This seems like a silly question, but how does one toe-nail a stud to a plate with 4 8d nails according to this International Building Code fastener schedule?
You can use either 3-16d nails or 4-8d nails. As my other question (Why are 3-1/2 (16d) nails so hard to find?) points out, 16d nails are really hard to find. I'd be fine using 8d nails if they are up to snuff, but it seems like it'd be hard to fit 4 nails in one 2x4. With the 3-16d's, it's two on one side, 1 in the middle on the other, but how do you do 4 nails and not have them run into each other in a 2x4?