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Unread 09-01-2023, 09:43 PM   #1
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My first SBT no letter yet.
Iím not much of trap shooter however that may change now.
Shot 3 rounds and it was great, very tight full choke. Looking for a lighter trap load.
Some issues with ejector but Iím confident it can be resolved. The ejector does not seem to important in trap shooting anyway.
Also looking to try it on a sporting clays range.
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Bod, for 16 yard singles I shoot 1 1/8 oz, 1145 fps loads. My preference for registered targets is Winchester AA’s. For handicap I’ go with 1200 fps. If your Parker SBT is in good sound condition, and it looks like it probably is, it will digest those loads all day long.
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Thanks John the loads I used were all over 1200 seemed to be a little too much recoil.
I just picked up some Winchester at 1180 in 1 oz and also reloaded some at 1100 range. Looking forward to trying them out next.
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IMO, 1200 fps is all youíll ever need in handicap. Anything more than a light target load is overkill in singles. If Iím shooting registered targets, Iíll always go with 1 1/8 ounces of shot because they wonít let me shoot 1 1/4. I like one ounce loads for practice and the first shot in doubles. Of course you wonít be shooting doubles with your SBT.

And donít be afraid to compete with that Parker. She will break just as many targets and win you just as many buckles as any ďmodernĒ gun.
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I feel your pain with regulation loads. I have severely worn out shoulders and am very recoil sensitive. I load 7/8 oz loads for my SC. Sometimes even 3/4 ounces. I have rarely felt I lost a bird from lack of shot. Usually I peek or flinch. Even with the reduced loads I rarely shoot more than two rounds. I probably wouldn’t shoot any trap at all but the SC is just so cool and fun to shoot. You should have many more years of fun with yours. Go for it.
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Thanks
Another member suggested 7/8 oz light loads as well. Iím going to try them as well.
John what size shot do you prefer on singles ?
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A 7/8 ounce load is fine for the first shot in doubles and great for singles practice, but there’s no reason to handicap yourself in competition, unless you are super recoil sensitive as Jeff alluded to.

I prefer 8 shot for singles and first shot of doubles. 7 1/2’s for handicap and second shot of doubles.
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One other thing that might be worth mentioning is you want to keep the speed of what you practice with close to what you shoot in competition. In other words, you donít want to practice with a 1325 fps 7/8 load and compete with an 1145 fps 1 1/8 ounce load. I often practice singles with 1200 fps 7/8 or 1 ounce loads and then compete with the 1145 fps 1 1/8ís.
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One other thing that might be worth mentioning is you want to keep the speed of what you practice with close to what you shoot in competition. In other words, you donít want to practice with a 1325 fps 7/8 load and compete with an 1145 fps 1 1/8 ounce load. I often practice singles with 1200 fps 7/8 or 1 ounce loads and then compete with the 1145 fps 1 1/8ís.

John is exactly correct Bob. Trap Shooting in my humble opinion is a game of consistency. The same goes for your loads...............I personally prefer shooting the same shells in practice as well as competitively. I hope you do well with your SBT. They are fantastic guns.


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Thanks for the pictures. It looks like a nice one.

I have had one for a few years. Being it's current caretaker, I bring it out on nice sunny days to shoot a few rounds at a local club. Maybe I'm being over protective but the gun is older than I am, so it deserves my respect.

I shoot 1 1/8 oz. AA's at 1145 fps. The recoil is minimal and the gun eats them like a free lunch. It shoots as well or better for me than any of my modern guns and the name of one of them starts with a K.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine.
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