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Did some more bottom barrel testing today with the new Trulock .591 choke with some lead loads, a pheasant load, and a tss load

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What y’all think? I’ll keep trying different lead loads, but the TSS load looks great at 22yds. I’m not sure what I like better with the tss at 22 yds
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At 22 yards it isn’t going to matter. Outcome is going to be the same. I’d probably roll with the Trulock 591
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guesswho wrote: July 28th, 2022, 5:45 pm At 22 yards it isn’t going to matter. Outcome is going to be the same. I’d probably roll with the Trulock 591
Yeah I understand! I was thinking the same. It’ll look goofy for sure because the Trulock is so much shorter lol.

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For your "open choked" barrel and shots under 30 yards, try a load of Winchester Sporting Clays, 20 gauge ,2 3/4", 7/8 oz., 7 1/2 shot at 1,300 fps. Plenty of pellets and energy w/ a great 20" pattern out of a .590 choke tube.
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decoykrvr wrote: July 28th, 2022, 9:24 pm For your "open choked" barrel and shots under 30 yards, try a load of Winchester Sporting Clays, 20 gauge ,2 3/4", 7/8 oz., 7 1/2 shot at 1,300 fps. Plenty of pellets and energy w/ a great 20" pattern out of a .590 choke tube.
I’ll give it a whirl. I tried some #5 Remington game loads. Wasn’t impressive at all.
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I'd like to see a larger piece of paper
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franklin7x57 wrote: July 29th, 2022, 8:26 am I'd like to see a larger piece of paper
Yeah I didn’t have any backing, but most of the pattern is on the paper.
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I tried a couple Remington Shurshot heavy dove loads today and the 7.5 patterned well

1oz, 2 3/4”, #6s and #7.5.

I shot them off hand at 25 yards

Just not sure if it’s safe to shoot a dove load at 30 yards and less. The 6s weren’t too bad either.

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Have no fear about shooting a dove load inside 30 yds. A heavy trap or sporting clays load would be even better, as it will contain higher quality shot. As long as you have at least 100 in 10" you will have a dead turkey every time.
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Spuriosity wrote: August 1st, 2022, 7:12 am Have no fear about shooting a dove load inside 30 yds. A heavy trap or sporting clays load would be even better, as it will contain higher quality shot. As long as you have at least 100 in 10" you will have a dead turkey every time.
Well that’s reassuring. The joy with the O/U is the TSS will be in the top.
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Jordan121787 wrote:
Spuriosity wrote: August 1st, 2022, 7:12 am Have no fear about shooting a dove load inside 30 yds. A heavy trap or sporting clays load would be even better, as it will contain higher quality shot. As long as you have at least 100 in 10" you will have a dead turkey every time.
Well that’s reassuring. The joy with the O/U is the TSS will be in the top.
Probably only difference is the pheasant loads are nickel plated which helps improve effective distance slightly


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A friend is raving about the new Winchester Western,high antimony, 8%, Diamond Grade 20 gauge, 2 3/4", 1 oz., 1250 fps shot shells. The harder shot exhibits very little deformation even when choked down and is his "new" shell for his side by side open barrel which produces a 10" core w/ an even dense 20" at ranges from 10-35 yards.
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decoykrvr wrote: August 1st, 2022, 5:47 pm A friend is raving about the new Winchester Western,high antimony, 8%, Diamond Grade 20 gauge, 2 3/4", 1 oz., 1250 fps shot shells. The harder shot exhibits very little deformation even when choked down and is his "new" shell for his side by side open barrel which produces a 10" core w/ an even dense 20" at ranges from 10-35 yards.
Liteweight and soft on the shoulder at 1250 fps

That has to be sweet in a double gun
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decoykrvr wrote: August 1st, 2022, 5:47 pm A friend is raving about the new Winchester Western,high antimony, 8%, Diamond Grade 20 gauge, 2 3/4", 1 oz., 1250 fps shot shells. The harder shot exhibits very little deformation even when choked down and is his "new" shell for his side by side open barrel which produces a 10" core w/ an even dense 20" at ranges from 10-35 yards.
I wish I could find some of those to try!
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decoykrvr wrote: August 1st, 2022, 5:47 pm A friend is raving about the new Winchester Western,high antimony, 8%, Diamond Grade 20 gauge, 2 3/4", 1 oz., 1250 fps shot shells. The harder shot exhibits very little deformation even when choked down and is his "new" shell for his side by side open barrel which produces a 10" core w/ an even dense 20" at ranges from 10-35 yards.
Yes, those should be the bomb. Nickel plating can be helpful but is often a marketing gimmick that allows the seller to charge a high price for the shot. Nickle plated pellets are only as good as the lead pellet underneath the plating. Antimony content is the major factor in how well a pellet resists deformation. Nickel plating on a high antimony, extremely round and polished lead pellet can indeed help, but a high antimony lead pellet like those contained in the Diamond Grade Winchesters will outpattern a low antimony Ni-plated pellet every time.
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Great information, Gentlemen!
Thanks for sharing this!
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Thanks to an awesome member, I tried some Fiocchi Golden Pheasant #6s and they patterned dang good.

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Jordan121787 wrote: August 6th, 2022, 1:23 pm Thanks to an awesome member, I tried some Fiocchi Golden Pheasant #6s and they patterned dang good.

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I might have a lead on a box of these. I'll let you know if you are interested. His gun doesn't shoot 3".
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spider316 wrote: August 6th, 2022, 3:10 pm
Jordan121787 wrote: August 6th, 2022, 1:23 pm Thanks to an awesome member, I tried some Fiocchi Golden Pheasant #6s and they patterned dang good.

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I might have a lead on a box of these. I'll let you know if you are interested. His gun doesn't shoot 3".
Absolutely! I’ll gladly take it off his hands
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