20 gauge 3inch 8.5 tss

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Jmunger
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20 gauge 3inch 8.5 tss

Postby Jmunger » Thu May 07, 2020 6:17 am

Wondering what wad choice for a 3 inch load of straight #8.5 tss 20 gauge. Also any Indian creek choke recommendations for a tri star setter o/u 20 gauge? Have tss ordered through Hal but wanted to get other components ordered and ready. Thanks for any info.



paulinkansas
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Re: 20 gauge 3inch 8.5 tss

Postby paulinkansas » Thu May 07, 2020 1:52 pm

I've had good results with Precision Reloading's TUPRW wad, which is very similar to Ballistic Products TPS wad. This is in 12 ga though. I imagine the results will be similar in the 20.



Greg
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Re: 20 gauge 3inch 8.5 tss

Postby Greg » Fri May 08, 2020 7:25 pm

I have had good success with the tuwsbl2024 was from precision reloading with steel duplex, turkey loads, and "buckshot" loads. All in a 2 3/4" 20ga.



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Re: 20 gauge 3inch 8.5 tss

Postby james.moffat » Tue May 12, 2020 5:02 am

I like to steer people to the guys like Hal who were the pioneers in TSS. George Trulock, founder of Trulock chokes was one of the first who figured out Small TSS SHOT, 7-9, liked even more constriction than lead or hevi-shot. I used Indian creek choke tubes until I called and had a conversation with George Trulock. On his recommendation, i purchased one of his chokes for my 12 gauge and my patterns jumped from 346 pellets(Indian creek) in a 10” circle at 40 yards, to 502. It was a heavy load, 2 1/2oz of #9 TSS, and just shy of 900 pellets, but to be putting 55% of any pattern in a 10” circle at 40 yards, was incredible to me. Small TSS likes tight constriction chokes.
I bought one of his TSS #9 chokes for my daughter in 20 ga but she lost interest in hunting and never used it. I suspect I’ll be using it in the future as I move to lighter guns and rounds. On her Remington 20 ga, the TSS Trulock choke for 9’s is running .555. The Trulock choke for 7’s is running .560. I would use those as a guideline/starting point, whoever you choose for a choke maker. Good luck!




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