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Chris,
I know where you are headed with this and why. It relates back to the other thread about using the 12 or 20 in 12 ga. events, and whether to use the O/U or an autoloader.

Chris, experience has shown that you gain nothing in performance, using loads heavier than the standard 7/8 20 ga. load. At least not at Skeet. If the standard load don't get it, it's not the load at fault, and going heavier won't help your scores, and may in fact deter performance a tad.

Do as you will, but you are fixing to head your train down a dirt road.

If you must have a 1 oz. load, go to Alliants web based load data and pick one you like. The Remington wad is the only one still in production, and you will need to base your load on that wad.

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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.

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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.

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