I know that they are the #1 size pellet used for Skeet, but woundered if they would work at trap with their minimum energys
at longer shots, past 25 yards.
At the 16 yard, I started of with a lead mod choke and the normal distance of 30 to 35 yards ,the standard breaking distance,was no problem. I then switched over to a Full choke and kept letting the birds go farter and farther out, hoping for misses, to see what the little #9's limit was.
The Lowery data said that 35-40 yards was the limit with .55 to .45 ft lbs energy to be able to break the clay targets. I don't know if it was the elevation of 4,500 feet here in Reno or what, but with a Full choke, I was able to break the clays out at around 49 yards ,or more, just before they hit the ground on their drop !! A plesent surprise but I know that this would not work on game birds that take .55 to .70 ft lbs of energy, for a killing shot.
If you don't reload 9's a #8 at 1145fps will also do the "Oakley" shots at the end of the 16 yard maximum distances ,while a standard 8 @ 1180fps is the "Big Dog" of light trap loads that ,just, crushes the clay birds.