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Shot size for distance?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Trap2, Aug 24, 2007.

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  1. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Phil.... I, personally, don't think 81/2's should be used at all for handicap, regardless of what yardage you are shooting. I believe they lack the energy necessary for good handicap scores. They may be fine for singles and first shot on doubles, but I would opt for 8's from the 20 yard line back to about the 25. From the 25 and back, 71/2's are my preference....Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  2. code5coupe

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    7 1/2's or 8's...doesn't matter which.
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what Dan Thome said.
     
  4. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Much depends on your choke!

    By mistake, I shot 8 1/2s at 25 yards and broke a 98, then ran 25 in the shoot off. That was with a full choke.

    Worked for me!
     
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    Phil: I am not a long yardage shooter. I shoot from the 24. I would not be afraid to use 8's from the 27; if I were ever good enough to make it back that far. However, as mentioned, weather, (especially wind) is a factor and on a windy day 7 1/2's might be a better choice. What I am starting to do is mix 7 1/2 's with 8's. (50/50 mix). Don't know if this helps, but it gives one a more comfortable feeling. My opinion only. ED
     
  6. piddie

    piddie TS Member

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    If you're tired of dusting targets, just go to 7 1/2's for everything. Your scores will go up.
     
  7. Beancounter

    Beancounter TS Member

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    Too much kitchen table information - absolutely zero science. Tis easy to say that 7 1/2s will break them but 8 1/2s won't. Sorry, I think you all are FOS.

    My personal experience involves a .410 bore shotgun. A 1/2 oz load of #9's can easily break handicap targets. The ones you miss would not be broken just by using larger shot.
     
  8. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Yup Use those 8-1/2 anywhere..........just think of all the pellets........

    GS

    [I'll be using 7-1/2]
     
  9. docshank

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    I've got to where I use 7 1/2 for everything. One less thing to worry about.

    Frank
     
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