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I have been shooting trap for a year and am considering reloading my own shells this winter. With the price of shot being the biggest expense I am looking into reloading 1 oz. #8 Gun Club and STS shells. I currently shoot 1 1/8 oz. shells and am averageing around a 20. Will I notice much difference by dropping to 1 oz. loads?
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I have been shooting trap for a year and am considering reloading my own shells this winter. With the price of shot being the biggest expense I am looking into reloading 1 oz. #8 Gun Club and STS shells. I currently shoot 1 1/8 oz. shells and am averageing around a 20. Will I notice much difference by dropping to 1 oz. loads?
 

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You will certainly notice less recoil, & less lead cost. Lower scores, no, you will see no difference or probably due to being better able to stay in your gun due to less recoil.......higher scores.

If you want to go to 7/8 oz. loads for 16's you will save even more & shoot just as well if you are like most who go to lighter loads.

Good Luck!
 

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You will certainly notice less recoil, & less lead cost. Lower scores, no, you will see no difference or probably due to being better able to stay in your gun due to less recoil.......higher scores.

If you want to go to 7/8 oz. loads for 16's you will save even more & shoot just as well if you are like most who go to lighter loads.

Good Luck!
 

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Sure didn't take long to be criticized for an honest question. Why have a site with such knowledgeable participants if you can't take advantage of it? This may indeed have been asked but I am not aware of it or I wouldn't have asked. I thank those who replied constructively and look forward to more helpful replys.
 

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Sure didn't take long to be criticized for an honest question. Why have a site with such knowledgeable participants if you can't take advantage of it? This may indeed have been asked but I am not aware of it or I wouldn't have asked. I thank those who replied constructively and look forward to more helpful replys.
 

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Revbook.

Here in Australia 1oz has to be shot as a rule, can only shoot 1 1/8oz in Handicap events.

Scores only went up not down, lighter recoil, better shot patterns is where you will notice the difference. (and more money in your pocket)

Yours in sport,

Gary Kennerson......aka. Release Trigger.
 

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Revbook.

Here in Australia 1oz has to be shot as a rule, can only shoot 1 1/8oz in Handicap events.

Scores only went up not down, lighter recoil, better shot patterns is where you will notice the difference. (and more money in your pocket)

Yours in sport,

Gary Kennerson......aka. Release Trigger.
 

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It was a joke Rev. You'll have to have thicker skin to make it here and i hope you do stick around. I apologize if you took it wrong. Not my intention.
 

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It was a joke Rev. You'll have to have thicker skin to make it here and i hope you do stick around. I apologize if you took it wrong. Not my intention.
 

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Hey Revbook, I am new to Trap Shooting also, just started up last August. I began reloading about 4 months ago: and played around with 1oz and 11/8 oz loads just to see how my scores changed. I found that I shoot about the same scores using both.There are those days when I can shoot 23-25's with 1 1/8oz and then switch to 1oz and still shoot a 25. then there are other days I can't hit a 25 even with the 1 1/8 oz loads. I decided I wanted to practice with the 1oz loads, I think it does help you zero in on the clays better, and then when I shoot Competively I switch over to the 11/8oz to throw all I can at the clays.
I did give the 7/8 loads a try, but I guess I am not good enough yet for that load , my scores dropped from a 23 averge to about a 19, I tryed the load for acouple trips to the club and then gave up and went back to using 1 or 11/8.

hope this helps alittle
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Hey Revbook, I am new to Trap Shooting also, just started up last August. I began reloading about 4 months ago: and played around with 1oz and 11/8 oz loads just to see how my scores changed. I found that I shoot about the same scores using both.There are those days when I can shoot 23-25's with 1 1/8oz and then switch to 1oz and still shoot a 25. then there are other days I can't hit a 25 even with the 1 1/8 oz loads. I decided I wanted to practice with the 1oz loads, I think it does help you zero in on the clays better, and then when I shoot Competively I switch over to the 11/8oz to throw all I can at the clays.
I did give the 7/8 loads a try, but I guess I am not good enough yet for that load , my scores dropped from a 23 averge to about a 19, I tryed the load for acouple trips to the club and then gave up and went back to using 1 or 11/8.

hope this helps alittle
Roger
 
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