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prefer at 20 yards 2 3/4 or 3 dram 8 or 7 1/2

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    was wondering what you short yarders like at 20 yards. 3 dram, 2 3/4 dram 8 shot or 71/2 and why?
     
  2. bigclown

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    1 oz. 2 3/4 dr. #8....grinds targets, low recoil, all you need there. Best Regards, Ed
     
  3. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    what choke also?
     
  4. BIGDON

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    Use what you use on 16's. You are trying to make it to difficult.

    Don
     
  5. C H S

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    What's already been said; 1 oz of 8s, 2 3/4 dram, same as 16 yards through an improved mod choke, also same as 16 yards.

    Andy
     
  6. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    1 1/2oz of 8's. I am from Ky.
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    3-3/4 dr. #6.....but mum's the word!!

    Curt (and I ain't from KY)
     
  8. Steve-CT

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    The late Don Zutz loved to write about the virtues of Green Dot for handicap and its slower than Red Dot, burning rate that rattled the shot column less and made good patterns like the one pictured above.

    Frankly, I shoot Red Dot reloads and factory new handicap loads like Fed papers and Nitros, because I "think" they give me an advantage. I am a 27 yd shooter.

    I will say this, I have shot practice with squadmates standing on the 25 shooting 1-oz 8s who hit the targets just fine. So, it really doesn't make THAT much difference. I do notice a difference with 1,235 an 1,250 fps loads, it seems I do smoke some targets with them I "thought" I may have been behind

    (Ever get that "oh darn, I shot too quickly" thought only to see the target vaporize?) I get that with the fast loads and I do miss more targets with the lightweights at 27. But I know it's all me.
     
  9. Neil Winston

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    Light 8's and all you can shoot, that's 1 1/8 oz.

    Neil
     
  10. hubcap

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    1-1/8 oz of 8's. Personally, I have always shot 3 dram loads for single and handicap, even from the 20 yd line, but I know a lot of guys who shoot the 2-3/4 dram loads for singles and from the 20 yd line as well.

    hubcap
     
  11. alfermann66

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    Hey Eddie, I have a couple of questions. 1. If that's a 1 oz. of 8's pattern, how come your target sheet says 8 1/2? 2. Is that 20 yds. from muzzle to pattern board or the more typical 20 yd. trap shot of 40 yds. from muzzle to target?

    Buz
     
  12. Old Cowboy

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    2 3/4 dr 1 1/8 oz #8 aka "light eights"

    .030" choke

    John C. Saubak
     
  13. Browning Man

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    1-1/8oz of 8's, 3 dram
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    I like 7 1/2 shot the best so far. Heard many times one 7.5 pellet does the job of 5 #8s ? I recently started reloading STS hulls TGT12 wad CCI primer, 17grains of clays 1oz 7.5. I just like how these vaporize the target. Was useing gun club 1 1/8oz and estates do not get the same target crushing hits ?
     
  15. jbmOU

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    3 dram 7 1/2's got me back to the 22 pretty fast.
     
  16. Pull & Mark

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    I like to keep it simple. I use the same loads on the 20 yard line as I do from the 16 yard line. I use a 2 @ 3/4 dram load with #8 shot. That is all you need to know for now by the time you move back you will have formed your own opinion on the load you will want to use, and choke as you move back.I also shoot a fair amount of sporting clays and I can tell you from experience that you can use a extentioned light mod. choke(browning Midas grade) from the 16 yard line and a modified from the 20 yard line. You won't smoke targets with black balls of smoke, but the targets will still break very hard. I would rather chip 100 targets than smoke 99 of them. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  17. Dale Z

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    With the rising cost of lead and components, 1 oz #8's is all you need to turn them into smoke. You can adjust the amount of powder to obtain the speed you like. I like them at 1175FPS. I also like to use a full choke. You can really tell when you are on them. They will just disappear. Your shoulder will also appreciate the softer loads.

    Dale
     
  18. JBrooks

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    Best chuckle of the day.

    "I do notice a difference with 1,235 an 1,250 fps loads"
     
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