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Shot 7/8s ounce last night for the first time

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jeff P, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    Veerrry interesting.......

    A friend loaded up a bunch of 1220fps 7/8ths ounce loads and brought them out for the Big 50 last night.

    He ran 25 straight. I went 22/23 - and the one I missed was NOT the shell. Mostly, it was me not being in same zip code as the target. Another guy had a solid score with them. A fourth guy was hitting them hard from the 26 with them - but that's not recommended, I suppose.

    I'm not ready to completely switch yet....but for skeet, league, practice, first shot on doubles, maybe singles - especially marathons - I gotta say I'm intriuged enough to go pick up a couple bags of new wads.

    jeff
     
  2. 682LINY

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    dont know what wad you use now ,,,but I have been using claybuster 1100 for my 1 oz and 7/8 oz loads ,,, winn AA hulls
     
  3. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

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    A friend also let me shoot his 7/8 oz loads yesterday. I hav been shooting 1 oz for a few years. It seemed to me that the 7/8 oz load did just as good a job as 1 oz !!!!
     
  4. bigclown

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    As more people work up the nerve to try 7/8 it will probably catch on. I have found 7/8 work great from the 16 and back. Once ran 23/25 from the 27 with 7/8. Now 1 oz. does just fine from 24 - 27 yds. For real economy in practice, I use 3/4 oz. (#9 for higher pellet count) from the 16 and on skeet - Downrange 7/8 wads. It is a confidence-builder and money-saver load for sure. Best Regards, Ed
     
  5. JBrooks

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    You guys should just start shooting .22s and be done with it. lol
     
  6. Baber

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    Have been shooting 7/8 for some time because at Olympic Trap we have to. There are some great factory loads out there as well as if you use the right wad /hull combo you can make some great loads. I use the B&P T2 was in Cheddite type cases with great results. You must use good shot.

    TB
     
  7. JJJ

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    Any problems with the 7/8 oz working in an 1100?
    Thanks,
    JJJ
     
  8. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I shot a 25,23 wednesday night useing 7/8oz loads. 20g out of my XT with a Chambermate gauge reducer. FUN
     
  9. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    JJJ...

    I dunno...all the rounds I referenced were shot in two Perazzis, a Browning and a few through an SKB 85TSS.

    That said...I own 3 1100's, and my GUESS is that it won't work. On my P gun, the perceived recoil is right around zero. There's just none. Though having said that, my 20 gauge 1100 functions just fine with 7/8ths ounce.

    I'll have to try it.
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    If the 24's are loaded to around 1300 fps, they will work a gaspipe if it is clean and in good working order.

    I have shot 24 gram loads for years. As was said above, they are required in some disciplines. I now consider a one ouncer to be my handicap load.

    Light shot loads like a lot of choke. At the end of the day, you are not fatigued by recoil. Folks shooting heavy loads ARE.
     
  11. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    I own, and shoot three 1100's, two CT's and a Comp. They all cycle my 7/8 oz. 1200 speed reloads for at least 300 rounds. Now the 3/4 oz. 1220 speed reloads will only work for about 150-200 rounds. But that's usually enough to get me through a practice session.

    FYI, I do shoot all my auto's 'wet', with Slip 2000 (I don't care for the odor of Breakfree).

    Kip
     
  12. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    My 1140 7/8 cycle my 391 just fine. I love em. Jake
     
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  14. shot410ga

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    I've been messing with 7/8's for a few weeks. I've been using the Downrange pink wad, and GD or 700X with 7.5's. Smacks them from anywhere. I've gone straight from the 27 with this load.
     
  15. Hipshot 3

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    I don't think light loads at night is the way to go
     
  16. BDodd

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    Yeah, when it's dark, it's sure hard for the pellets to see where they're going....<;-).....Bob dodd
     
  17. Andy44

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    My load of choice! A-A hulls, 15.8 grains of NITRO 100, CB4100 wads, Cheddite primers. Absolutely smacks 'em with my I/M Comp-N-Choked BPS Trap gun!
     
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