# 9 tss max killing range?

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# 9 tss max killing range?

Post by TRKYMN6F0 » June 4th, 2013, 8:39 am

trying to figure the maximum range of tss 9's on turkeys considering 1250 fps from barrel.

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# 9 tss max killing range?

Post by BrentM » June 4th, 2013, 8:59 am

If they are coming out if the barrel at 1250, it's gonna be farther than you would feel good about shooting at one.

20 Gauge loads pushing them under 1100 kill them at 60 according to everybody that shoots them

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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by tubecaller10 » June 4th, 2013, 12:34 pm

TRKYMN6F0 wrote:trying to figure the maximum range of tss 9's on turkeys considering 1250 fps from barrel.
Your range is as far as you can put a killing pattern on their head and neck. That all depends on your pattern. The tighter your 10" at 40, the father you can kill. If your hitting 275 to 300 pellets at 40 in the 10" I wouldn't be afraid to shoot a longggg way with 1250 fps. :thumbup:
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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by 3toe » June 4th, 2013, 12:59 pm

They will kill cleanly far enough out there you will have to start worrying about gravity and POA vs. POI. I won't mention names but I witnessed a shot of probably 70+ yds and holding dead on the shot hit 10ft short and blew up dirt. 12ga, 3" with TSS 8x9 duplex. It was a total mistake of judging distance once we stepped it off but shows the point the POI will be different than POA out there around 70+ yds.

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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by Johndoe » June 4th, 2013, 1:28 pm

TRKYMN6F0 wrote:trying to figure the maximum range of tss 9's on turkeys considering 1250 fps from barrel.
If you keep your shots at a reasonable distance you will have no problem. No OG range limit here but say 50 is your max and you misjudge a little you will be fine. Lot more people out there shoot long shots and dont realize it. Gas line on my lease is 50yds wide. When you get a gobbler straight across its a 50yd shot. Thats a long shot. It doesn't look that long cause its wide open. But its a long shot.

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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by pedro » June 4th, 2013, 4:59 pm

Depends on your pattern density at a given range. My 20 gauge holds a nice pattern out to sixty.

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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by redarrow » June 4th, 2013, 6:54 pm

I would suggest soaking old phone books in water and shooting them . If you can penetrate an inch of wet paper you can kill a gobbler at the same yardage.As already pointed out ,be concious of poa/poi.
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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by Spuriosity » June 4th, 2013, 8:23 pm

KPY says 82 yds for 1.25" gel penetration when launched at 1250, but I certainly wouldn't shoot that far. Too much drop and wind drift, plus patterns thinning out. I look for good hunting patterns at 40 that hold up to 60.

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Re: # 9 tss max killing range?

Post by HuntSource » June 5th, 2013, 8:31 am

Spuriosity wrote:KPY says 82 yds for 1.25" gel penetration when launched at 1250, but I certainly wouldn't shoot that far. Too much drop and wind drift, plus patterns thinning out. I look for good hunting patterns at 40 that hold up to 60.
Indeed, the question isn't how far a TSS #9 will kill. Rather, it's how far can you get effective pattern densities and adequate POA/POI consistency. Moreover, the latter variable is usually the fly in the ointment.

I've been getting 100+ in the 10" out to 70yd from a 12-3-1.75 load in a variety of patterning conditions. However, things get pretty squirrelly after 60yd relative to POA/POI. The combined effects of wind, gravity, and air density after 60yd become profound and make things very interesting. Where the core is located can seemingly defy logic at extreme range.

Out of my Vincis, the POI won't vary more than 2" from POA out to 55yd even in moderate wind. In fact, to 50yd, I can almost always draw my 10" circles around my POA. From 55yd to 60yd, things start coming unraveled a bit though. That's why I've pretty much settled on 55yd as maximum with a fudge factor to 60yd. After reviewing some of my 55yd targets, a friend dubbed my main Vinci, "Double Nickel." I kinda liked the handle.

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