First TSS load

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jim-22
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First TSS load

Postby jim-22 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Very first TSS load, 1 5/8 oz of no 8 1/2. Turkey load shot with an old Auto-5 2 3/4 chamber. Choked flush at 0.68,
Shot offhand with bead sight. 22 pellets in brain/spine and 197 in 10 inch circle. Hal's formula would give 60 yd range and I am happy with that even though I did notice that others have patterned tighter. TSS is amazing. My 1 7/8 commercial lead load of no 4 would also kill but with typically only 4 pellets at that distance. Do I need this? No. is it worth i? Hell YES! Thanks, Hal.

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Re: First TSS load

Postby Fishh2o » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:46 pm

That will work! I would play around and see if you can get a pattern you like a little better. Different loads and components can make a difference. I've played with these loads and patterned them all last off season found 1 i was okay with.. Im still trying to find that one I like.


Roll with it. If you stay above 55 the wheel wont fall off.

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Re: First TSS load

Postby jim-22 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:40 am

I agree, my next test is to try an extended choke, first loosening up just a bit, and then choking down til I over-choke it.



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Re: First TSS load

Postby jim-22 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:42 am

Oh, and I am also going to back off on the payload a bit. I was shooting 500 pellets and only 200 in the circle. I may do better with a lighter load.



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Re: First TSS load

Postby jim-22 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:23 pm

Now I am getting somewhere. Loaded 1 1/4 oz of 8.5 (approx. 375 pellets), I get 100 in a 10 inch circle at 40 yd and ALL pellets in a 20 inch circle. The entire 20 inch circle is a positive kill zone. Very forgiving for shooting up to 40 yds with a very soft-kicking load. Best choke was a flush mount 0.68 in my Auto-5. The same load with T shot (30 pellets) puts 20 in a 10 inch circle at 40 yd. BTW I also did a penetration test though layers of plywood, and TSS T penetrated the same as copper plated 00 buck.



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Re: First TSS load

Postby jim-22 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:24 pm

PS the T result was with a 0.70 extended choke.



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Re: First TSS load

Postby Fishh2o » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:31 pm

:D :D :D

Nice Job! I am hoping to get some testing done in a few weeks. Im going to head to NM for turkey hunting.


Roll with it. If you stay above 55 the wheel wont fall off.


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