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Author Topic: TSS chokes - something special about them?  (Read 5427 times)

Offline 2eagles

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TSS chokes - something special about them?
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:24:50 PM »
What’s really special about the choke for TSS? I mean tighter for sure, well usually, but beyond that. What makes a tube a tss choke? I see a choke for Longbeard shells. Another for Hevi-shot. One that’s best for lead. I can’t help but wonder if this is a way to get more of my money.

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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 02:27:35 PM »
alot of it is marketing.   :icon_thumright:

only time we had to make a change was with the Federal FCW. 
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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 08:31:37 AM »
I have discovered that shooting TSS does not require super tight choke. when I shot it through my 12ga's I found the factory full chokes did just fine, where an Indian Creek and a TrueLock did just a tad better.  Moving to the 20 and TSS, I do use one of Williams chokes and it does very well, again super tight is not required to produce superior patterns.   I have a SX3 long Beard that produces great patterns with the factory choke.  I guess it is all depends on the hunter.. 
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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 09:48:24 AM »
What’s really special about the choke for TSS?

I wondered the same thing after picking up a sa-459 and looking at choke options.

A good example, as many like the Carlson's Ext. Turkey .575 for TSS #7 0r 9's, but Carlson's site recommends the TSS  Choke .555  Where they claim they already did the work for you and this is the best option for TSS 7 0r 9's? Knowing many like the cheap .575, the more expensive .555 seems awful tight?

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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 07:22:01 PM »
What’s really special about the choke for TSS?

I wondered the same thing after picking up a sa-459 and looking at choke options.

A good example, as many like the Carlson's Ext. Turkey .575 for TSS #7 0r 9's, but Carlson's site recommends the TSS  Choke .555  Where they claim they already did the work for you and this is the best option for TSS 7 0r 9's? Knowing many like the cheap .575, the more expensive .555 seems awful tight?

I have an SA459 and my choke is a IC 562.  Throws a nice even pattern with 9 hand loads.  I could see where the 555 might be a good choice if you like a “hot core” pattern.   I tried a Carlson 575 and it wasn’t even close to throwing a tight enough pattern for me.   Just points to the fact that every gun shoots a little different. 


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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 07:53:01 PM »
What’s really special about the choke for TSS?

I wondered the same thing after picking up a sa-459 and looking at choke options.

A good example, as many like the Carlson's Ext. Turkey .575 for TSS #7 0r 9's, but Carlson's site recommends the TSS  Choke .555  Where they claim they already did the work for you and this is the best option for TSS 7 0r 9's? Knowing many like the cheap .575, the more expensive .555 seems awful tight? 
The Federal TSS loads like a tighter choke due to the Flight Control Flex Wad.  Their 12 gauge TSS choke is a .640.

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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 03:00:51 PM »
What’s really special about the choke for TSS?

I wondered the same thing after picking up a sa-459 and looking at choke options.

A good example, as many like the Carlson's Ext. Turkey .575 for TSS #7 0r 9's, but Carlson's site recommends the TSS  Choke .555  Where they claim they already did the work for you and this is the best option for TSS 7 0r 9's? Knowing many like the cheap .575, the more expensive .555 seems awful tight? 
The Federal TSS loads like a tighter choke due to the Flight Control Flex Wad.  Their 12 gauge TSS choke is a .640.


I thought, and I don’t know very darn much, the whole point of the flight control wad was to keep the pattern tighter at longer distances, so why the need for a tighter choke??

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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 10:40:18 PM »
With tss about any choke works as long as you don't over choke it.  Now some will work better.  I shoot a Jebs .665 and I can get tighter patterns with a tighter choke but I'm 320-350/10" so I see no need to.
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Re: TSS chokes - something special about them?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 10:53:24 PM »
I shoot a jellyhead. 660 and it's almost too tight inside 25. That tss choke is .640 that's crazy tight out of my rig
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