Verdict on TSS

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

  1. ky.longbeard

    ky.longbeard 10 pointer

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    My son did that for your sis !
     
  2. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Ok only time we have met was one day I took a shortcut back towards the house from the big field and you were sitting in the edge of the woods across the ditch...Right ? Or was that someone that didn't belong there ?
     
  3. ky.longbeard

    ky.longbeard 10 pointer

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    Who knows !! I was sitting on top of the hill one day and had my decoys out in the field and was just soft calling. I heard a rustling in the leaves behind me ,so I eased my head around and these two boys were stalking my decoys with guns up. So I hollered out ....hello gentleman !! I thought they were gonna mess their pants!
     
  4. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I can say other than seeing your son and maybe you that one day in all the times I hunted there was it. (I didn't know anyone else was out there that day and walked up on a guy against a tree) Well other than Robbie and My bear hunting buddy I brought down from Indiana the year David passed for a 5 day hunt. I tagged out on first and second day. My buddy chased them turkeys for 5 days and only killed one. He didn't want any help for some reason. I offer he refused. David was funny he wanted me to kill a cow, the only time I was bowhunting deer on that place. One he called Blacky that was a escape artist and would lead all the other cows away and he would have to go chase them back in the pasture. He said you kill him and we will drag him out and cut him up and eat his sorry ass. I never ran across Blacky so he was safe from me. Have not raised any cows in your utility room have you like Sis did...? LOL.
     
  5. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 8 pointer

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    Picked up two boxes Saturday for the 20 gauge. They call it 3rd degree. I’m gonna get the gun out sometime this week and see what it will do with different chokes
     
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  6. KY-WYWaterfowler

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    Post the results when you get a chance. I bought a Benelli M2 20 ga in 2018, I'm debating on which loads to get.
     
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  7. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    Went down to Whittaker Guns yesterday and picked up another 20 for this season. This one is an 870 compact in the new Realtree Timber pattern. Topped it with a Weaver Micro Dot and added a Carlson's TSS tube. We'll see how it does on paper one day this week ttg1.jpg ttg2.jpg ttg3.jpg ttg4.jpg
     
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  8. 1badDart

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    I see some guys shooting this new shot in old guns, so it's okay and won't harm the barrels? If so I may try to find some shells or at least shot and load some for one of my 410s.
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    man i spend a lot of money on "stuff", but i just don't see the need to spend $30/box of shells when the $15 box will do everything i want out to 40-45 yds..
     
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  10. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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    This is the question I have as well.
     
  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    I shot some TSS in my old Stevens 311. Miced the chokes before and after 12 rounds from each barrel. Same .690 on both sides as before. No barrel bulge. Didn't hurt a thing
     
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  12. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 8 pointer

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    Let us know how that 3rd degree tss patterns. I can buy that at my local Walmart in 20 gauge for when my wife hunts with me. I do need to buy some 20 gauge shells.
     
  13. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 8 pointer

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    Walmart has the 3rd degree tss for $15 and some change.
     
  14. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    Only a small%of TSS in 3rd degree. Lead, and flightstopper steel make up the bulk.
     
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  15. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    Will do. Not expecting super tight patterns with it. The folks at Federal are pushing it as a great load for kids. They claim the flightstopper and lead will open up quickly, and that there is enough TSS to hold a killing pattern at a little distance. If it does what they say, it should be really good for excited kids prone to sending a baseball sized wad of shot just over a close in bird's head. I've long maintained that to much choke saves turkey's lives when it comes to young hunters.
     
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