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8.5 vs 9 tss

Started by Jake.251, February 11, 2024, 11:12:01 PM

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I went to a 1.5oz load of 9.5s in my 20 this year. I haven't shot a turkey with them yet, but man I like the pattern. Out of a .580 Sumtoy is consistently getting @ 300 in the 10" with a pattern that isn't a baseball at 20.

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Quote from: Notsoyoungturk on March 02, 2024, 09:32:41 PM
Tried some Apex Ninja 8.5 today.  Patterned better for me than the 9s I was shooting.  The pattern is the decision maker.  It will be 8.5s this year.  Shot with Indian Creek 0.555 choke at 20 and 40 yards.
Agreed both kill stone dead, its all about the pattern.
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Quote from: Greg Massey on February 29, 2024, 10:43:32 AM
Quote from: Happy on February 13, 2024, 05:57:29 PM
I prefer 8.5's if i am shooting tss. It gives me waaay more of a pattern than I need at 40, and since that's my max distance, I want them deaderer than if I shot them with #9's

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My sa20 will shoot around 300 in the 10 with 8.5