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SHOT SIZE 8'S OR 71/2'S

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by shot410ga, Nov 25, 2008.

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    This has to be SPAM.................
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Don,

    Yes.

    And I mean that sincerely.
     
  3. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

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    Just in case; many shoot 8s everywhere; many shoot 7 1/2s everywhere; many shoot 7 1/2s at long yardage (your guess for definition); many swear there's no difference; many insist their gun likes or prefers 8s or 7 1/2s. I'd say you're safe deciding just about any way that builds confidence....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  4. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I won a handicap at the Grand with heavy 8½ long ago and have been a proponent of more bb's all my shooting career.

    I have shot from the 27 since 1976, one short reduction to the 26 for one shoot, then back on the 27 ever since... I shoot 8's. I will shoot 7½ if I can't buy 8's, but it's not my preference.

    I should probably qualify this with the fact that I shoot extremely fast, so this is a matter to consider. I suspect that if you take a long time to pull the trigger, the target is further out, and then maybe you may have to reconsider the above, or maybe not?!

    Whiz
     
  5. zzt

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    Maybe not Whiz. The longer you wait the more pellets you had better have.
     
  6. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I do wish they would make 7 3/4 size shot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    Maybe you should just take a bag of each and mix them together.
     
  8. nipper

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    i mix 6's in with my 7.5's for handicap

    bill
     
  9. hmb

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    Pat,

    If you mix them together you will have 7 3/4s. HMB
     
  10. dverna

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    I screen all my shot.

    8's and smaller for first shot of doubles
    7 3/4's for second shot of doubles and 16's
    7 1/2's and larger for HC

    It takes a bit of time but I know that my loads are much more consitent than the next guys.

    I know that this improves pellet distribution without having to do any boring pattern testing. What a waste of time that is.

    One last thing, I clean primer pockets for the HC loads too.

    Don
     
  11. Neil Winston

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    While patterning is, even I admit, Don, perhaps more an intellectual exercise than a practical one, I wonder how you could possibly "know that this improves pellet distribution without having to do any boring pattern testing."

    Neil
     
  12. hmb

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    Neil,

    He reads the target breaks. HMB
     
  13. highflyer

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    7 3/4 shot. What a brilliant idea. Then you could finally shoot with peace of mind. You could clear your head of all doubt and know that if the target didn't break, you missed. Or....maybe I used the wrong choke.
     
  14. Neil Winston

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    Interesting theory, HMB, but wouldn't improved pellet distribution make it _harder_ to read target breaks? In other words, does Don know this because he _can't_ read breaks anymore?

    Neil
     
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    In the summer months when targets are dry, 8's from 16 yards. In the winter months when they seem to absorb moisture, I'll go to 7 1/2's.
    Beyond 24 yards I and my peers shoot 7 1/2's. Also because I'm now slower at second shot in doubles, 8's for first shot, 7 1/2's for second.
    Works for me but maybe not everyone.
    Mike Cunningham
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  16. phirel

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    Mike- Winter, cooler temperature = air that is dryer. Summer, warmer temperatures = air that is more humid. Also, how much water can pitch absorb?

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pat, Winter, cooler temp = air that is denser = pellet slowing, pattern robbing conditions.

    Summer, warmer temps + humidity = air that is conducive to retained energy and pattern density.
     
  18. fearlessfain

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    eights for everything.
     
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    zzt- I agree with your post about air density and I suspect you agree with my post about moisture and targets.

    I have another observation: Winter = Cold = bad; Summer = Warm = good.

    Pat Ireland
     
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