Shot Shells for Skeet?

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Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby oohrah » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:51 pm

I have a couple 12 ga shotguns, and I've been asked to go skeet shooting on Sunday. I'm a complete noob on skeet/trap, so what type shot shells do I want to buy?
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby Oldgringo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Any brand low base #8 shot will do for what you're doing. If you get serious, Winchester AA Skeet Loads with #8 shot.


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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 pm

I usually run what's cheapest for skeet shootin. If I'm shooting my benelli super Vinci it doesn't like the low velocity shells tho. Some semis dont. But my 870 eats anything and everything
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby 1911 10MM » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:39 pm

Academy has Monarch 12 gage 7.5 or 8 monarchs for 5.00 a box right now. These are 1oz shells traveling at 1350 FPS. I use the every weekend shooting skeet, five stand, and sporting clays. I like dm and the price is right.


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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby jason812 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Oldgringo wrote:Any brand low base #8 shot will do for what you're doing. If you get serious, Winchester AA Skeet Loads with #8 shot.

:iagree: AA #9's work good too, if you can find them.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby couzin » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:57 pm

If you are shooting a regulation skeet field almost any shell will work, but if you can find #9 shot good, if #8 shot also ok, 7 or 7.5 not so much but will still work. Install the most open choke you have - cylinder, skeet, improved cylinder. But even if you only have a fixed full shotgun - you will still have fun...!!
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby george » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:33 pm

Those Tracker shells look great. And would have saved me a lot of money learning to shoot skeet. It is incredible how much you have to lead at the 3 - 5 stations.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby C-dub » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:48 pm

#9's huh? I might have been putting myself at a disadvantage. I've almost always used #7.5 and only occasionally #8's. I might have to look a little harder for #9 and try that out, but at least start using #8's more. Maybe I can finally get a 24 or 25 on a round.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby 1911 10MM » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:58 pm

C-dub wrote:#9's huh? I might have been putting myself at a disadvantage. I've almost always used #7.5 and only occasionally #8's. I might have to look a little harder for #9 and try that out, but at least start using #8's more. Maybe I can finally get a 24 or 25 on a round.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby oohrah » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:35 pm

Thanks, everybody. I was surprised how inexpensive target shells are.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby Scott B. » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:51 pm

Check what the range allows. Some restrict anything below #8.

Generic #8s you can buy at Academy or Walmart.

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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby AndyC » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 pm

I usually just buy 100-packs of #8 at Walmart or Academy - nothing to overthink.
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Re: Shot Shells for Skeet?

Postby mupepe » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:59 pm

1911 10MM wrote:Academy has Monarch 12 gage 7.5 or 8 monarchs for 5.00 a box right now. These are 1oz shells traveling at 1350 FPS. I use the every weekend shooting skeet, five stand, and sporting clays. I like dm and the price is right.

This is what I always buy. Cheap and seems to be accurate enough in my 870 for clays.


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