TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

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TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by SKFOOTER » March 5th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Has anyone found that the 12 gauge Federal TSS #9 load requires a tighter constriction choke than the Apex or Nitro TSS loads, due to the Flight Control Wad in the Federal loads??

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by big6 » April 9th, 2018, 6:56 am

Yesterday I shot 3 patterns with Federal 12 ga 3" 9's. I used Trulock .640" made for that load, Jebs .660" and Indian Creek .665". All patterns were from a bench at 50 yards. NO significant different. Pellets count ranged from 135- 140 from all 3 chokes. I like the pattern best from the Jebs but not significant.

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by SKFOOTER » April 9th, 2018, 8:01 am

I’m getting 400+ in the 10” @ 40 yds. With those 3” Federal 9’s thru a Carlson’s.640 in my 1187.

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by hoobilly » April 9th, 2018, 8:12 am

I imagine that since the federal version of tss is softer and pliable with pliers, that it would shoot a tighter choke than say Tommy’s TSS or Apex’s

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by Spuriosity » April 9th, 2018, 8:39 am

hoobilly wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:12 am
I imagine that since the federal version of tss is softer and pliable with pliers, that it would shoot a tighter choke than say Tommy’s TSS or Apex’s
Interesting. I hadn't heard that.

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Post by Southern Sportsman » April 9th, 2018, 9:45 am

Spuriosity wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:39 am
hoobilly wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:12 am
I imagine that since the federal version of tss is softer and pliable with pliers, that it would shoot a tighter choke than say Tommy’s TSS or Apex’s
Interesting. I hadn't heard that.
Me neither. Not sure how that would be so unless they are using a different cheeper tungsten alloy?
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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by el diablo » April 9th, 2018, 9:57 am

The only thing that I have heard was that the actual wad was softer and more pliable than the old flight control wad.

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by hoobilly » April 9th, 2018, 10:15 am

Southern Sportsman wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 9:45 am
Spuriosity wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:39 am
hoobilly wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:12 am
I imagine that since the federal version of tss is softer and pliable with pliers, that it would shoot a tighter choke than say Tommy’s TSS or Apex’s
Interesting. I hadn't heard that.
Me neither. Not sure how that would be so unless they are using a different cheeper tungsten alloy?
Exactly my thoughts. Several fellows have take. The shells apart and smashed them with pliers. The tungsten were all getting will put a dent into a hammer and anvil when you hit it. 😂

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by hoobilly » April 9th, 2018, 10:16 am

Southern Sportsman wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 9:45 am
Spuriosity wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:39 am
hoobilly wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 8:12 am
I imagine that since the federal version of tss is softer and pliable with pliers, that it would shoot a tighter choke than say Tommy’s TSS or Apex’s
Interesting. I hadn't heard that.
Me neither. Not sure how that would be so unless they are using a different cheeper tungsten alloy?
Exactly my thoughts. Several fellows have take. The shells apart and smashed them with pliers. The tungsten were all getting will put a dent into a hammer and anvil when you hit it. 😂

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by willie » April 9th, 2018, 11:43 am

seems to me if you are choking a flight control wad more you are defeating the purpose of flight control wad. :dontknow:

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by SKFOOTER » April 13th, 2018, 8:20 am

willie wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 11:43 am
seems to me if you are choking a flight control wad more you are defeating the purpose of flight control wad. :dontknow:
Thats what has to be done with the 12 gauge Flight Control Wad to get decent patterns for turkey hunting.

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by ICDEDTURKES » April 13th, 2018, 8:55 am

willie wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 11:43 am
seems to me if you are choking a flight control wad more you are defeating the purpose of flight control wad. :dontknow:
I've patterned 20 g hw7 through a pile of chokes. I assume this new wad is soft like the 20 vs the 12 g was in hws. The tighter I choked my core got better.

It may sound stupid but you were trying to override the wad for better patterns.
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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by SKFOOTER » April 13th, 2018, 9:53 am

Exactly!

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by PennBirdy » April 21st, 2018, 6:37 pm

I shot my 11-87 21” barreled gun today with 3” federal #9’s and a .640 Carlson’s and was very happy with the results at 40. Not overly super tight and a smooth even pattern.

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by hoobilly » April 28th, 2018, 10:24 am

PennBirdy wrote:
April 21st, 2018, 6:37 pm
I shot my 11-87 21” barreled gun today with 3” federal #9’s and a .640 Carlson’s and was very happy with the results at 40. Not overly super tight and a smooth even pattern.
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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by PennBirdy » April 28th, 2018, 8:29 pm

http://i66.tinypic.com/35iy5hw.jpg

Shot was a touch high. Like I said, very happy with it. Just the regular Carlson’s .640. Not the new tss version. Not too into counting numbers, so not sure how many are in the 10” and 20” or whatever.

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Post by 10gaugemag » May 19th, 2018, 1:59 pm

I like it. Aim at the waddles and pound that head with shot.

No shot in the breast then!!

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Re: TIGHTER CHOKE FOR 12 GAUGE FEDERAL TSS???

Post by PennBirdy » May 19th, 2018, 8:11 pm

I did put her to work 2 weeks ago on a bird that was much further than I thought when stepped off. Watched his head roll back and rap off his back like you took a baseball bat to it. Very happy with the results. I understand why guys get very into the tss!

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