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Until very recently that's all I shot except for games. Now I've gone to a fast (1390) 7/8 of 7 1/2's and through a mod choke they crush targets way out there. You get a few less pellets with 7 1/2 but they retain energy better.
 

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I shoot them for practice with a tight choke (.040). For the money I shoot 1 1/8oz with a .027 constriction. Keep a lot of lead in the air at all times......
 

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Ditto what P3AT said. I even swiped a 27 yard belt buckle from the big dogs at the Autumn Grand last year with a 95!! It was the windiest day of the shoot with 40 mph plus wind!

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don't use a tighter choke.... try a more open choke. I use mod from the 27 yard line. I/C works fine for most sporting clays. light mod for long shots.
 

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Used the 7.5's ... one ounce ... 20 gauge 28" Improved Cylinder yesterday.
Shot a 19 at 16 yards, which is my average with my 12 ga guns.
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17.8 Red Dot 1oz 7 1/2 .025 16 to 27 and shot a 27 wobble last week with the same load. Good results registered 16 yds. 1 oz 8's on first shot of doubles and 1 oz 7.5 on second. Have mixed them with nearly the same results in practice. Shoots good and saves a few $

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! oz loads work fine--remember the faster the shell the more open the choke--give the pattern time to develop

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That's all I shoot.

1 oz. 7 1/2'S using 1180 FPS loads with Clays, right out of the Hodgson book.

They cycle the 1100's flawlessly and burn very clean.

They will powder targets very effectively with the Probore Full tube in my 1100 Competition Synthetic.

I use them in the same gun for meat shoot shoot-offs past the 27 yard positions, they still chew targets up quite nicely there, as well.
 

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I use Green Dot or Tightwad powder, 1 oz. 7 1/2 magnum shot. I load to 1250 fps. I struggle with targets beyond 60 yds but I believe this is shooter error. This speed breaks targets well and recoil isn't bad.

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One ounce (28 grams) of 7-1/2's is about all I shoot over here in South Africa for everything (ATA, DTL, Sporting Clays, doves & pigeons.)

These are pretty fast factory shells though. Probably 1300 fps.

They don't shoot muych handicap over here, but I try to shoot a round from 25 now and again to keep my skills from degrading too much. I'll be back in the USA some day.

The breaks I get at 25 yards are reasonably solid, though I must admit, when I come back to the USA and shoot handicap on a regular basis, I will probably revert back to 1-1/8 ounce.

One ounce of 7-1/2's at 16 yards is perfect.
 

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The last year or so I have been shooting this load in Gun Club hulls with good results.
19gr. Green-Dot,CB-1100 or TGT claybuster, 1oz. of 7 1/2's and any primer.

Shoots like a factory Gun-Club 1 oz. shell.
 

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18 gr. Red Dot, 7 1/2 shot in either STS or GC's with DRXL-1 wad. Out of my TMX .028 choke or MX14-L .033 choke produce some of the hardest breaks of any other shells I have ever shot.

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