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Federal tss turkey loads
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:08:33 PM »
I just heard about these new tungsten turkey loads from federal. They claim with these, 9 shot will perform like 5 lead but with a extremely dence pattern. However they seem pretty spending anyone going try them out. Do you think the high price is worth it. I see a lot of value for young hunters, they even have a 410 load that they claim is nearly as good as a 12 gauge with lead.

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 09:02:07 PM »
Be patterning Apex TSS 9s soon in my 20ga.


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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:05:45 PM »
A guy I know has done testing for the Apex loads and leaves his 12ga and 20ga at home now and hunts with his 28ga and 410 pretty much exclusively.


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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »
Now are these legal in Washington ? Thought I read that shot size has a limit of size 6 I thought. With this being 9 it could be a issue. Am I wrong or was it a old rule

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 02:34:19 PM »
Now are these legal in Washington ? Thought I read that shot size has a limit of size 6 I thought. With this being 9 it could be a issue. Am I wrong or was it a old rule

The restriction is the other way, nothing is allowed larger than #4.

Turkey hunters must use #4 shot or smaller (e.g., #6 shot).
https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01972/wdfw01972.pdf
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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 03:43:17 PM »
I might grab a box to see how they pattern.
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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 06:33:08 PM »
Where can you buy them, Cabela's, sportsman warehouse, Sportsman guide, natchez,others are out

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 07:46:41 PM »
Cabelas did have it I believe also try Bass Pro Shops.
TSS makes the sub guages really shine.


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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
I would suggest doing some reading on it as well. TSS does not like to be choked down like lead does.


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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 08:25:40 PM »
Anyone had any experience with them at longer ranges?  50+ yards?

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 09:30:18 PM »
Now are these legal in Washington ? Thought I read that shot size has a limit of size 6 I thought. With this being 9 it could be a issue. Am I wrong or was it a old rule

The restriction is the other way, nothing is allowed larger than #4.

Turkey hunters must use #4 shot or smaller (e.g., #6 shot).
https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01972/wdfw01972.pdf

I think Bearpaw is correct,  but just read this and it looks like the regs are backwards.

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 09:31:05 PM »
Anyone had any experience with them at longer ranges?  50+ yards?
Not me personally but Im patterning my 20 this weekend. Will be shooting Apex TSS 9 at 40yards.
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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 05:46:06 AM »
Oh !  Boy ! I could finally park my 50lbs. Super mag and go to the trusty 20 gauge ! I'm giving them a try , and I could tell the wife I lost 50lbs. ! Neet ! Can't imagine them having the hurricane effect the big 3 1/2's have but I'm trying them for sure.
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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 05:47:42 AM »
Check Cabelas a week after the season closes, they will be fully stocked to the ceiling.

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Re: Federal tss turkey loads
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 05:55:58 AM »
Now are these legal in Washington ? Thought I read that shot size has a limit of size 6 I thought. With this being 9 it could be a issue. Am I wrong or was it a old rule

The restriction is the other way, nothing is allowed larger than #4.

Turkey hunters must use #4 shot or smaller (e.g., #6 shot).
https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01972/wdfw01972.pdf

I think Bearpaw is correct,  but just read this and it looks like the regs are backwards.

Overlooking the "other than" part of the regs.  "It is illegal to use a weapon other than a shotgun shooting #4 or smaller shot..."
Other states allow rifles, pistols and maybe even large shot.  I know in Texas, there are a lot of turkeys taken with a rifle.

 

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