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POLL I Shoot 7/8 OZ at Singles

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by chiefjon, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

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    I reload 7/8s for practice. If the gun shoots where you look, 7/8s does it. The biggest problem is that 7/8s are so darn fast they can throw you off.
    IMHO

    JON
     
  2. bigclown

    bigclown TS Member

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    I have used 7/8 from 16 back to the 24 with good success...#9 at 16; #8s further back. Try 'em. Best Regards, Ed
     
  3. Big Az Al

    Big Az Al Well-Known Member

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    LOVE em

    Al
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Only way to go on the 16.
     
  5. Bend Over

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    I use 24 grams for 16's, dbl's and from the 25.

    BO
     
  6. Diamond Grade

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    I use 7/8 oz for singles and the first time I shot with 7/8 oz I had a 99, so I'm sold. Ron King
     
  7. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Ditto to all above cant tell any difference except lower cost and recoil.
     
  8. AJKohler

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    Wouldn't use anything else, once I've finished with the junk loads I've had around for years.

    Tony
     
  9. BDodd

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    Posted several 100s at 16 with 7/8 of #9s. Misses have nothing to do with shortage of pellets....Bob Dodd
     
  10. avidtrapshooter

    avidtrapshooter TS Member

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    7/8 of 8.5 will smoke targets.
     
  11. elitekolar12

    elitekolar12 TS Member

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    I shot 7/8 oz at the Atumn Grand last week and Had 98 in doubles and 100 in the 16, worked for me.
    Bob R
     
  12. KelleyPLK

    KelleyPLK TS Member

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    Any good loads with solo 1000 for those 7/8 oz soft shootin loads
     
  13. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Dear Kelley

    I have used Solo 1000 since it became available. Anywhere from 19 to 21.5 will get the job done. I enjoy the Intl' games, where the faster loads work. From the 16 and Dubs, 19 gr works fine. This is one of the best powders ever for 12 ga target loads.
     
  14. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    Have just gotten used to shooting 1 oz. from 16's and from 23 yd. handicap. I've wanted to try 7/8 oz. loads but haven't gotten around to trying them yet. Can you get them around 1150-1200 fps or am I going to load them faster? Would like to stay with what I'm used to.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  15. BDodd

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    Jerry, think about it, if you just change the wad to a suitable one for 7/8 oz and change the shot drop to 7/8 oz, and leave the powder/primer/hull combination alone from your 1 oz loads, it will result in increased velocity. That's exactly how I started with the weenies and never found a better starting point. The problem with trying to keep the weenies low in velocity is that you MAY end up with so little pressure that you get an inconsistent burn of the powder and, therefore, inconsistent velocities. Try just changing wads and shot drop - you'll certainly notice the reduced recoil and more loads out of a bag of shot....Bob Dodd
     
  16. BDodd

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    #2 - BTW, Jerry, you'll not notice the gain in velocity with my suggestion - you'd need a chronograph to confuse your mind with the difference. Remember, the bird's only leaving the house at 42 or 43 mph and any shot charge around 1180 to 1220 fps is in the vicinity of 800 MPH at the muzzle. The velocity difference from going from 1 oz to 7/8 oz with the otherwise same load is pretty insignificant. Now, bump them up to 1300 fps and, sure, that will be noticed....Bob Dodd
     
  17. ffwildcat

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    love the 7/8oz loads. i load them for my son who shoots them as his 2nd shot in bunker (1st shot is factory shell). i was curious to see how they would perform at american trap and was amazed at how well they performed from 16 yard and from 27 yard. solid breaks all the time, you don't get the soot balls you see with 1 1/8oz loads but i could care less about that stuff.

    i would love to see american trap go to a standard shell like in the international games, make the game just a little bit harder but i suspect that egos won't allow it.
     
  18. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    BDodd- As I've got an adjustable bar it should be very simple to make a 7/8 oz. drop. I'll try it soon and give you a full report. Thanks.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  19. BILL GRILL

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    ffwildcat, I believe you got that right. Bill
     
  20. Bob Wilson

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    Shoot 3/4 only. 28 gauge. I had a stroke in January and 28g is all the recoil I want.

    Bob
     
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