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Shoot 1oz or 1 1/8 on 16 yd. line

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mrhunt, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. mrhunt

    mrhunt TS Member

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    Shoot 1oz or 1 1/8 from 16 yd. line.
     
  2. Calkidd

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    Shoot 1oz and save your shot. You can shoot 1 1/8, but from what I have experienced there is no difference in crushing the target with either loads at the 16 yard line. Bryan
     
  3. oletymer

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    7/8 oz. is all you need at 16 yds.
     
  4. Bill Stern

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    Go with 11/8. Everybody I talk to believes in putting as much shot out there as you can.
     
  5. Martinpicker

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    I shoot 1 &1/8 all the time, just for simplicity. But I am shooting new shells and trading hulls to a friend for reloads. Jack
     
  6. Bill Stern

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    Go with 11/8. Everybody I talk to believes in putting as much shot out there as you can.
     
  7. dverna

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    Leo is the "Biggest Winner". He is recoil sensitive and shoots 1 1/8. Once I start beating him I'll drop down to 1 oz and give him a chance.

    Practice with 7/8 or 1 oz if cost is important. With ATA targets at $23-33/100, the only reason to shoot less than 1 1/8 oz is if you cannot handle the recoil.


    Don Verna
     
  8. Mark425

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    I shoot 1 oz. reloads at practice and 1 1/8 oz. factory shells for registered. Not sure why I shoot the 1 1/8 ...same scores with both, but thats what I do. IMO, from the 16, there is ZERO difference as long as you shoot a IM choke or tighter. Pattern board tell me the same thing.
     
  9. Conn. Man

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    Bill Stern has got it right.I need all the mass I can get out there.I think everybody should shoot 1oz or 7/8 loads but me!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Sandy Holehouse
     
  10. Sky Buster

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    1 oz works great from the 16 or 27 yard line.
     
  11. Crickets

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    I saw an increase in my scores going to 1oz loads. Turns out my gun patterns a whole lot better at 1 oz 1200fps loads than 1 1/8. I went from breaking targets to smoking them.
     
  12. warpspeed

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    I too shoot 1 oz. reloads at practice ( reclaimed shot no less ) and 1 1/8 oz. factory shells for registered.

    I like the savings of the reloads plus the fatigue factor. I can shoot 200 practice targets and not feel any affects at all. It makes concentrating easier.
     
  13. 635 G

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    Harlan, said-why would you enter a 100 target event & shoot 12 less shells. That is the equivalent in shell loss between 11/8 oz & 1 oz.--I'm as recoil sensitive as anyone, if I'm competitive in an event I'll stick with 11/8.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  14. blkcloud

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    I cannot tell any difference in my measly scores when I shoot 7/8 or 1 1/8.. the 1 1/8 seems to smoke them better but a break is a break..
     
  15. zzt

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    I shoot 1oz #8 for singles and doubles, and an occasional round of caps. My standard caps load is 1 1/8oz #7 1/2 @ 1145fps.

    If I shoot 300 or 400 1 1/8oz loads in a day, my shoulder is sore the next day and I'm paying more attention to it than to my shooting, and my second day scores show it.

    I should mention that I sent my unsingle barrel to Kerry Allor and had him turn it into a dedicated 27 yard handicap barrel. For singles, I honestly cannot tell the difference in most breaks between 7/8, 1 and 1 1/8oz loads with this barrel.
     
  16. Calkidd

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    The difference between 7 1/2 1 oz and 1 1/8 oz loads......40-50 pellets.
     
  17. Texas Yankee

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    I started shooting 1-1/8 oz loads and had a friend (God Rest HIs Soul) give some 1 oz #9 shot shells and they worked good. I have since gone to 1 oz 81/2 shot and now crush the birds on the 16 yd line and first shot in doubles.
     
  18. Ljutic Bad Boy

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    1oz 22.3 grs of solo 1000. LBB
     
  19. Jawhawker

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    If indoubt, split the difference and shoot 1 1/16ozer's.
     
  20. leadvail

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    40- 50 more chances for a chip.

    I use 1 1/8 for registered singles and caps. 1 oz for both doubles right now and 1 oz for practice.

    BTW: I have been paying $26-$28.00 for 100 registered targets.


    I hope those shooting against me are using 1oz:)
    Bob
     
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