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Old February 12, 2016, 09:56 PM   #1
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28 ga & #7 shot?

I'm sure not good for registered targets but for practice is this okay? Used be be a limit of no shot larger than #6 has that changed?
Have looking at buying a case from a estate sale it's Fiocchi #7 shot but no other info on it, was thinking shot it and reload it.
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Old February 13, 2016, 07:31 AM   #2
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As the numbers get bigger the shot gets smaller. #7 should be fine, but #8 would be better for clay pigeons in my opinion.
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Old February 13, 2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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If you are shooting skeet use #9, for trap or sporting I like 7-1/2.
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Old February 13, 2016, 04:02 PM   #4
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I reload using #9 shot in my 28, I guess what I'm asking is it allowable to shoot #7 shot on most ranges or is it to large? I haven't been out in a hail they closed our range but now have another to shoot at, on my old range no shot allowed larger than #6 is that still true or is 7.5 the max allowable size?
Sorry for the confusion.
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Old February 13, 2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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The place to ask is at your range, to see if that particular location has enough shotfall acreage for No 7.

NSSA rules limit shot size from 7 1/2 to 9 but for practice No 7 would be ok, IF the field is large enough.
By Journee's Formula, the maximum range of No 7 1/2 is 209 yards, for No 7, 220 yards. NRA recommends 300 yards for a safety margin in case somebody slips in something bigger.
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Old February 13, 2016, 04:41 PM   #6
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You can find #7 in the US? Cool; otherwise use 7-1/2; preferably 8.5 for things under 30 and 7.5 for everything over 30
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Old February 13, 2016, 04:46 PM   #7
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They tell me its Fiocchi 28 gage #7 shot, I asked for photos just to make sure.
Is european #7 larger or smaller than US 7.5?
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Old February 13, 2016, 04:57 PM   #8
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This is what I was sent for a list.

No #8 or #9 in 28 g shot. However,
1 case 500 (20 boxes) Fiocchi #7
1 case 250 (10 boxes) #7.5 mixed brands as follows:
7 Fiocchi
1 B&D
1 Remington
1 Federal
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Old February 13, 2016, 05:08 PM   #9
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Italian shot sizes run the same as US, according to the chart on the S&B site.
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Old February 13, 2016, 06:33 PM   #10
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This is what the #7 look like.

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Old February 13, 2016, 08:13 PM   #11
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I'm going to pass on these I reload for Win AA and no sense adding something else to the mix.
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Old February 15, 2016, 10:47 PM   #12
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Just a update for grins, they checked the #7 shot from Italy with a magnet and surprise they are steel shot!
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Old February 16, 2016, 08:43 AM   #13
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And only 65mm long - 2-1/2"........
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