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Old 06-26-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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Loaded up a batch of these tried em today. There is no need to shoot anything else. I found out my shooting didn't fall off any. It is all in your head. Good call oneounce
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What are you shooting them in? My Affinity 3 won't quite fully cycle some factory 7/8 loads. Might have been some underpowered factory rounds though. Don't remember what brand they were. My 1oz loads at 1180fps are 100% though.
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:57 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ramblinrebel View Post
Loaded up a batch of these tried em today. There is no need to shoot anything else. I found out my shooting didn't fall off any. It is all in your head. Good call oneounce
We were shooting the other day and met a fellow with a Beretta 391 the would not cycle 7/8 oz loads. I gave him some 1 oz and 1 1/8 oz and no problem. The only time I have shot 7/8 oz loads was when we were shooting Bunker trap and I was using my Silver Pigeon. I am a bit concerned about using them in the A400. Thoughts ?
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I am shooting my Beretta 682 with the 7/8 loads. They are running 1250 fps. If shooting an auto you would probably need them 1250-1300 fps. We might should get a word from oneounce on this.
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My 3/4oz loads run 1275 and perform flawlessly in my semis.............my lighter loads running 1210 also worked but were dirty with incomplete burns whereas bumping things up to 1275 gets complete burns and great performance.
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Opinions are like exhaust pipes........Everybody's got one. Your's matters no more than any other forum member. Me I'll stick to 1 1/8 oz. in 12 ga........7/8 in 20 and 11/16 in 410. Any way you cut it MORE SHOT equals a better chance on the bird. Be it clay or feathers.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
My 3/4oz loads run 1275 and perform flawlessly in my semis.............my lighter loads running 1210 also worked but were dirty with incomplete burns whereas bumping things up to 1275 gets complete burns and great performance.
What semis are you shooting oneounce? Gas guns? I imagine those 3/4oz loads likely wouldn't have enough recoil to operate Franchi and Benelli inertia guns.
Sure sounds like some comfy shooting though!

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Originally Posted by The Happy Kaboomer View Post
Opinions are like exhaust pipes........Everybody's got one. Your's matters no more than any other forum member. Me I'll stick to 1 1/8 oz. in 12 ga........7/8 in 20 and 11/16 in 410. Any way you cut it MORE SHOT equals a better chance on the bird. Be it clay or feathers.
While more pellets is nice; recoil is cumulative and seriously debilitating; maybe if you learn to shoot better, you'd be surprised that a lower payload at the same speed will let you
A) shoot more
B) get through a tournament with less fatigue and tiredness
C) eliminate recoil fatigue
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
While more pellets is nice; recoil is cumulative and seriously debilitating; maybe if you learn to shoot better, you'd be surprised that a lower payload at the same speed will let you
A) shoot more
B) get through a tournament with less fatigue and tiredness
C) eliminate recoil fatigue
There is a lot of truth in your statement. I dropped to 1 oz because Natchez made a shipping error and I thought I would give it a try rather than go thru the hassle of sending 4 flats back. Now I am considering going to #7.5 shot instead of #8.Everything I have read and seen shows that the energy generated by the 7.5 can more than make up for the fewer pellets. Just my "Exhaust Pipe" according to Chuck Hawks,
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
While more pellets is nice; recoil is cumulative and seriously debilitating; maybe if you learn to shoot better, you'd be surprised that a lower payload at the same speed will let you
A) shoot more
B) get through a tournament with less fatigue and tiredness
C) eliminate recoil fatigue
I shoot a lot. Doves/clays and quail. Recoil is a non issue to me. Still more pellets per shot equals a(thicker pattern) better chance of hitting the bird. Period! BTW I have my own personal skeet field. So I can shoot 24/7 if I want to. If all I wanted was a 7/8 oz. load. All I would shoot is my 20's.
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