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 Post subject: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 pm 
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I saw a discussion somewhere on SGW recently about shooting 7/8 oz 12 ga shells. When I first started shooting clays I preferred 1 1/8 oz to get as much help as possible. After I started reloading I switched to 1 oz to save $ on shot and didn’t really notice a drop off in my scores. So last week I bought some 7/8 wads and loaded 50 to try it out. On Wednesday night, after 2 boxes of .410 I popped the tubes out and shot a quick box of the 7/8 oz and promptly ran the box! Obviously that’s a small sample size but I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga (I shoot mostly 28 and .410 for practice).



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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:39 am 
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When competing in International Skeet, you have to use 7/8 ounce, or 24 gram loads to be exact. 24 grams is slightly less than 7/8 ounce.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:16 am 
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Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Why not just shoot a 20 gauge?


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:57 am 
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If you shoot them good keep shooting them. If you have a tube gun with carrier barrel so your weight will stay the same. I found that my scores where actually be better with the lighter 7/8 oz load. I go up it gets worse. Only thing I can figure out its something in the recoil for me. Now I just shoot 20g 7/8 oz cause I have tube gun but no carrier barrel..trying to keep the weight the same. Good luck and enjoy not buying so much lead


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:51 am 
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For reloaders with only 12 gauge fixed breech guns, unless you are in an "every target counts" situation, why shoot anything else?


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:15 am 
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ShowMe wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Why not just shoot a 20 gauge?


Not everybody owns a 20 gauge and a lot of us own reloading presses. Although, if you shoot a lot of registered skeet, you probably have a set of sub gauge tubes.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 am 
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B.L.E. wrote:
ShowMe wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Why not just shoot a 20 gauge?


Not everybody owns a 20 gauge and a lot of us own reloading presses.


That's true. And if you don't have a 20 or 28 gauge gun that is a great option.

But the opening poster stated he has 28 and 410s. If he didn't have a 20 gauge, then why not the 28 gauge?


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:38 am 
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Evil Genius wrote:
I saw a discussion somewhere on SGW recently about shooting 7/8 oz 12 ga shells. When I first started shooting clays I preferred 1 1/8 oz to get as much help as possible. After I started reloading I switched to 1 oz to save $ on shot and didn’t really notice a drop off in my scores. So last week I bought some 7/8 wads and loaded 50 to try it out. On Wednesday night, after 2 boxes of .410 I popped the tubes out and shot a quick box of the 7/8 oz and promptly ran the box! Obviously that’s a small sample size but I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga (I shoot mostly 28 and .410 for practice).
My bride and I have been shooting 7/8 oz 12 GA reloads at 1200 fps since the late 1990s for 12 GA AND Doubles in registered Skeet. Our long term averages never changed in either event because of shooting the 7/8 oz loads. There isn't any reason that I would ever go back to shooting a heavier load in Skeet. If you THINK it will/is effecting your average, then it probably will/is. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:37 pm 
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ShowMe wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Why not just shoot a 20 gauge?


Excellent question! The answer is because I have a progressive 12 ga loader but only a single stage 20 ga loader, so I can load the 12 ga shells about 6 times faster. Plus, 12 ga AA hulls are easier to come by.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:41 pm 
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B.L.E. wrote:
ShowMe wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Not everybody owns a 20 gauge and a lot of us own reloading presses.


That's true. And if you don't have a 20 or 28 gauge gun that is a great option.

But the opening poster stated he has 28 and 410s. If he didn't have a 20 gauge, then why not the 28 gauge?


I like to shoot 28 ga but I shoot with tubes (no carrier barrel) so I can use the lighter gun (no tubes) by shooting 12 ga.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:38 pm 
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ShowMe wrote:
Evil Genius wrote:
I think I will only load 7/8 and 1 oz going forward for 12 ga.


Why not just shoot a 20 gauge?

Maybe he just wanted to shoot the 12. Why interrogate the guy?

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:19 pm 
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I'm a fan of the 3/4" claybusters. I'm a wuss and don't like a ton of recoil lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:35 am 
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hammontw wrote:
I'm a fan of the 3/4" claybusters. I'm a wuss and don't like a ton of recoil lol.

And cheaper than buying 28 gauge ammo! The only issue I have had with 3/4 ounce loads is that sometimes the recoil isn't enough to reset the inertia trigger, although that's become less of a problem after I took the stock off and lightly lubricated the trigger mechanism and inertia weight and put a few rounds on the gun to break it in.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:16 am 
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.[/quote]The only issue I have had with 3/4 ounce loads is that sometimes the recoil isn't enough to reset the inertia trigger, although that's become less of a problem after I took the stock off and lightly lubricated the trigger mechanism and inertia weight and put a few rounds on the gun to break it in.[/quote]

I got lucky with my superposed. I’ve got one that was made in 1966 and so far I haven’t had any malfunctions with my light loads. Mine are really on the light side, only just supersonic from what I can tell. I will hopefully have some chronograph data this evening. Here’s my current recipe:

Unknown velocity.
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12ga AA hulls
Win 209
Cb 3/4oz wads
Number 8 shot
15 grains of Hodgdon Clays
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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:29 am 
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7/8 oz will do what you want if you do your part!

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 pm 
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New to shotgun shell reloading. Load 7/8 shell now using a WAA12L or CB0178-12 gray wad. Could I use that wad for 3/4 oz. ??


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Also been shooting 3/4 oz for skeet. Mostly for the cost savings. Works just fine if I do my part.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:00 am 
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Several reasons to load 7/8 and 3/4 in 12 gauge.

1 Is cost.
2 In my opinion, which is useless according to my wife, it can break the majority of clay targets in sporting and all the targets in skeet.
3. Heck of lot easier to reload 12 than the smaller gauges in a progressive. Especially the 28 and 410's.
4 Fun to shoot!


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:51 am 
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dannyd93140 wrote:
New to shotgun shell reloading. Load 7/8 shell now using a WAA12L or CB0178-12 gray wad. Could I use that wad for 3/4 oz. ??

It depends.

If you're using a bulky powder in a AA hull, it might be just the ticket.

If you're using a Rem hull, you'd be better off with the CB 3/4 oz wad.


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 Post subject: Re: Shooting skeet with 7/8 oz 12 ga shells
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:07 am 
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dannyd93140 wrote:
New to shotgun shell reloading. Load 7/8 shell now using a WAA12L or CB0178-12 gray wad. Could I use that wad for 3/4 oz. ??


Maybe. Try a couple and see.




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