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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:17 am 
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Wonder what this guy used.

https://youtu.be/D3v2BlsAQg8




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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Standing right next to the machine, known flights? Yeah, I could do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Rastoff wrote:
Standing right next to the machine, known flights? Yeah, I could do that.


If you're standing right next to the machine, just about any shot size works. 9, 8.5, 8, 7.5, 6, isn't a whole lot of difference in the results.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Contacted 3 major clay target manufacturer's on this subject. Only received 1 reply:
Force and # of pellets that will break a clay target
"There are a number of studies that have been done on this surprising enough. The number of BB needed to break a target is 1 it might be a chip but 1- 7.5 or #8 can break a target. Pellets moving at 800 fps - 1125 fps carry enough force to break a target. As I tell students never think that because something seems far away it can't be fatally hit with a pellet. To prove this point you can suspend targets at different distances and shoot at them to see the results it will surprise you. The different variables  that it takes to break a target can depend on speed of both projectiles (forward & away) ambient temperature, as well angle of impact. But a target can be broken with just one pellet"

So just because I have never personally experienced this, I am ready to admit my personal experience and interest in this subject over the last 17 years may be inadequate.
I still prefer centering the target and turning it to dust which is accomplished by focusing on a small part of the target no bigger than a dime.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:01 pm 
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"I still prefer centering the target and turning it to dust which is accomplished by focusing on a small part of the target no bigger than a dime"

You are lucky to have that type of eyesight. I just see an orange blob against the background.


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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
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Jim Tyner wrote:
You are lucky to have that type of eyesight. I just see an orange blob against the background.


+1

I've better than 20/20 (corrected) eyesight, shoot with both eyes open and only see an orange blob too.

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 Post subject: Re: Shot size 71/2 vs 8 shoot-difference and question
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:24 pm 
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As to shot size and range, I have always said that at near point blank range, it doesn't make much difference what shot size you use, and when you go out to 100 yards, again, it doesn't make much difference what shot size you use.
At 10 yards, a .410 loaded with #9 shot will kill a turkey just as dead as a 10 gauge loaded with #4 shot.




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