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Offline Russ McDonald

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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2022, 07:10:36 PM »
When your using a .410 absolutely.  I have TSS in 12 and 20 ga but I bought them when they were cheap.

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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2022, 12:04:49 PM »
PSA - got an email from Apex ammo and they have quite a bit of TSS in stock right now. NOW is the time to buy for spring turkey ammo. get it now and not the last minute.. buy bulk and have a few years in reserve~! i think thru Apex, after a certain $ they ship free and discount the bulk .   Happy Turkey day!
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2023, 11:17:35 AM »
For those asking why TSS over standard high brass lead loads...yes, both kill turkeys out to a certain range, but if you have ever "peppered" a turkey with lead and watch it run/fly away then you will figure out why TSS is better for turkey hunting. Tungsten is 1.6 time denser (heavier) than lead, which means you can shoot size 9 TSS and hit just as hard as #6 lead...the pellet count is where it is at. 1 ounce of #6 shot is about 225 pellets, but 1 ounce of #9 shot is 585 pellets...which means you have 360 more chances to put one pellet in the brain.

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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2023, 04:35:50 PM »
Although this is a turkey thread. I use my success with different birds to show why I love TSS with the 410. This shooting is my turkey load but also a duck and goose load I use. Have had amazing success with reloading tss after learning everything about it. This is results from a pattern at 25 yards in an 8x8 inch square. And a pic of results on mallards. Every goose I have shot this season has been hammered with #9s. Just ordered #7s to try for geese for fun but will stick to #9 for turkey.  Again this is results when using modified and improved cylinder choke. Again this season for watefowl have not lost one cripple. Unfortunetely didn't make it this season on turkey.
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2023, 04:40:59 PM »
Also a little bit of info I dug up about tss vs other shot.
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2023, 05:06:32 PM »
I run the BOSS TOM shells...ive tried about every turkey load out there and I really like these they pattern well in my shotgun and are deadly on turkeys! I use them on ducks as well no more cripples!!!
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2023, 06:55:42 AM »
Also a little bit of info I dug up about tss vs other shot.

exactly the argument i have had on many occasions with the die hards that say it is too expensive. "i do just fine with lead" or "let them get in closer" are standard replies. They dont even blink when they spend time, gas, gear and guns even private property pay to play money with no problem but pencil sharpen on ammo.. really makes no sense to me to not want to use "best tech out there".. harder to choke down for waterfowl at the burn rate of ammo and they make blends accordingly. but again, its small potatoes in the big picture with the limited times around the sun we get here. does it work better? absolutely. necessary? no. worth every penny?  yes.   has zero to do with shooting at game further for me but knowing that i have done all i can to tip the scale in my favor.

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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2023, 07:38:17 AM »
Also a little bit of info I dug up about tss vs other shot.

That is some great info.

Thank you for sharing. 
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2023, 09:23:37 AM »
I'll probably just buy grandslams ,if I can find them.
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Re: Ammunition for turkeys
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2023, 10:57:17 AM »
I bought some 20ga Apex TSS last year and never used them, shooting my birds with conventional pheasant loads instead. I did this because I love to hunt with my ancient shotguns and I don't want to run the risk of harming a 100+ year old full choke barrel. And yes, I have "done just fine with lead" at ranges from 25-39 yards over the past few years. That said I know the TSS has an advantage in certain situations. Most of my hunting is done in forested areas where ranges seldom go beyond 40 yards, but in some areas I'd like to hunt there is a possibility of longer ranges, and that's where I would expect the TSS to shine, from all that I've heard. I do have one modern gun with a turkey specific choke and I'm looking forward to trying the TSS this season.

 


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