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Va Wingbone
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Which choke?

Postby Va Wingbone » Thu May 24, 2018 8:26 pm

I just sent my 1100 magnum barrel off to get shortened and threaded. I’m going to order some TSS from Hal, the barrel will be threaded to accept true choke threads so I will have to purchase new chokes, this will be my first dealings with tss, I plan to shoot 9s. Should I get a .665 Indian Creek( had great success in the past with IC and hevi shot) or a Carlson? If I go with the Carlson, which restriction for TSS 9?
Thanks,
Kevin



derbyacresbob
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Re: Which choke?

Postby derbyacresbob » Fri May 25, 2018 12:48 pm

What will you be hunting for with the TSS #9 shot and how much shot do you plan on using?

I use Carlson's Extended Sporting Clays L/M choke for ducks and geese with TSS shot and a Mod or I/M for coyotes with TSS #2, #3 and #4 TSS shot.



Va Wingbone
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Re: Which choke?

Postby Va Wingbone » Fri May 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Sorry about that, I’m a turkey hunter and 1 3/4-2oz, unless Hal thinks an 1 5/8 load in a 2 3/4” 12ga would be more than needed



derbyacresbob
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Re: Which choke?

Postby derbyacresbob » Fri May 25, 2018 3:52 pm

There is about 580 TSS #9 pellets in 1-5/8 oz, in 2 oz of lead #6 shot there is about 449 pellets.

At 1200 fps the TSS #9 shot gets 1.50" of gel penetration at 64.6 yards, at 1200 fps the lead #6 shot gets 1.50" of gel penetration at 41.1 yards.

I have had good luck with the Carlson's Blued Sporting Clays Extended chokes with my hunting shotguns.

Tru-Choke Blued Sporting Clays Choke Tubes
Carlson's Sporting Clays Choke Tubes are made from 17-4 stainless and precision machined to produce a choke tube that patterns better than standard choke tubes. These choke tubes feature a 25% larger parallel section in the choke, thus throwing more consistent patterns than conventional choke tubes. Lead, Copperplated, Nickel Hevi-Shot™, Bismuth, Tungsten or Steel Shot may be used in these choke tubes. For best results, pattern your choke tube with the specific shotshell load you will be using in the field. Different ammunition patterns differently from the same choke tube.

Tru-Choke 12 Gauge Blued Sporting Clays Choke Tubes
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Drakehammer
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Re: Which choke?Choke

Postby Drakehammer » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:48 pm

From my SBE II, I get a real serious hunting pattern that's even and dense, 625 pellets in a 20” circle @ 40 yards (laser ranged), yet forgiving inside 40 yards where most shots are taken, from a Thunderstruck Extra Full Turkey Choke.
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I got a really tight 459 pellet 10” core from an Indian Creek .665 with TSS 9s @ laser ranged 40 yards. Looks cool on paper, but can be unforgiving in the woods.
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Energy on those TSS 9s is sufficient on turkey necks and heads to 73 yards or so, but that is not a recommendation, its a performance indicator.

Most guys I’ve spoken to realize that TSS 8s may be an even better choice for 12 ga loads.
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