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PREFERRED SHOT SIZE AT 16 yrds

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapshootinbubba, May 23, 2010.

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  1. trapshootinbubba

    trapshootinbubba Member

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    Just out of curiosity how does 8,81/2 or 9 compare at 16 yrds. Is one preferred more than the other.
     
  2. Rich219

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    #8 for me.
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    All three sizes, plus #7 1/2s will work at 16 yards.

    Use whatever you have!
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Ahab- None of the sizes of shot you listed will work from the 16 yard line unless you point your gun properly. I am looking for a size of shot that does not require proper gun pointing. Any suggestions?

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. no5shooter

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    Pat, I'd be willing to try a ton or so of that stuff when you find it. In the interest of research, of course.
     
  6. Beretta Blue

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    1 oz. of 8.5, loaded to 1200 FPS less recoil with good pattern density. My opinion.

    Jack
     
  7. timb99

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    For 16 yard? They all work fine, 7-1/2 through 9.
     
  8. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Pat ... want to borrow my "Braille" gun?
     
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    8 1/2.
     
  10. andybull

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    I missed more targets thinking about what shot to use. After many years of eating s--t, I decided to use 7.5 exclusively for Trap, Sporting Clays, Fitasc, Live Pigeons. 7.5's get's the job done, period!

    Andy
     
  11. shark1

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    You can not disagree with Pat Ireland. Michael Sharkey, DC
     
  12. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I am going to #9 for 7/8 ounce loads to see if it patterns well and gives good breaks if so I plan on trying 3/4 ounce loads next as a project as I'm out of funds for bigger projects and I have to have something to fool around with as idle hands get me into trouble.
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Pat try #12s but they might not have enough kinetic energy, they come in 22 rifle shot shells. I don't know anybody that sells them, maybe special order.


    just kidding


    Gary Bryant
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  14. Mr. D

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    My preferred shot would be the $10.00 per bag stuff.
     
  15. N. J. BOB

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    I really prefer #6 shot at all ranges, 16 to 27 ??
     
  16. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Mr. D

    I'll sell you a BUNCH of shot at $10 a bag.

    The bag will only have 6 or 7 lb of shot in them, mind you.
     
  17. Trap2

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    timb99....... I'll take it if it's copper plated #5's....... Dan
     
  18. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    No such luck Dan.
     
  19. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    Do they make different size shot? One of the older gents at our club has made a habit of getting one shell from 25 different people and starting a pool for the Juniors that he can shoot a 25 with them,I have never seen him fail,he raises money for the juniors and it's a good lesson for the kids that it's the shooter not the ammo. :eek:) Jerry
     
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