TSS and coyote loads... Advice please.

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TSS and coyote loads... Advice please.

Post by dday911 » March 24th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Hal has recommended 4's for coyotes. Seems crazy to me but I trust him. Has anyone loaded anything specifically for yotes and if so what are your findings?
I originally planned to load for my 10 gauge using the 4's but that is pricey.
I have some heavy shot bb and 2's around to duplex and save some tss in the three oz loads.
Would this be worth the trouble or would the 4's in the 20 gauge provide enough pellets and energy to keep from lugging that heavy 10 around?
The 10 load is low fps but not a concern if it works.
I'm looking to really reach out if I pack the scatter gun!
I kill 30 or so w the rifle after waterfowl season but if I could smoke a few way out there w the shotgun I may have to try!
I could pack a 12 too but I'd soon pack the 10 for that matter.

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Post by Shooter » March 24th, 2016, 6:14 pm

Been using two different loads the last few months.
20ga, 1 5/8oz straight 6s, and 12ga, 2oz of straight 5s. Both are with Turkey chokes, and both are batting a hundred so far.
All were 60yds and in though. Have not tried a super long shot yet.

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Post by Jamey » March 24th, 2016, 7:08 pm

I can tell you that 9's will flatten one stone cold dead at 45 yds. 5 or 6 should be plenty good for as far as you can keep your pattern together.
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Post by Johndoe » March 24th, 2016, 8:05 pm

I load 7/8oz #4s in 20ga. I bet good to 100yds. I know 9s are good to 50yds.
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There are no numbers on any of my clocks below 8. Then all of a sudden, 2 days before turkey season they appear. Then right after the season they disappear.
What's up with that

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Post by 01Foreman400 » March 24th, 2016, 8:50 pm

Can you use the same recipes just change the shot size?

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Post by dday911 » March 24th, 2016, 9:01 pm

Larger shot sizes tend to take up more room due to the space between shot.
At least in lead and steel. Often times you can remove a felt etc and make it fit.
On tss I'm not sure, I'm new.
Maybe someone can advise.

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Post by Shooter » March 24th, 2016, 9:38 pm

01Foreman400 wrote:Can you use the same recipes just change the shot size?
That's all I did.

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Post by hawglips » March 25th, 2016, 3:54 pm

dday911 wrote:Larger shot sizes tend to take up more room due to the space between shot.
At least in lead and steel. Often times you can remove a felt etc and make it fit.
On tss I'm not sure, I'm new.
Maybe someone can advise.
You can use the same recipes, but don't remove felt to make it fit. Just keep the volume the same.

1-1/2 oz of 4s at 1230 fps is a 100 yd yote load, if you can hit him with the core of pattern that far.

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Post by Hal4son » March 16th, 2018, 6:51 am

Hal, I just put your 20 gauge "Big 20 Stubby NC" with TSS-3 on paper @ 60 yards. I am very impressed with the pattern, your data and TSS shot.
I short dropped the load a few pellets and made it a 100 pellet offering. 17 in 10" aimpoint. Shot a little to the left but I could have put a few 10" circles that would have been similar. 84% in 30" @ 60 yards feels pretty good. Carlson Imp. Modified choke.

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Post by phutch30 » March 16th, 2018, 10:43 am

Some really good info on coyote loads here. He is getting 25 #2 tss in the 10" at 75yds

http://coyotestuff.com/tss-shot-for-coy ... ret-sauce/

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Post by Hal4son » March 18th, 2018, 11:18 am

That's a great site with really good info and incredible long range patterns.

The shown 10" circle is my aim point. It actually gets denser to the right and down. Guess I pulled the shot a little. Lower right gets 23 pellets in the 10".
I'm thrilled in any case. This is my upland hunting 20 gauge. Really cool to have a 60 yard coyote round in the pocket with the same choke I normally use to hunt pheasants and waterfowl.

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