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Why is there no #7 shot??

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by clays, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. clays

    clays TS Member

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    I know they used to make #7 I have used it and I still have a few bags of it. I just think maybe it's not popular so you don't see it very often.

    Clays
     
  2. ec90t

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    7's are very popular with the game shooters in this neck of the woods when the weather turns cold.

    ec90t
     
  3. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    Gamaliel has #7 I justed looked. Many target clubs will not let you use #7's as the shot carries to far. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  4. J.Woolsey

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    Connies also has it listed in their add, but none avail till March.
     
  5. BDodd

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    deckart, it's pretty standard that 7 1/2s are the largest shot permitted at clubs. I know the meat shooters will fudge but that's the general rule at clubs I've attended.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  6. Big Heap

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    ATA rule book - page 50 - "no shot larger than 7 1/2 may be used in competition".
     
  7. ricks1

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    take some shells apart by any manufacture you will find 7s in the mix no 7 is .010 rick
     
  8. Capt. Morgan

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    Rio Ammunition's web site indicates that they use #7 shot in its shells.

    Morgan
     
  9. Chip

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    Number 7 sized lead shot is available from Precision Reloading and I have seen other sources for it. It is not a "legal" shot size for trap and skeet which caused it to fall out of favor. I believe in this day and age it's principal use is for live pigeon shoots.
     
  10. birdogs

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    Where can I buy 6 1/2 's
     
  11. grnberetcj

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    I like # 5 for ducks, pheasants, etc.

    Curt
     
  12. abiezer

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    #6 1/2's? ,, not sure.,
    at http://www.ballisticproducts.com/
    you can get nickel plated #5 1/2's
     
  13. Little Dog

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    how about 5 1/2 shot
     
  14. School Teacher

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    I use size 7 shot for games. 1 1/4 oz of size 7 shot, 25 grains of Alliant Herco, Remington SP12 wad, R209P primer in an STS hull yields 1220 fps. This load is listed on the Alliant web site.

    I use it as a backup load or call bird load from 35 yards behind the house and back. For way, way back, I use size 6 shot.

    Ed Ward
     
  15. Jawhawker

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    deckart, West Coast usually makes a batch of size 7's each year provided that there is a demand.

    Little Dog, Ballistic Products carries 5.5's for you.
     
  16. wolfram

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    #7 is a bit of a rarity but it does exist. I a have a hard time believing that anyone could tell the difference between #7 and # 7/12 but that are a lot of chukar hunters around here that swear that copper plated #7s are the ultimate.
     
  17. ronbo142

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    I used #7s in Uruguay last year, kills ducks DEAD as well as antything else you shoot at....

    Ronbo
     
  18. Little Dog

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    Ronbo, how do they work for elephants?
     
  19. slide action

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    As stated above # 7s are RARE, but you still find them occasional. I have seen them used in the second barrel in live pigeon shooting. I once bought some shells made in South America with # 7s, but don't have any left. They worked well in mixed game hunts, Qail/rabbits and squirrel. I think the 7-1/2s made in the U.S. made them Obsolete. I have also see them used in "games" meat shoots.
     
  20. ronbo142

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    Little Dog

    Well #7s on Elephants just piss them off but they are really good at pissing them off.

    Ronbo
     
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