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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby davidees » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:17 pm

Shooting Winchester longbeard xr #5's through a mossberg 535 with an Indian Creek black diamond strike choke. Good beyond 50 yds.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby hntrpat1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:07 am

tss will cost you a crap load. and mr pat i have a couple of friends that have been doing the north american waterfowl collection with 410s using tss yes it is approved nontoxic shot. tss 7's will go through a goose a very long ways away. mind you you better go look to see how much that stuff is a lb
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby reservoirdawg » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 am

If anyone is loading any 410's with TSS then I would like to purchase some from you. Please PM if so.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby greenheadsonly » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:13 pm

I will stick with my Hevishot Turkey loads....I have never gotten the kinds of patterns
that I get with them. I am confident shooting well past 50 yards with them as well
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby deltadukman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:13 am

greenheadsonly wrote: I am confident shooting well past 50 yards with them as well



How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby Smoke68 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:03 am

reservoirdawg wrote:If anyone is loading any 410's with TSS then I would like to purchase some from you. Please PM if so.


You're going to be hard-pressed to find anyone to sell you a handloaded shell. There's a few federal laws one would have to overlook.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby Click » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 am

deltadukman wrote:
greenheadsonly wrote: I am confident shooting well past 50 yards with them as well



How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?



What is the longest acceptable shot and why?
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby deltadukman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Click wrote:
deltadukman wrote:
greenheadsonly wrote: I am confident shooting well past 50 yards with them as well



How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?



What is the longest acceptable shot and why?



I figure you're setting me up for a holier than thou argument, but I'll bite. I personally don't think shooting a turkey much further than 50 yards is very sporting. These cats trying to shoot 60-70 yards or better aren't hunting, they are getting close enough to ambush. Much like multiple decoy spreads and sitting in a ground blind(not talking about youths). The sport or art in turkey hunting is getting him close enough to fool him. I may be part of a dying kind, but I have never killed a turkey over a decoy, not one, and never shot over 50 yards. To each his own, but there are a lot of people using these rifled in shot guns as a crutch for their handicap of not knowing how to call or woodsman ship.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby JaMak84 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:46 am

deltadukman wrote:
Click wrote:
deltadukman wrote:

How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?



What is the longest acceptable shot and why?



I figure you're setting me up for a holier than thou argument, but I'll bite. I personally don't think shooting a turkey much further than 50 yards is very sporting. These cats trying to shoot 60-70 yards or better aren't hunting, they are getting close enough to ambush. Much like multiple decoy spreads and sitting in a ground blind(not talking about youths). The sport or art in turkey hunting is getting him close enough to fool him. I may be part of a dying kind, but I have never killed a turkey over a decoy, not one, and never shot over 50 yards. To each his own, but there are a lot of people using these rifled in shot guns as a crutch for their handicap of not knowing how to call or woodsman ship.

What's the turkey hunter equivalent to skybusting?
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby Click » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:49 pm

JaMak84 wrote:
deltadukman wrote:
Click wrote:

What is the longest acceptable shot and why?



I figure you're setting me up for a holier than thou argument, but I'll bite. I personally don't think shooting a turkey much further than 50 yards is very sporting. These cats trying to shoot 60-70 yards or better aren't hunting, they are getting close enough to ambush. Much like multiple decoy spreads and sitting in a ground blind(not talking about youths). The sport or art in turkey hunting is getting him close enough to fool him. I may be part of a dying kind, but I have never killed a turkey over a decoy, not one, and never shot over 50 yards. To each his own, but there are a lot of people using these rifled in shot guns as a crutch for their handicap of not knowing how to call or woodsman ship.

What's the turkey hunter equivalent to skybusting?


No set up here. I am just curious. 50 yards seems to be the standard answer. Wonder why its 50?
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby Hambone » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 am

deltadukman wrote:
Click wrote:
deltadukman wrote:

How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?



What is the longest acceptable shot and why?



I figure you're setting me up for a holier than thou argument, but I'll bite. I personally don't think shooting a turkey much further than 50 yards is very sporting. These cats trying to shoot 60-70 yards or better aren't hunting, they are getting close enough to ambush. Much like multiple decoy spreads and sitting in a ground blind(not talking about youths). The sport or art in turkey hunting is getting him close enough to fool him. I may be part of a dying kind, but I have never killed a turkey over a decoy, not one, and never shot over 50 yards. To each his own, but there are a lot of people using these rifled in shot guns as a crutch for their handicap of not knowing how to call or woodsman ship.


I agree with deltadukman 100%, except for a couple of small points. I reluctantly admit that I have killed a few turkeys with decoys, but put them away several years ago. My personal longest acceptable shot is 35 yards.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby jtdumallard » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:54 pm

I witnessed first hand this morning that at 40 yards this TSS that you all speak of does not in fact knock a turkey stone cold dead. Actually saw this bird take flight. Can't release any names of the culprit.
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby davidees » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:17 pm

deltadukman wrote:
Click wrote:
deltadukman wrote:

How confident are you in your ability to get them in closer than 50+ yards?



What is the longest acceptable shot and why?



I figure you're setting me up for a holier than thou argument, but I'll bite. I personally don't think shooting a turkey much further than 50 yards is very sporting. These cats trying to shoot 60-70 yards or better aren't hunting, they are getting close enough to ambush. Much like multiple decoy spreads and sitting in a ground blind(not talking about youths). The sport or art in turkey hunting is getting him close enough to fool him. I may be part of a dying kind, but I have never killed a turkey over a decoy, not one, and never shot over 50 yards. To each his own, but there are a lot of people using these rifled in shot guns as a crutch for their handicap of not knowing how to call or woodsman ship.


I actually agree with you on all points
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Re: Turkey Load Test

Postby reservoirdawg » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:37 am

jtdumallard wrote:I witnessed first hand this morning that at 40 yards this TSS that you all speak of does not in fact knock a turkey stone cold dead. Actually saw this bird take flight. Can't release any names of the culprit.


Sounds like a swing and a miss.

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