Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

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Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby GA Quackhead » Thu May 28, 2009 8:20 pm

What is your round of choice for sporting clays? New to the game and am currently experimenting. Been looking at Fed. Top Gun 1 1/8 oz #8 and Gold Medal 1 1/8oz #8. Have also recently used Estate 1 1/8oz. #7.5. Trying to stay away from wally world bulk boxes as they are too inconsistent. What chokes do you use most often? BTW I am shooting a 28" Benelli M2.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby ajmorell » Fri May 29, 2009 6:44 am

Been having pretty good luck with 1 1/8 #8 reloads, basically identical to AA's.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby waterfowlhunter » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:16 am

I shoot sporting clays and stick to 7.5's due to the range of some of the targets. I also keep it around 1300fps and roll my own loads equal to the AA sporting clays factory loads. For skeet I shoot 7/8 oz of #9 in a 20ga and for trap I like #8 at about 1250fps.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby ajmorell » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:55 am

waterfowlhunter wrote:I shoot sporting clays and stick to 7.5's due to the range of some of the targets. I also keep it around 1300fps and roll my own loads equil to the AA sproting clays factory loads. For skeet I shoot 7/8 oz of #9 in a 20ga and for trap I like #8 at about 1250fps.


I'm not really sure how fast I'm pushing these loads, but like you, I prefer faster loads. I've got tons of grandpa's old supplies for reloading so I'm still working on using them up but I have a feeling it's going to be another 50 boxes + before that happens.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby sherlockbonez » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:26 am

1300 fps, 1oz, 8s or 7.5s.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby R. Toker » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:44 pm

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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby NickK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:13 pm

I don't shoot sporting clays, but for trap I shoot Federal Top Gun 1 1/8oz #8's, or Challenger 1 1/8oz #8's. Work great for me.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby REDGUN » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:01 pm

I shoot factory and reloads, all in the 1300 fps range.

The Gold Medal's are a great shell and also have a great hull for reloading. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby ajmorell » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:17 am

REDGUN wrote:I shoot factory and reloads, all in the 1300 fps range.

The Gold Medal's are a great shell and also have a great hull for reloading. :thumbsup:


I like GM's but they are hard to find. I've found myself buying STS Gold (Rem. Sporting Clays loads) when I buy factory ammo. My latest batch of reloads was 1 1/8 of #8s in a compression formed AA hull, WAA12 wad, 31 grains of longshot and a 209A. These are around 1425 fps or so according to my load manual. I really like them but it isn't a round I would want to shoot from a pump or double-barrel.
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby Gunner125 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:07 am

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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby augerin » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:32 am

1oz reloads..12ga AA or STS/GUN CLUB.. #8 shot, or get a hold of some cheap store bought loads. If your not shooting in a competition , cheap (inexpensive) shells work just fine! Tom
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby meathead » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:28 pm

GA Quackhead wrote: Trying to stay away from wally world bulk boxes as they are too inconsistent.


If there's nothing on the line and you don't want to load your own - the wallyworld stuff starts looking pretty appealing after a while :smile:
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Re: Sporting Clays Shell of Choice

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:57 pm

Skeet 1oz 9's

Trap 1oz 8's
HC 1 1/8oz 71/2's 3Dr

Clays 1250fps 7.5 or faster #8's

If I had one load for everything it would be 1 1/8oz of 7 1/2's at 1145 fps.
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