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Re: TSS shot [Re: BuckMink] #6831622
04/05/20 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckMink
what happened with the famous heavy shot.. does no one use it now? suppose to outperform steel and shoot like led for at least waterfowl... turkey?

guys i know take long shots ALOT with waterfowl for whatever reason... anyone ever try that for turkey?

tss out preforms hevi


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Re: TSS shot [Re: skippyturtle] #6831648
04/05/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by skippyturtle
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
$8????
Three of us got together and loaded our own for our 20ga. Think it came out less than $1 a shell. Guaranteed floppage at 0-50. With that being said, most of my shots are at 25-35. Too close and Iím afraid Iíll miss. My gun is set up with a more open pattern just in case they sneak in close.

i doubt you loaded tss for less than a dollar a shell. its $50 a pound for the shot.

Originally Posted by Law Dog
A lot of States require steel shot on public lands some of the shot size restrictions might be for less damage in places people shoot each other more then a bird thing maybe.


tss is a nontoxic shot so should be legal in those areas


Weíve been shooting TSS long before it was cool or even thought about on the market...and yes, you are correct it $1.87 a shell, went back and checked my notes. Iíve got enough to last my lifetime and thatís hunting multiple states each year (except this one) with an average of about 8 birds a year. And if I ever run out we still have some TSS to load some more.
TSS shines in smaller gauges. Iíd never use it in a 12ga and Iíd never haul a 12ga around chasing turkey ever again anyways. #9 TSS in a 20ga is a deadly load.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6831953
04/06/20 06:44 AM
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I'm shooting Apex Ninja 9.5s in my Winchester model 42 410 this year and it's deadly. I'd never shoot past 40 yards with it but inside of 40 it's nasty on paper and nasty on the gobblers. I also shot Apex in my 16 ga the past 2 years and it shoots very well too. Both the 16 and 410 are smooth bore full choke barrels.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832053
04/06/20 08:36 AM
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Picked up a box of 12ga 3.5" TSS when Gander Mountain was going out of business, paid $8. Should have bought all of the boxes they had and I owuld have been set fr life.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832117
04/06/20 09:32 AM
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Over the years I think most of the Turkeys I have shot I could have been using a 1 oz trap load instead of a Turkey load. Inside 25 yards with a tight choke and small sized shot BOOM DEAD

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832125
04/06/20 09:43 AM
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I had a buddy give me a TSS 7 to try. It killed just as good as my Winchester LongBeard XR 6s, so they must a be good load. smile

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832160
04/06/20 10:23 AM
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If you are hunting multiple states or only yours with limited time I'd say absolutely worth it. As with most threads to each their own and its not necessarily wrong if you choose to do something someone else thinks
is a stupid way to do it. I am not one to get caught up in the latest and greatest but I switched to a Indian Creek choke tube and TSS shot. If I can extend my kill range (which it did) I am going to do it, kill my birds and
move on to the next bird while some may be waiting for that magical distance.


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Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832223
04/06/20 11:38 AM
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Haven't heard 1 person say they don't extend range or penetrate well... definitely not a gimmick IMO... just pricey as all get out. I liked the comparison between TSS and a broadhead and arrow that was made earlier on prices.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832228
04/06/20 11:43 AM
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2 3/4 hi brass lead 6's been working for over 40 yrs,
why should I change?
bigger/more isn't always better


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Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832249
04/06/20 12:02 PM
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No one said you should change. And yes, it's better. It's not even a question.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832271
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Stunning to see #4 buck mentioned in a turkey thread.


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Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832287
04/06/20 12:52 PM
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No more shocking than the fella swearing by #2 steel shot! But at 15 yds, a good BB gun should do the trick.


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Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6832313
04/06/20 01:17 PM
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I am with traprjohn on this #6 high bass black Remington for me.....jk


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Re: TSS shot [Re: bass10] #6832626
04/06/20 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bass10
If you are hunting multiple states or only yours with limited time I'd say absolutely worth it. As with most threads to each their own and its not necessarily wrong if you choose to do something someone else thinks
is a stupid way to do it. I am not one to get caught up in the latest and greatest but I switched to a Indian Creek choke tube and TSS shot. If I can extend my kill range (which it did) I am going to do it, kill my birds and
move on to the next bird while some may be waiting for that magical distance.

Spot on. When im travelling hunting pressured public land gobblers. No time to full around. I gotta move product. I go big or I stay home. 3.5 out of a well used 835 ultimag


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Re: TSS shot [Re: B. Shope] #6835534
04/09/20 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by B. Shope
Originally Posted by bass10
If you are hunting multiple states or only yours with limited time I'd say absolutely worth it. As with most threads to each their own and its not necessarily wrong if you choose to do something someone else thinks
is a stupid way to do it. I am not one to get caught up in the latest and greatest but I switched to a Indian Creek choke tube and TSS shot. If I can extend my kill range (which it did) I am going to do it, kill my birds and
move on to the next bird while some may be waiting for that magical distance.

Spot on. When im travelling hunting pressured public land gobblers. No time to full around. I gotta move product. I go big or I stay home. 3.5 out of a well used 835 ultimag


Agree with both of you all.
Big difference hunting high population or unpressured or backyard birds VS hearing one a day pressured public land turkeys far from home. Iíve hunted tough turkeys in the western U.S., but the toughest turkeys are in the Southeastern U.S. as a general rule.

Re: TSS shot [Re: coop] #6836024
04/09/20 04:44 PM
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Talked myself into a box of TSS... 20 gauge Browning 3" - 1 1/2oz. - 7 & 9 Duplex load... $36.99 (ouch). At least I get a "free" Thermacell if I send in $3.95 S&H. I've whizzed away $$$ before, sure I will again.... hoping for a legit 50 yd killing pattern.

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