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  1. 686

    686 TS Member

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    i know the size of # 8s and # 7 1/2s , and the enegery at different fps. what i want to know is there a lots of differents in broken birds between the two at the same speed and both having 1 1/8 oz. more enegery with one more shot with the other. OR is more of a mind thing ?
     
  2. Jim101

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    It's definitely something to think about.






    Jim
     
  3. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    It is a mind thing, shot has nothing to do with breaking targets. Just put your mind to it and ya will break all of em.



    Gne J
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Both sizes will break targets at all distances encountered in registered trap shooting. Beyond that a bag of #8s will contain a significant population of pellets that are actually closer to #7 1/2 in size and visa-versa. You can drive yourself insane trying to prove or disprove which is better or you can just load a bunch of #7 1/2 or #8 shells and go out and smash targets knowing that what ever is in the shells will get the job done.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    7.5's Or 8's? Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I like 8.5s. at the 16, I guess......
     
  6. BDodd

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    And I like 9s for skeet, close mid sporting, and 16s and don't feel one bit hampered - in fact, I prefer the extra count of pellets......Bob Dodd
     
  7. highflyer

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    I shoot trap, skeet and sporting clays almost every week of the year. I love long range targets at the sporting clays range. The longer the more I like them. I do all my practice there with a 3/4 ounce 20 gauge load. I usually have a mix of shells, 8's, 9's and 7 1/2's. There have been days when only the 7 1/2 shot would consistantly break the long targets. I know it is the shot size because I shoot several back to back and compare results. Sometimes it is dramatic. I don't know if weather effects how easily targets break but I suspect it does. Some days the 8's work as well as the 7 1/2's and some days the 7 1/2's are clearly better for the longest shots.
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    OK wheres the math guru's, compare 7.5s vs 8s what is the diference of potential energy between the 2 at 1200fps. The old guys at our club says it takes 4 8s to do the job of 1 7.5????fact or fiction? I just use 7.5s for everything.
     
  9. 635 G

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    How about green remington hulls vs gold hulls? Same old S---? Get somethingt new out thar guys !!!

    Lou
     
  10. highflyer

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    I read somewhere that 9's at 20, 8.5's at 30, 8's at 40, and 7 1/2's at 50 all had roughly the same energy.
     
  11. gun fitter

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    It's a tough call but for a given choke the size of the usible pattern seems to be smaller with 7.5.

    Joe
     
  12. John Thompson

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    I have broken targets with light 9's from 27. I would suggest you check different loads on a pattern board. Different guns handle different loads better than others. I have guns that pattern 8's more consistently than 7 1/2 s and vice versa.
     
  13. 5spd

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    Forget the 7.5 vs 8 shot....#9 shot or #12 is my question....:)
     
  14. Haskins Bill

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    I asked my girlfriend about it and she said if she had a choice 8 would be great. I asked about 9 and she swooned and forget about 12. Bill
     
  15. Ellen

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    I shoot a 1 oz load of #7 1/2 & #8 home made shot mixed together.
    It's shooter ability that gets the shot to the target; not the size of the shot.
    The target doesn't know the difference of what size shot is hitting it, or at least my targets haven't said anything to me yet.(tee!hee!)

    Oh, by the way I also shoot a fixed choke in my Ljutic single barrel.
    When I'm on the bird it smokes and when I'm off, I'm off.
    I don't profess to be the best shot out there but I do enjoy shooting trap.
     
  16. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Geez....

    Which has more kinetic striking power;

    A 9mm or a 45 acp?

    Hope this helps??????

    Curt
     
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