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Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Neck Banded Coot, Mar 26, 2016.
Think I found this years turkey gun!
9.5 tungsten? 1.5 ounces is a whopping payload in a 28
Hard to believe but it's sooooooo mean! ( and safe)
That is a beast of a pattern. How do those compare, weight wise, with 7.5 hevi shot?
Have not shot those....
I won't after this...
Heaviest load I have for heavy 13 is 1 oz.
I tried some 4's and they were bad as expected.
Yeah, I know a guy that was shooting those tss 9.5 out of a 20ga and getting awesome patterns on paper. After he lost 4-5 birds, he opted for something with more size and kinetic energy.
By "lost" do you mean he misplaced them?
Yeah, that's what I mean!
Im just messin w Ya brother!
Im about to find out..... I didn't think I could kill em w hw 7's years back but I've bagged 10 plus w hw13 and hw15 #7 out of my 20 gauge.
I do know that looking at penetration data and what I have seen on my pattern board, they out penetrate lead and heavy by quite a bit.
I like it because I can pack the 28 w confidence. The pellet (lead, hw, or tungsten) doesn't care what gauge it came out of as long as enough pellets arrive on target with enough energy to penetrate. The penetration has been proven. The wound channel size is my only concern.
I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
The only factory load I can find w heavy 7.5 is the classic doubles load and its 5/8 oz.
That wouldn't be fair to compare.
I may be wrong but that is not even the heavy 13 in those loads. The waterfowl loadings of heavy shot today are not what they used to be weight wise.
I can buy 7.5 to reload with but wouldn't when this is available.
This is the only 20 gauge load I have patterned and it was out of my 870 youth.
This will kill em all day but I want to tighten it up just a bit.
I need to try a dif choke and it should be here this week. These were 8.5 size so a lower pellet count.
Honestly, the 28 patterns so well, and it's a joy to pack. I have never killed one w a 28 so.... It's on the bucket list.
I haven't shot at a turkey at 40 in I don't know how long... We film all of our hunts and are testing decoys so we try and get them tight and let them interact w the decoys. I won't shoot that far but based on my testing, I'm good to 50. The 30 yard numbers w the 28 are super impressive.... A man could miss if he's off by 15 inches.
i will post a new 20 gauge pic when the choke arrives.
The second pic is the 28 and 20 guns. The pattern in the background is 1 1/8 oz out the 28 using 8.5's. I mad some sight adjustments since then as well.
That load put 160 in the 10 inch even though the pattern wasn't centered.
I wouldn't want to shoot a turkey beyond 25 yards with a .28.
Dont do it then?
TSS is some awesome stuff. This is my 3rd year with the stuff. If someone is losing birds with this, it's because they missed.
Here's my 20 gauge
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I won't. Lol.