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I shoot 7.5 for trap, AA International loads at the moment to be exact.
 

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Use 9's for skeet and 8's for trap. Once you get to be a trap veteran and shoot from the 22 yard line or farther, you can switch to 7.5's.
 

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I shoot the same load at skeet, trap singles - handicap and both shots of doubles - 1-1/8 oz of 8s @ 1145 fps
 

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In 12 ga, I shoot 8-1/2, except in light shot charge loads and spreaders. For those I use 9's.

The simple rule is that as ranges become longer, you need hevier shot and more choke to compensate for both the dispersion and the lower pellet count.

It should also be obvious that face-on shots present a larger cross-section and can be broken with a lower pattern density than is required for edge-on shots.
 
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