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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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wad petal numbers = what pattern?

I shoot 12 ga 7/8 oz of #8 shot for trap. The wad I use are CB 0178-12 with a 4 petal configuration. If I were to use a wad with an 8 petal configuration what effect would the increase in petals have on the shot pattern? I understand that I should pattern the gun for a definitive answer but I am hoping some folks with experience in this will respond.

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There was just a discussion about this topic recently on Trapshooters. If I remember correctly some guys did comparisons and there was no difference.

Here is the link: 4 petal vs. 8 petal wads | Trap Shooters Forum
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Thanks Dogface; outstanding information. I think I am going to stay with what I now shoot. 4 petal / 8 petal / relative barometric pressure / Coriolis Effect not withstanding.


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4 petal / 8 petal / relative barometric pressure / Coriolis Effect not withstanding.
Boy your complicating it. I'm happy if my shells go bang.
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