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Author Topic: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch  (Read 3122 times)

Offline wchadw

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fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« on: April 25, 2018, 03:55:08 PM »
Same distance at a little over 40 yards
Beretta a300 turkey 12 guage with Jebs Headhunter .655 choke
pic one is Federal TSS 3 inch #9, pic 2 is Longbeard XR 3 inch #5

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 10:03:44 PM »
The Federal TSS #9 load will pattern better with a tighter choke.

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 11:08:40 PM »
The Federal TSS #9 load will pattern better with a tighter choke.
I have a Jebs 650. May pattern it with the TSS. Probably switch to #7 shot when I shoot up the 9s


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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 07:47:04 PM »
The Federal TSS #9 load will pattern better with a tighter choke.
I have a Jebs 650. May pattern it with the TSS. Probably switch to #7 shot when I shoot up the 9s


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I wouldn't switch from TSS 9's to 7's.  TSS is a lot denser than lead and the 9's will put more shot on target.  Plenty of energy with 9's.

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 11:42:13 AM »
The Federal TSS #9 load will pattern better with a tighter choke.

Agreed and that being said what you have is a nice hunting pattern.
I would stick with the 9's also.

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 07:56:32 AM »
Only reason to shoot TSS 7s at turkeys is if the law doesn't allow 9s (based on 10 yrs experience shooting 9s)

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 10:49:00 AM »
Only reason to shoot TSS 7s at turkeys is if the law doesn't allow 9s (based on 10 yrs experience shooting 9s)

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 01:41:38 AM »
that looks about perfect at 40 yards with the TSS patttern

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 05:09:06 PM »
I found a decent price on a Kicks .665 and the pattern looks decent with XR #5. May do a little more tweaking, but it will work in A300. I considered a Jebs as well.

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 05:29:12 PM »
I found a decent price on a Kicks .665 and the pattern looks decent with XR #5. May do a little more tweaking, but it will work in A300. I considered a Jebs as well.

i liked the Jebs .655 with the #6.  i switched guns/chokes

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 08:35:37 PM »
Only reason to shoot TSS 7s at turkeys is if the law doesn't allow 9s (based on 10 yrs experience shooting 9s)
Like in Indiana which is 7 1/2.


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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 08:42:09 AM »
you cant compare with same choke. Those 5`s can get alot tighter, & are $5 cheaper a shell. Just as dead

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 09:22:49 AM »
Same distance at a little over 40 yards
Beretta a300 turkey 12 guage with Jebs Headhunter .655 choke
pic one is Federal TSS 3 inch #9, pic 2 is Longbeard XR 3 inch #5
What were your 10” pellet counts with each?


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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2019, 10:10:18 AM »
Same distance at a little over 40 yards
Beretta a300 turkey 12 guage with Jebs Headhunter .655 choke
pic one is Federal TSS 3 inch #9, pic 2 is Longbeard XR 3 inch #5
What were your 10” pellet counts with each?


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i didn't count them, but clearly there is twice as many with TSS

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Re: fed tss#9 vs. Longbeard XR#5 3 inch
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2019, 10:12:36 AM »
7s are a waste of space if 9s are legal.  You get 185 to the oz with 7s while you get 362 to the oz with 9s.  9s are plenty to kill a turkey at 40 yards.  I would hunt that pattern you have with the TSS 9s all day every day.  Good luck!

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