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One load for everything ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    We hear a lot about the best load for Handicap or a special light-recoiling load for the first shot on Doubles.

    Do many people shoot the same load for everything, i.e., the same load for 16 yard Singles, Handicap, and both targets on Doubles ?


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  2. bossbasl

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    1 1/16 oz, #7 1/2 mag, 1180 fps nominal.
     
  3. Steve Fischer

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    28 gm (1 oz.) 1250 fps # 7 1/2 mag.
     
  4. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Why would you shoot just one shell when you can improve performance by having a shell that is taylored to the event?
     
  5. Mac55555mn

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    at the very least have a low recoil load 4 first shot of doubles
     
  6. washandwear

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    Hi

    Rem Gun Club Hull, Winchester 209 Primer, 18grs Promo, 7/8oz gray CB Wad, and 7/8 oz magnum shot. My only load and used for trap, skeet, and sporting clays!

    Regards

    W&W
     
  7. Shootrman

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    I've used 7/8oz loads for years for everything except when I went to shoots like the Grand where I had to use their shells. Then it was always 9 shot Federal paper.

    Avaldes; Most likely has the best answer with the tailor made shells for each event, but I've never considered myself a good shot so I stay with one load. I've tried other loads and came to the conclusion that I can miss just as many with all of them. That way there is no messing with the reloader and as long as my shell goes boom, Life is Good.
     
  8. Dr.Longshot

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    1 1/8th oz # 7.5s 18.5 Promo STS hull Windjammer wad The Supreme Shell


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  9. straightshooter1

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    For some period of time, I used one load for everything, Clays at 1200fps with 8s. It was easy, simple, didn't have to think about changing bushings, just load and shoot. First shot of doubles with a PFS on my old MX-6 was no problem. In fact, that's the load I shot my highest doubles score with at the Georgia State Shoot a few years ago, a 96. No problem with 8s in handicaps as long as I was on or closer than the 23 yard line.

    But, that was when I was shooting up to and including the 23 yard line. At 24 and farther, I wanted the 7 1/2s and at 25 and farther I wanted more speed, so I went to 1250fps shells. So, as long as I was changing, I went to 1 ounce of 8s for the first shot of doubles at 1180fps.

    I know that there are some good shooters here that say one doesn't need 1250s, that 1200s will do fine at long yardage. I have tested (not nearly as well as Neil would have done it, but tested the best I could) 1200s vs 1250s. Sometimes I got as many hits per 25 with both, but, overall, I got more hits with 1250s than with 1200s.

    Hence, I can't (or at least won't) use the same load for everything anymore.

    Bob
     
  10. wolfram

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    I think most of us would agree that trap is a mental game and along those lines the true advantage to using special loads for each event probably works for the shooter by boosting his/her confidence. Imagined or real the effect is real.

    But in the last couple of seasons I have essentially become a one load shooter and use Estate 1 1/8 2 3/4 dram #8 for everything including long yardage. I believe these shells will break targets and they do. If I do my part this ammo will smoke the target (even bios)

    Whatever works for me though isn't necessarily the only way to get the job done and if a shooter has more confidence in their special handloads or higher velocity ammo then that is what they should use.
     
  11. warren

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    I'm with Longshot

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  12. Big Al 29

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    3 dram 7.5 will smoke everything from skeet to sporting including HDCP and Doubles trap. You will never be under or over loaded.

    Beat you up a bit if you plan on shooting hundreds of shells in an outing but you asked for a one size fits all load.

    use any brand components you want to make it pattern, pressure, and "feel" the best.
     
  13. Not1/2Bad

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    I have used 700x for years now. 17 grains in a one oz load. Reclaimed shot for everything xcept hdcp. There i use new shot. When i go to an event i shoot new shells for hdcp. My reloads work for everything, nice smooth shooting shell
     
  14. SPACE GUN

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    I think the big dogs could take any legal load and smoke them from 16 to 27! I load one shell for 16's and doubles then another for capp's. From time to time I grab the wrong ones and shoot just as good or better with them. It is a mind game. Choke, shot size etc. way overated.
     
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    1 oz of 8s at 1290fps with International powder, a green Duster and a Win 209 in an STS hull.
     
  16. lancelot

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    I've pondered this many times because I'm lazy and don't like to go through the gyrations to change shot bars and powder bushings, and maybe even powder type.

    I would think bassbasl's recipe of 1 1/16 - MAGUM shot 7 1/2's or maybe even MAGUM 8's @
    1175 or 1180 fps would do the job for any A average singles shooter, and the same applies for 25 yd and less handicap. 1 1/16 is not 1 1/8 but within these perimeters, I'd bet the shot count wouldn't lose 1 bird in 300.

    1 1/16 doesn't kick as hard as 1 1/8, but it still kicks more than 1 oz: if this is an important consideration.

    Everytime I have loaded MAGUM shot out of a standard, factory, 1 1/8 oz, bar or bushing it has weighted out at about 1 1/16 oz.

    Best shooting to everbody - Ron Ireland
     
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    16.5 grains of 700x and 1 OZ of magnum 7.5. I use this load for singles and first doubles. All I change for handicap and shot 2 of doubles is change to the 1 1/8 OZ bar. Like said before if you "think" its the best you will shoot it the best.
     
  18. fast gun

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    I use 1-1/8 of 7.5s at 1160fps for everything its a lot easier for me than trying to load so many different shells

    I only have to buy 1 type powder, shot and wads But thats just me.
     
  19. Jawhawker

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    Being a player of this game for 47 yes I've of course conclusions along the way, right or wrong.

    I am not a one ounce fan yet. Its a mental thing and with my mentality being what it is, conforming can be difficult. But long yardage its evidence/analysis that is a key.

    I truly believe an 1145-1160 fps load with 1.125 oz of shoot will handle most any shot and venue.
     
  20. mallard2

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    Frank Little told me he used light 8s for everything west of the Mississippi, light 71/2s for everything east.

    I have done the same with good success.
     
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