Turkey loads

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    Any of you turkey hunters shoot TSS loads? If so have you ever tried any 2 oz 20 gauge loads? I’m about to start loading some TSS and would really like the extra pellet count that comes with a 2 oz load. But I’ve also heard that shooting them out of a gas operated semi auto might be a bit much. Any advice/experience would be appreciated.
     
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    My buddy just switched to a 20 using the TSS #9. Outstanding patterns.... much better than my 12 gauge 3 in patterns
     
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    I believe his loads are 1 1/2 oz . I’ll have to check on that.
     
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    Thanks Ray, I watched a buddy drop one at 50 yards with 2 oz of 9 shot with a factory choke in his Winchester 20 gauge. It was a hand load. After that I was sold. I’m just wondering if I should plan for 1 5/8 oz loads for my semi auto or if the 2 oz would be OK.
     
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    I just checked.. his are in fact 1 1/2 oz number 9’s. I can’t imagine having any more pellets that that.
     
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    My buddy shoots a pump so I’m no help there. Pm coming
     
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    Out of curiosity, we shot his at 50 yds and the pattern was still great. He has an aftermarket choke but don’t recall the brand
     
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    I’m convinced, the 20 gauge and TSS is the way to go. Once I use my last box of 12 gauge Hevi-Shot I’ll end up trading for a pump 20.
     
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    There are so many out there now. Some of the more popular for TSS are Sumtoy, Indian Creek, Trulock, etc etc.
     
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    OKAY what is "TSS"
     
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    Tim nailed it. Expensive stuff but amazing results especially for those that want to or need to shoot smaller gauge shotguns. I’ve seen some legitimate 35 to 40 yard patterns using #9 out of a 410. In my opinion, I see no reason to shoot it out of a 12 gauge but many folks are opting to carry the lighter 20 gauge shooting TSS.
     
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    The TSS is wicked. Yes it is expensive. It's a great thing in my opinion. Now women and children are able to hunt and not worry about the kick of a 12 gauge.
     
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