 7 1/2s, 8s, and 8 1/2s. My next order is going to be all 8s. When I need to shoot from the fence, I shoot quality factory 7 1/2s.
    Mark
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter. Pick one. They'll both break targets just fine.
     
  4. bkt514

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    This has been beaten to death on this Forum, Either from the 16 yd line (i like 1oz.of #8's), and many (but not all), use 71/2's as they migrate back to the 27 yard line for Handicaps. Personal preference......focus on the bird and hit them all!!
     
  5. Chango2

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    Who knows if a bag of, say, 7 1/2's is really that? I mean, maybe some of the shot could be bigger or smaller in varying percentages depending upon quality control? Maybe it really is a de facto bag of 7 3/4's.

    Darn, since I don't have an Abel reel, like the beautiful one for sale on this site...
     
  6. revbook

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    I'm making a bag of the "Theater Butter" variety! Let the games begin.

    Don
     
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    7.5s, you want foot pounds of energy.
     
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    Show me a guy that shoot 8's for long yardage handicap in the Eastern zone and I'll show you a guy with a handicap average below 88.
     
  10. Avaldes

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    Why would the eastern zone be different that the western or northern, or southern zones? I have seen multiple people break 100's from the 27 with both 7.5's and 8's.

    -Aaron
     
  11. stokinpls

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    That's the answer to the handicap dilemma. Humidifiers and air density generators calibrated to each club. Great idea.
     
  12. goose2

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    Me and my gun both like 8's better.
     
  13. 2500 HD

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    There is suppose to be 110 more bb's in a 1 1/8oz 8 than a 1 oz 7 1/2. for 16's I like 8's. Backed up a good 1 1/8oz 7 1/2.
     
  14. levi1995

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    they are both good pesonal prefences i know lots of people who shoot both the 16yd and 27yd. and there all great shooters
     
  15. pudgie

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    7/8 of 8-1/2s ,they will break back to the 27
     
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    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    90% of the people at our club shoot 7's - we shoot games not registered. I have found that 7's will do the job from the fence or road
     
  17. Johnny

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    This is easy, get the one that is cheapest.
     
  18. Pull & Mark

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    The Grand Handicap was won 2 years ago with a l l/8 oz. load of #8 shot, fired at 1145 fps. So if that works fine from the 27 yard line where this man shot from, #8 l/2 shot will work for all shooters from the 16 yard line and short handicap as well. Use #8 shot in the cold to a point, after that point I'm in the club house for the day so I don't need 7 l/2's. LOL. break em all Jeff
     
  19. warpspeed

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    I've always reloaded 8's.

    If all I could get was 7.5's, I'd feel OK with that.
     
  20. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Your so transparent, you need far better bait and presentatio n than this post.
     
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