most expensive round of sporting clays ever

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hawglips
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most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby hawglips » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:52 am

I loaded a box of 28 ga, 3/4 oz shells loaded with TSS #12s, to see how they performed for me on a round of sporting clays. I had a box of lead 8-1/2s that I used for comparison purposes. I was shooting them through a Franchi 48-AL with the factory flush mount Improved Cylinder choke.

A couple of things stood out. First, the clays that I broke with the TSS 12s seemed to be completely pulverized. Especially the closer shots - it seemed like they just disintegrated into thin air. Second, I didn't really see any noticeable difference in how many longer shots I broke or missed.

All in all, I don't think the 12s gave any real advantage. But I will probably test it some more, and likely will try some 11s also....



derbyacresbob
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Re: most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby derbyacresbob » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:31 pm

I think you can beat that most expensive round record hawglips!

I bet that 1 oz of TSS #8 shot would work great on the Sporting Clays rabbit targets out of your 28 ga. LOL



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Re: most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby Steve390Gold » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:57 pm

I wish we could use something smaller than #9s in registered NSCA competitions, but unfortunately, they have specified only US #9, #8.5, #8, and #7.5 as legal....but shooting for fun it wont matter. :D

Got any NSCA "friendly" 12ga loads? The NSCA specifies the above shot sizes and max payload is 1-1/8oz, but fail to state if that "oz" is "FL OZ" or "WT OZ." The former would give a tremendous pellet count advantage to the TSS, the latter would still give an advantage to TSS, just not quite as much. (Ill have to bend the ear of a few advisory council guys to get a clarification....lol)



hawglips
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Re: most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby hawglips » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:39 pm

I just loaded up some 12s (28 ga) to try out on some doves this weekend. Hopefully I'll have a field test report....



derbyacresbob
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Re: most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby derbyacresbob » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:23 pm

Do your think if 10 TSS #12 pellets that go completely through a Dove, would they cause enough trauma to kill the Dove? LOL



hawglips
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Re: most expensive round of sporting clays ever

Postby hawglips » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:36 pm

derbyacresbob wrote:Do your think if 10 TSS #12 pellets that go completely through a Dove, would they cause enough trauma to kill the Dove? LOL


That's the question I hope to answer during the field test....

I figure I'll have about 1085 pellets per shell, and I'm pretty sure they will have plenty of penetration to break dove wing and neck bones out to 45yds. That's a whole bunch of pellets....




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