Verdict on TSS

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by ky.longbeard, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    That's what I'm saying getter done
     
  2. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    For my money, if a person is shooting a 12 gauge, stick with longbeards. With the right choke, they hold great patterns way longer than anyone needs to shoot. If you or, more importantly, a kid is shooting a 20 gauge ( I love packing a superlight 20 through the woods instead of my 12 gauge guns), then 7 bucks or so per shot isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of what I spend on hunting. The on-target results are just that much better.
     
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  3. Velvet ears

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    I put a Carlson turkey choke in my son's Benelli 20 gauge and paired it with longbeard XR ammo. Now it's a shooter. Rolled a bird up last spring at 35 yards with it.

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  4. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    #9 TSS pellets may be great. Two times more pellets to fill in the pattern.
    But, each #5 pellet (.00578 Oz. each) weighs two times the weight of #9 TSS (.0027624 Oz. each).
    At the same velocity, a #5 pellet should have twice as much down range energy as a #9 TSS.
    Right?
     
  5. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    A tss #9 weighs more than a lead #5. Or maybe not. Woulda swore I read it somewhere. I know they shoot plum thru a Tom at 40 yards
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  6. childersb24

    childersb24 6 pointer

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    According to what I came up with your right. 1 #5 lead pellet weighs 2.60 grains. 1 #9 tss pellet weighs 1.164 grains. The tss shell is all about density.
     
  7. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    What is a good super light 20
     
  8. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    They are much more dense than lead.
     
  9. Drahts

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  10. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    TC Encore, Benelli M1, Franchi Affinity, older Remington 870 that came in Mossy Oak New Break Up, Mossberg Bantam, and others.
     
  11. wv67

    wv67 10 pointer

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    The Boss Tom shells how many in a box 5 like others
     
  12. 1badDart

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    Has the fish and wildlife department removed the minimum shot size for turkey shells?
     
  13. Meatstick

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    I've only ever seen a max shot size regulation for KY (#4)
     
  14. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    This ^^^^^
     
  15. Drahts

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    I don't know, I load my own.
     

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