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New Federal top gun 7/8 oz ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by valmet, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. valmet

    valmet TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Any one try these ? Opinions ? Dennis
     
  2. windyflat

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    I tried them when I started flinching..

    I was pretty impressed with how well I could smoke a target with them.

    I'd shoot them if I could find them cheap enough
     
  3. bkt514

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    I shoot a lot of 7/8's from the 16 yd line. Very little felt recoil, which is nice.
     
  4. Birddogfella

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    What bkt514 said.
    ///olde pharte///
     
  5. garycchevy

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    Do you have any valmets for sale I have valmet 412ST
     
  6. valmet

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    not at this time
     
  7. bkt514

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    For the fun of it try some 7/8 oz. loads. Buy a bag of Clay Buster 0178 wads, look up a 7/8 load with your favorite powder, and load some 8.5 shot with a velocity of around 1200 to 1250 fps. If your gun fits well, this load has very little felt recoil. I shoot a light full choke and the target turn to pure dust. The velocity is important with 8.5 shot.

    7/8 oz. load
    17.2 grains of Clay Dot or 17.5 grains of American Select or 15.5 grains Extra Lite.

    ClayBuster Wad 0178
    Winchester Hulls
    Cheddite Primer

    Check you load data, weigh your powder, find one that works.
     
  8. eightbore

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    The Federal Top Gun 7/8 ounce wholesale for the same price as the more common 1 ounce Top Guns. Don't let your dealer charge more. I pay $56.50 a flat, maybe $57.50 next time.
     
  9. bkt514

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    What size shot and what is the Velocity of these shells??
     
  10. mwmham

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    http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/shotshell.aspx?id=1010


    1200 fps
     
  11. mwmham

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    1200 fps #8s