Have a desire to try some #8.5 shot for 16 yard trap shooting. Anyone shoot that size?I would load 1 oz. @ approx. 1150. f.p.s. Thanks.
One oz. 8 1/2. You have more shot then 1 1/8. IM or M @ 16 yards go load it. You really don't need 1200 FPS either. Been using it for years, really can't see any difference then #8shot. Good back to 23 yards. Then for me its a head game. Need bigger shot!Have a desire to try some #8.5 shot for 16 yard trap shooting. Anyone shoot that size?I would load 1 oz. @ approx. 1150. f.p.s. Thanks.
Just curious what is your winter time load?How far north are you? Can get pretty cold here in PA. Not trying to be funny or anything, just curious. The winter vs. summer time reloads comes up every one and awhile. I remember years ago the old timers use to preach this to me when I first started reloading. But for 16 yd. targets I use only one load w/ 7 1/2 shot all year. HCP 7 1/2 shot @ 1250fps.My favorite summer 16 yard load is 1oz 8.5 at 1200 fps. Smashes targets.
I believe that the choice for 16 yd. target is sufficient. Might not put it in an excellent category. Shooters can make that work. Surly some that is all they shoot. But the trap game is a target that from the second you call “pull” is going away from you and never get closer to you at any of the five stations. Unlike skeet. 7 1/2 shot has more inertia to it to carry out further. I believe 7 1/2 (or 8) will possess more energy. Granted only a few shot pellets hits will break a target. It will work but I don’t see how it would ever be a better choice other than if one thinks because the number of shot pieces in the shell being greater. They will shoot better. More bb’s better the chance of breaking. Maybe if you shoot quicker, if one rides targets with 8 1/2 I think it will hurt you....an excellent choice for 16 yd targets.