I am a new skeet shooter. Have shot a total of 8 rounds over about 2 months. I have been shooting Remington Game Loads 12 gauge, 8 shot, 1 oz., 1290 fps. Not doing too bad with these loads for a beginner (averaging 14-18 per round). So last week I picked up a couple of boxes of the Remington Gun Club 12 gauge, 8 shot, 1 1/8 oz., 1145 fps. I shot the first two rounds with the Gun Club loads and shot probably the worst I have yet (10-14). Shot the last round with the old Game Loads and shot probably the best round yet (18-19). I patterned my shotgun with the Game Loads along with the other guys I shoot with. I had, by far, the tightest pattern of anybody. I was the only one shooting from a 30" barrel (the rest I think were all 28" barrels) and I was using a cylinder choke in the bottom and skeet choke on top. Anyway, it seems kind of weird to me that I shoot so much better with a faster load with a tighter pattern than I do with the slower loads. I am about to start reloading and wondering if I should experiment more or just go with a load that mirrors the game loads that I have been shooting pretty good with. I was thinking of keeping the same 1290 fps and 1 oz of shot, but maybe moving up to a 9 shot instead of 8 shot. What do you guys think?