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I find few actual 1 oz wads for 20 ga. What wad(7/8?) and powder combo has anyone been successful with? I`m getting ready to experiment with some heavy skeet loads in a tubed skeet gun for 12 ga competiton.
 

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Spud said:
Not being a smart aleck, really want to know: Why do 12 gauge loads of 1-1/4 to 11-1/2 oz of shot, in other words loads heavier than 1-1/8 oz, seem to work fine, but loads heavier than 7/8 oz in 20 gauges, don't? I only load 7/8ths /20's, so just askin'.
Good question. I`m interested in the answer also.

My original intent here was to go with a slightly heavier 20 ga load for 12 ga competion in skeet hoping to utilize possibly some more open chokes...say .003 or so. Just playing to see waht I could come up with.....
 

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D L Marcum said:
Easy question.
This is SKEET we are talking about. A 21 Yard Game.

This is not 35 to 40 yard and beyong hunting situations.

The 7/8 oz. payload will give sufficiently dense patterns of around 28 to 29 inches in diameter, that will insure 100% kills if the shooter does his part.

If you can't handle that, then how do you ever expect to be proficient with the 21 inch patterns of the 410 ??? Or the 26 to 27 inch patterns of the 28 ga. ???

Skeet is not a game of spray and prey. It's all about placing your pattern in the correct place to intercept the target, when it reaches target distance. 2 ounces of shot won't do any better, if you don't place the shot correctly.

All very simply said, "It's not the amount of lead that you throw at a target, it's the precision of how you place the shot.

DLM
I agree but in this case we are competeing against a 12 ga with 1 1/8 oz of shot with someone possibly using even a cylinder choke. I`d assume his pattern is somewhat larger giving them the advantage. I know we`re supposded to hit the clay but I hope you can see my angle on this.
 

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D L Marcum said:
Chris,
Two things you will never see me or many many other shooters do. One is shoot 1-1/8 oz. loads and the other is use Cyl Bore chokes I'll agree that some do, but more do not, than those that do.

However that's all personal preference and I'll not get into that.

You have heard my recommendations. I have been at this game more years than I want to remember. These are my recommendations and convictions. Use them or don't, as you desire. Experience with myself and many members of my squadmates thru the years, bears these convictions out. Use them as you see fit.

Thanks for your advice!
DLM
 

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Curly-Nohair said:
cbxchris said:
D L Marcum said:
Chris,
Two things you will never see me or many many other shooters do. One is shoot 1-1/8 oz. loads and the other is use Cyl Bore chokes I'll agree that some do, but more do not, than those that do.

However that's all personal preference and I'll not get into that.

You have heard my recommendations. I have been at this game more years than I want to remember. These are my recommendations and convictions. Use them or don't, as you desire. Experience with myself and many members of my squadmates thru the years, bears these convictions out. Use them as you see fit.

Thanks for your advice!
DLM
Hint, when you respond using a Quote, start typing after the final Quote code in the quote. Otherwise your answer will hide in the quote, causing some confusion.
Yeah I noticed that AFTER I posted it....couldn`t fix it then.

To DLM again, Thanks for your comments.
 
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