- Feb 18, 2014
Got a box of Winchester Longbeard shells at Walmart. Had 3" 5s and 3.5" 4s at Florence store. Better get'em before their gone.
$14 per shell? Jesus. Glad I still have some left over from last year.I saw some tss today and they were selling them for $14 per shell. Fox trot ammo that is. That is beyond crazy if u ask me.
I had a similar experience with the Longbeards. Opened the constriction with a different choke and it corrected my issue. But I have heard others complain about the resin aging. Not exactly sure of the science there.I loved the long beards but got a bad batch a few years ago that cost me a bird. Several of the shells patterned more like slugs but way off poa. Went back to the regular ol hi-velocity which is plenty for where I hunt.
I think it was a resin issue with me. It was cold that morning and my gun and shells had been in the truck overnight. I’m shooting .665 rem constriction so it’s tight but not crazy tight. Based on the hole surrounded by flyers it looked like the resin failed to completely separate. That said when they work holly cow! I wouldn’t have hesitated to shoot my 3.5 inch 5s out to 50 yards. I’ll just use my leftover long beards for coons and Chinese balloonsI had a similar experience with the Longbeards. Opened the constriction with a different choke and it corrected my issue. But I have heard others complain about the resin aging. Not exactly sure of the science there.
I know a guy that loaded his sons shotgun with tss and that little boy unloaded 3 rounds at a bird missing each shot. Expensive plinking hahaI'm a TSS guy, love them things. I would never say I won't shoot anything else cause at the price they're at then a feller may have too, lol. I look at it like $14 that's one dead turkey, so I just shoot 2 a year.