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One load for Everything?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    How many here shoot the same load for all three Trap events? I like to keep it simple so I've narrowed it down to just two loads;

    1oz #8 @ 1180fps............singles & 1st shot doubles

    1 1/8oz #8 @ 1200fps........handicap & 2nd shot doubles

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    AA 1oz 8's....
     
  3. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    I am unable to do it. If you can, I wish you the best. I have to shoot 3 loads for my preference.

    1 ounce #8 1180-1200fps 1st shot of dubs
    1 1/8 ounce #8 1145fps for 2nd shot of dubs and Singles
    1 1/8 ounce #7.5 1250fps for Caps

    Matt
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Keep it simple. Ounce and a quarter of 8's for everything. 23 grains of Promo pushing it.


    Gne J
     
  5. short shucker

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    7/8 oz of 8.5's (1235fps) First shot on doubles and skeet

    1 oz of 8's (1235fps) singles, second shot on doubles, and primary sporting clays shell.

    1 1/8 oz of 7.5's (1235fps) for 'caps and longer range sporting targets.

    I do load a specific 24 gram shell for wobble that is going 1330fps.

    I've got some zippy (1350fps) 1 1/8oz shells for game shooting, and pesky branch removal at the sporting clays range.

    I shoot way too many different disciplines for just one shell, but if I just had to choose one it would be my 1 oz shell.

    I keep a lot of different hulls around so I can load them specific. Why make it simple, I love to reload.

    ss
     
  6. Rick Barker

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    New light's for singles and handicaps on registered shooting

    One oz reloads on handicap (long yardage) for league and club shoots

    7/8 oz reloads for singles and both doubles, inlcuding registered doubles.
     
  7. lancelot

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    1 1/16 oz @ 1165 fps 8's. I'm using Clays, but many powders will accomplish the same thing. Not hard on the shoulder and works for 1st doubles to 27 yards in practice. Probably will work just as well as the factorys I choose to shoot for registered targets.

    Happy Holidays, Ron I
     
  8. Jawhawker

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    Handicap, yes, one load for the gun Iam using is constant.

    Singles and doubles, never ever. Thats the fun in loading :)
     
  9. jim brown

    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    1 1/8 oz of 7 1/2 at about 1150 fps for everything.

    jim brown
     
  10. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    It would have to be 2-3/4dr 1-1/8 of 7-1/2's.
     
  11. DecalDude

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    ounce and eighth of 8s
     
  12. jdsfarms

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    17.8 grains promo cheddite primer DR Xl lime green wad Gun club hull 1oz shot,singles,doubles 24yd handicap.I load 8's for singles and doubles and 7 1/2's for handicap.For practice loads I back the powder off to 16.5 and use reclaimed shot.Jerry
     
  13. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    I keep my 2 loads simple:

    Load # 1 for Singles and both shots of Doubles (1200 fps):

    Fed Top Gun and/or Estate hull, 1 oz. of magnum 7-1/2, 12S0 wad, 209A primer with 17 grs. of 700X.

    Load # 2 for long yardage Handicap (1250 fps):

    Fed Top Gun and/or Estate hull, 1-1/8 oz. of magnum 7-1/2, 12S3 wad, 209A primer with 20 grs. of 700X.

    It's the KISS Principle.

    Curt
     
  14. phirel

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    There is such a difference between the first shot of doubles and the 27 yard line, I cannot see how one load would be ideal for both. How many hunters would use the same load for dove and goose hinting?

    Pat Ireland
     
  15. jim brown

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    Pat

    My 2 3/4 ounce of 7 1/2 at 1150 will reduce 27 yard targets to dust and it sure as heck is adequate for first bird doubles. The most important thing is I never get to the line with the wrong shells and I never close my doubles gun with the wrong shell in the top barrel. Using one shell for everything gives me one less thing to think about and thinking destroys concentration.

    jim brown
     
  16. Ruck

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    I'm with Jim Brown.......1 1/8 oz. of 7 1/2's, 19.5 gr. of Green Dot for 1180 fps for all trap games and doves (when I shoot 'em with a 12).

    Ken Rucker
     
  17. zzt

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    OldCowboy, if you limited me to a single load, it would be 1oz #8 at 1180fps-1200fps.

    As it stands now, I shoot that load for most everything, and go to 1 1/8oz #8 @ 1175fps-1200fps for ATA handicap. If I'm feeling my oats, I'll shoot the handicap load for singles, but my shoulder rebels after 200-300 1 1/8oz, especially if I have to shoot the next day.
     
  18. highflyer

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    If I had to choose one load for everything, skeet, trap and sporting clays, I would go with 1 1/8 ounce of 7 1/2 at 1145fps for a little lighter recoil or 1 1/8 ounce no. 8's at 1200fps.
     
  19. trapshootin hippie

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    rev, you aren't taking my post serious are ya? Hope not.






    Gne J
     
  20. Beau69

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    3 dram Federal Top Gun 8's for everything.
     
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