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Blended Shot
« on: February 08, 2024, 10:12:23 AM »
I purchased some blended TSS a while back, mainly because ammo offerings at the time were limited.  What’s the point of having blended TSS sizes?  A balance between hard-hitting penetration and more shot in the pattern.  Does the larger shot provide a little more effective distance? 


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Re: Blended Shot
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 10:52:56 AM »
Some claim blends pattern tighter, large shot on top of small shot, placing the small shot on top would open the pattern.

I have been considering an 8.5 and 9.5 blend.

As far as hard hitting anything smaller than 9 the pattern is likely to fall apart before the effective penetration basically.

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Re: Blended Shot
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 03:47:41 PM »
Anything larger than 9 I meant.


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Re: Blended Shot
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2024, 05:58:08 PM »
Testing shows 9s from a 20ga are a lethal setup just beyond 70yds. That's where the energy becomes insufficient and the pattern is less than 100 in a 10" circle.

Duplexes can be neat i guess.  Just IMO no reason to run anything other than straight 9s.