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 Post subject: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:26 pm 
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Ok so in an automatic I would never load two shells unless I was shooting doubles. I'm new to an over under and I'm wondering if the same etiquette/safety rules apply. Seems like a lot of breaking open of the gun to put one shell in and take one shell out of the gun for each single. I searched with the horrible search function on this site and didn't come up with an answer. Hoping to hear your thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:29 pm 
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I always load two-- except of course for H8.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:31 pm 
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Oh....here we go again LOL

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:33 pm 
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I apologize if this has dead horse has been beaten excessively. I did search....if only something could be done about that search function.

And I do recognize on station 8 only one shell, unless you are clean through high 8 which is not a problem for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:45 pm 
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I load two for all singles except high 8 and low eight (if I am clean). I don't think it matters to me if I have one shell in the gun or two but i will take a short pause between singles to reset my mind. Some find that only loading one for singles helps them, that is fine, but it is a personal thing. Do what you like.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:51 pm 
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I load 2 whether I am shooting semi-auto or over/under on everything except high 8. I wish I always loaded 2 on low 8......only do it sometimes.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:11 pm 
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The choice is yours, the only caveat is, you can not load 2 if shooting H8, or the second shot of a single. Some of the best shooters in the world are "one hole" shooters, (Bender, Mayes, and Fairbank come to mind) but some are not. Some feel it takes a lot of time, but time allotted for each shooter to shoot each station is more than sufficient to allow for all to be "one hole" shooters, and still have a fast squad. In general, many people don't care how you load, as long as it is within the rules, and safe.

As far as wear and tear on the gun, any good quality gun will be fine shooting one at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:38 pm 
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jt07a4 - please don't take offense....and yes, the search function here leaves a bit (lot?) to be desired.

I load two where allowed by NSSA regulations....I am like Eriehunter, even though I have two in the gun, for singles I bring the gun down and start my pre-shot routine from the top.

As mentioned, do what you like....its really nobody else's concern whether you load one or two.

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:06 pm 
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load 2 save your trunyins


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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:37 pm 
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It is totally a matter of choice. Use whichever method is comfortable for you and makes you a better shooter. I find that I can miss equally well either way.
anyway, I was told a long time ago that it does not matter how many you hit just so long as you look good when you miss. {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:32 pm 
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The only place that loading two is no allowed is in SCTP they only allow one shell and no resting the muzzle on your foot


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:03 pm 
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Those who load only one when they could load two are often doing so because they want to have the exact same routine for each shot. Floyd in Vienna


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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
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My goal is to load two on low 8. 8)

Problem is that 25th shell weighs a ton. It's hard to carry all the way around to low 8.

Usually I load two.

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:02 am 
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I don't know if I'm odd or not, but if I'm straight I never load two on L8. I always shoot it, then open, load and shoot again.

And I load two for every other single.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:38 am 
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I don't know if I'm odd or not, but if I'm straight I never load two on L8. I always shoot it, then open, load and shoot again.

And I load two for every other single.


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With two shells in the pouch at L8, I don't want to get casual and rush the second shot. Pausing to load the second shell lets me properly refocus. Just wish I was in this position more often!

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:00 am 
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Two...where allowed.

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:47 am 
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From a schooling stand point, I tell the guys to only single tube load on the single shots.

The reason for this is after they have shot the first target, then need to re-adjust there position for the second target (think station 4, where you will shoot the high house on the left hand side of the field before center line, then shoot the low house on the right hand side of the field before center line as well.

When they load both barrels and take the first shot, they forget to set up for the second shot with the body natural positioned for the needed second break, and instead, just swing way over to the right (past and over the top of the hip) to be total out of shape/position to beak the second shot with the correct form.

And no, if you have single tubing down to an art form, you will not be slower than someone with both barrels loaded up that is re-setting for the second shot as well. The reload just tells you that you need to reset up for the shot at hand, instead of some strange contortion into a shot with the wrong footing when you rush the set up/shot.


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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:03 am 
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During the winter I load 2, but when the weather warms up and in tournaments I load one. It helps me reset properly for every shot. That includes low 8.

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:05 am 
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theq1994 wrote:
I don't know if I'm odd or not, but if I'm straight I never load two on L8. I always shoot it, then open, load and shoot again.

And I load two for every other single.




I like to get right to that last shot so I don't overthink it. Plus if you rush it you have an excuse as to why you missed. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: One or two shells?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:56 am 
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I'm new to the o/u's also but I have been loading two except on 8. Wonder what it feels like to load two on L8? Someday.

Just seems to smooth things out for me.




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