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What size shot do top Olympic shooters use?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Neil Winston, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    If you _know_, please respond.

    If you don't know, as I don't, let's just find out from someone who does.

    Neil
     
  2. Sportshot

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    Interesting subject you are on here Neil. As a first responder I can say 7.5's...., 24 grams of 7.5's which as you know is less than 7/8's.
     
  3. hmb

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    7 1/2s. HMB
     
  4. Sportshot

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    And I remember seeing pictures of some International shells, different brands, and I recall shot size 7 being noted, so this is not the end of the story. Maybe a 7 Int'l is the same as a 7.5 American, or maybe it is larger. We'll see.
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information, guys. Sportshot, in the UK (at least) sevens are the same size as our 7 1/2's, I'm told.

    Neil
     
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    Neil, you have it right. Intl' 7's are American 7 1/2's. Intl' 7 1/2's are American Eights.

    Most import Bunker ammo I have seen is marked 7 1/2 (American 8's). I shoot my reloads using three tablespoons of Solo 1000 (LOL), and 24.4 grams of Black Label Lawrence Magnum 7 1/2.

    Patterning and breaks on Intl' Skeet targets with 1350 fps loads using 24 grams of #9's have not impressed me, so I use 7 1/2's for all Intl' disciplines. YMMV

    I am posting because I shoot Intl' disciplines, and am nationally ranked (near the bottom of the list).
     
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    I was watching Kim Rhode practice Intl Skeet and she was shooting the Intl 24 gr load of # 9 shot. Winchester AA brand.
     
  8. Kemen053

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    Hi, Neil 7 1/2 or 2.4mm italian ,spanish and u.s are the same .Its only the poms who have a #7 ,which measures 2.4mm.I sent a pm on another question ,when you have a look, let me know your thoughts.Thanks Ross
     
  9. Les Greevy

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    Neil,
    Please drop me a note at the above e-mail to discuss Olympic shot sizes.
    Les
     
  10. JONNY D

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    ok i now need some info please, when you guys ( americans ) talk about shooting backmarkers ( 27yards ) and say you are shooting 8s you are shooting what we ( australians ) call 7.5s ?
     
  11. Baber

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    The rule is 24 GM of shot not larger than 2.5MM. No speed restriction. Can be plated.

    Tom
     
  12. Baber

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    Neil.... Here is the actual rule...

    9.4.3 AMMUNITION
    9.4.3.1 Cartridge Specifications
    9.4.3.1.1 Cartridges permitted in ISSF competitions must meet the
    following specifications:
    9.4.3.1.1.1 case length after firing must not exceed 70 mm;
    9.4.3.1.1.2 shot charge must not exceed 24.5 g;
    9.4.3.1.1.3 pellets must be spherical in shape;
    9.4.3.1.1.4 pellets must be made of lead, lead alloy or of any other ISSF
    approved material;
    9.4.3.1.1.5 pellets must not exceed 2.6 mm in diameter;
    9.4.3.1.1.6 pellets may be plated;
    9.4.3.1.1.7 black powder, tracer, incendiary, or other specialty type
    cartridges are prohibited.
    9.4.3.2 Dispersion Effect Changes
    9.4.3.2.1 No internal changes may be made which will give an extra or
    special dispersion effect, such as the inverse loading of
    components, crossing devices, etc.
     
  13. timb99

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    JONNY D

    US standard shot sizes as follows:

    Number 9 shot - 0.08 inch (~2 mm)

    Number 8-1/2 shot - 0.085 inch (~2.2 mm)

    Number 8 shot - 0.09 inch (~2.3 mm)

    Number 7-1/2 shot - 0.095 inch (~2.4 mm)

    Number 7 shot is not commonly used here, but by our standard, it would be 0.010 inch (~2.5 mm)

    Not sure how that compares to the sizes you guys down under use.
     
  14. PerazziBigBore

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    Neil.. Most shooters shoot 7.5's in Italy.. but a few whom I know.. shoot #8 for first shot.. and then 7.5 for 2nd shot..if they need it.. One old man at our club shoot ONLY 8's.. I'd love to have his average... but all in all... 7.5's are the norm.. Except in Olympic skeet which is #9's
     
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    1st shot in Bunker is 30-40 yards.

    2nd shot is 45-55 yards out.

    At least that is my experience.

    You can use 8's but I don't see why you would - the targets are stronger composition than ATA targets and with the lower height targets (1.5m) all you see is rim - 7.5's all the way.
     
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