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 Post subject: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellets
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:48 am 
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Shot load is 24 gm on both cartridges.
This is for ISSF skeet.




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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:03 am 
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Both will break the targets, but if I had a choice, at Olympic skeet ranges I would go with the smaller pellet (or shot) and higher pellet (or shot) count. The ranges are short, so the increase pellet energy found in larger shot are not needed, and the increased density of shot in the pattern will assure that a target does not 'slip' through a gap in the pattern.

2 mm shot equate to 9 shot here in the US, and 2.4 mm equates to 7.5. Most people here use 9 (2.0 mm) or 8 shot (2.2 mm shot) for skeet. And those who use 8 shot for skeet are usually doing it do to supply issues (i.e. they could not find 9) or in my case because I will also use it for sporting clays and longer ranges will be found. 7.7 shot (2.4 mm) is usually reserved for trap and sporting clays.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:42 am 
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Just the answer I was looking for...many thanks. I prefer 8 over 9 as well...but the shot load in number 8 is 30gm...which is a non regulation shot load for Olympic skeet...the only two 24gm loads available to me are what we call the 7t(t for trap) and the the 9.
So I guess it is going to be the 9. 480'pellets of 2.00mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:39 pm 
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In India, generally everyone uses 9-1/2 for ISSF skeet and 7-1/2 for ISSF trap.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Once upon a time they held an Olympic Tryout shoot here in St. Louis. They shot Bunker Trap first, then the Skeet event. The skeet shooters all went over to the trap shooters who had completed their event and had quantities of ammo left over and proceeded to buy or trade for those leftovers. The skeeters wanted the #7 1/2 even though there were cases of #9 skeet loads provided for their use. I think all the ammo was made by Federal.


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I wish I could find a specific answer to this. You would think that the bigger, 110 mm target would need a bigger pellet to break it, especially at extended range. As far as I understand the 110 mm International target (as apposed to the 108 mm) has a thicker shoulder on it so that the arm of the machine does not break it and it holds together as it comes off the throwing plate of the machine at the faster speed/distance needed for International. I believe that some of the top skeet shooters use a size 8 shot instead of 9's in skeet doubles on the second target of the pair on #4, but that's American skeet not International. I thought I read somewhere that Kim Rhode uses 8's for Olympic on most targets but 7.5's on the longer range (about 35 yards) second target on the #4 doubles. Perhaps I was mistaken? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Winchester load #AANL129 is the answer you're looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:44 am 
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Thanks Randy!


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:48 am 
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I shoot 24 gram Winchester 9s for everyday use but use 24 gram 9.5 clever mirage for competition. I shot in Munich in the Deutsche meisterschafte skeet a few weeks ago. I was breaking targets with the 9s the day before in training but completely pulverizing them with the 9.5s in the competition (same clays for both days). I know some German shooters who are top ranked in the ISSF and they don't shoot anything other than 9s or 9.5s.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better? 2.40mm 300 pellets or 2.00mm 480 pellet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:55 am 
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Good thread people. Thanks!




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