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Old October 14th, 2019, 08:44 PM #41
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Wow, #9 only. Really limits where you can buy ammo!!! 9s aren't available everywhere.

Do you mind if I ask what range this is?

Most ranges are nothing larger than# 7 1/2...
...i.e. 7 1/2, 8, or 9s....

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asked questions over the weekend re :#9 only because their is a road not so far away #6 and up reached the road.Skeet range has been their 1956 road came later so they made a adjustment hence #9
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asked questions over the weekend re :#9 only because their is a road not so far away #6 and up reached the road.Skeet range has been their 1956 road came later so they made a adjustment hence #9
Understand. Interesting that #6 & up made the road, but I guess they ban #7 1/2 & #8 for a safety factor since it is smaller than #6.

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Understand. Interesting that #6 & up made the road, but I guess they ban #7 1/2 & #8 for a safety factor since it is smaller than #6.

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well i had ear plugs in and shooting was going on but the 7 1/2 did reach the road
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#9 has always been THE prefered size shot for skeet, , since the beginning of skeetb, and the shot size for on purpose Skeet Loads .

It was the proliferation of dirt cheap jumbo packs of " universal " Field loads at Wal Mart in the '80s that people started convincing themselves that #8 was " good enough" .
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#9 has always been THE prefered size shot for skeet, , since the beginning of skeetb, and the shot size for on purpose Skeet Loads .

It was the proliferation of dirt cheap jumbo packs of " universal " Field loads at Wal Mart in the '80s that people started convincing themselves that #8 was " good enough" .
Agreed that #9 is the Skeet load.

I also reload, an #8 was usually what I was able to find locally, closely followed by #7 1/2.

#9 was out there, but you had to look for it and was usually at a Skeet place.

I think a lot of people use #8s because it works across the board. I shoot any game that uses a clay target and 8s simplify things.

Also, for a couple of years shot was hard to find and people shot what they could get. I even shot some clean reclaimed shot and it was all three sizes (7 1/2, 8, & 9s) mixed!!!

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#9 has always been THE prefered size shot for skeet, , since the beginning of skeetb, and the shot size for on purpose Skeet Loads .

It was the proliferation of dirt cheap jumbo packs of " universal " Field loads at Wal Mart in the '80s that people started convincing themselves that #8 was " good enough" .
Then there is 8 and a half if you roll your own.
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Ties in with the trends in Trap loads. Back in the day, Trap was everybody using 7.5 , but the trends have been to lighter shot loads for less fatigue ( recoil) , with small shot to keep pellet counts close to 1 1/8oz of 7.5 .
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Ties in with the trends in Trap loads. Back in the day, Trap was everybody using 7.5 , but the trends have been to lighter shot loads for less fatigue ( recoil) , with small shot to keep pellet counts close to 1 1/8oz of 7.5 .
Funny how that "kills" on both ends thing works out. Remember when 10 gauges were "the" goose gun? Then the "trend" to 3 1/2" 12 gauge? I still have the first box of 3 1/2" goose loads....many a 3" have gone through that gun, and I still have that partial box of 3 1/2s!!!

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