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Fishing pole along too ? 

No time in between. And back at it again tomorrow, 5am wake up


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Friend scored a few cases of these and selling me a bunch. Got em cheap too. They patterned better in my 12 than the new version tss. Maybe someday daughter can shoot one lol. e8cceb4f7b8811c5757865c24d21ebff.jpg


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18 minutes ago, turkeyfeathers said:

Friend scored a few cases of these and selling me a bunch. Got em cheap too. They patterned better in my 12 than the new version tss. Maybe someday daughter can shoot one lol. e8cceb4f7b8811c5757865c24d21ebff.jpg


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Wait, you actually buy new ammo for hunting turkey.  I have had the same ammo for 4 years now.  lol

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2 hours ago, moog5050 said:

Wait, you actually buy new ammo for hunting turkey.  I have had the same ammo for 4 years now.  lol

Doesnt sound crazy to me. I usually shoot until they stop flopping around. Not unusual to reload 2 times. All said and done 9 shells. 

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33 minutes ago, whaler said:

Doesnt sound crazy to me. I usually shoot until they stop flopping around. Not unusual to reload 2 times. All said and done 9 shells. 

I could hunt turkey the next 25yrs and pretty sure my one box of shells will last!

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13 minutes ago, moog5050 said:

I could hunt turkey the next 25yrs and pretty sure my one box of shells will last!

The way turkey hunting has gone for me lately, no need for new ammo purchases on my end either!

And moog, hope you don't continue to save ammo on coyotes too!  With that new fancy rig!!  Let Em Rip!

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Friend scored a few cases of these and selling me a bunch. Got em cheap too. They patterned better in my 12 than the new version tss. Maybe someday daughter can shoot one lol. e8cceb4f7b8811c5757865c24d21ebff.jpg&key=8a6046ef8b52f059edf64fefa39747bd3e0453b1f8a15dbf44154c71cff4dc26


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Nice! I prefer the 7's, but had to use the 6's in Maine this year due to the laws there. They hit like a truck. I thought about buying a few boxes from Roberts after they grabbed up all the remaining stock, but I think I will just start handloading TSS after my HW 7's run out.

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Nice! I prefer the 7's, but had to use the 6's in Maine this year due to the laws there. They hit like a truck. I thought about buying a few boxes from Roberts after they grabbed up all the remaining stock, but I think I will just start handloading TSS after my HW 7's run out.

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Did you also like the old heavyweight versus the new replacement tss ? Pattern was tighter and no gaps with the old I thought. The new are great too but did see a little difference on paper. No experience with the 20 loads on birds yet but one of the 2 birds this year ( 30 yards ) barely flopped The other at 18 was XR 5’s And was equally dead I’m curious what a 3.5” load of 9’s ( although illegal in ny ) would look like on a splatter turkey target.


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13 minutes ago, turkeyfeathers said:


Did you also like the old heavyweight versus the new replacement tss ? Pattern was tighter and no gaps with the old I thought. The new are great too but did see a little difference on paper. No experience with the 20 loads on birds yet but one of the 2 birds this year ( 30 yards ) barely flopped The other at 18 was XR 5’s And was equally dead I’m curious what a 3.5” load of 9’s ( although illegal in ny ) would look like on a splatter turkey target.


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I did a 12ga 3" handload 2.25oz of 8s for my 535. i didnt buy any specialty choke for it. Tested it with the factory xxfull 670 and an undertaker 665 i had in another gun. It was an awesome hunting pattern and not super tight. If I remember right it was around 320 in 10" @ 40 and about a little higher outside the 10" wasnt too much of a difference between the chokes. With the 665 doing a tad better than the 670. If i load anymore for that it will probably be 7s or bigger for coyotes. Turkeys with a 20ga is fun! lol   

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Did you also like the old heavyweight versus the new replacement tss ? Pattern was tighter and no gaps with the old I thought. The new are great too but did see a little difference on paper. No experience with the 20 loads on birds yet but one of the 2 birds this year ( 30 yards ) barely flopped The other at 18 was XR 5’s And was equally dead I’m curious what a 3.5” load of 9’s ( although illegal in ny ) would look like on a splatter turkey target.


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I haven't personally shot the Federal TSS loads yet, but I haven't been all that impressed with the numbers I've seen other guys put up compared to what they should be capable of. My gun will put up 180+ with HW 7's, most examples I've seen with the Fed TSS 9's are only around 220 or so. Good handloads of TSS 9 will be close to, or over, 300. It may just take a choke maker figuring out the sweet spot for the new Federal wad, but if I'm spending that much on shells I'll just load my own for maximum performance.

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1 hour ago, Bill Schmidt said:

Hope next Spring, I hear alot more of what members will see in this pic.   

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I agree.  Like the caption too... 

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