If they shot those last week, it was a cold one. I am a little nervous about how the turkeys are doing with all this snow and cold.
They aren’t doing well.If they shot those last week, it was a cold one. I am a little nervous about how the turkeys are doing with all this snow and cold.
I like it!Shot a lot of birds with the 28ga 1.5oz load, but just love this yildiz 410 setup that my 11 year old has been hunting with the last couple years. Decided it was time to get a bird with the 410 and committed to this gun for this season. I drilled and tapped the barrel to take a small weaver rail and added a burris fastfire 2 I had laying around. Other little mods is I put a beretta microcore recoil pad on it. At 3.6lbs with a full load of TSS, it kicks a little much for an 11 year old. The pad helps with the recoil and then I added a grovtec barrel clamp which I love for the sling. I don't carry it with the sling often, but it sure is nice to sling over shoulder when using the binos or working a box call. Got this bird with a single shot at 45 paces with 385gr TSS #9s. Typical 2 year old bird with a crappy beard and average spurs. Can't see ever packing anything else. View attachment 156253
It is not a full oz of shot, a tad over 7/8oz though. Hawglips has a bunch of loads tested with TSS in a gauges. He is the godfather of shooting TSS at turkeys and has done more to bring TSS into the mainstream than any other person. He has a load called 370nm. I dropped a couple grains in that load to reduce the recoil a bit for my youth shooters, added a couple pellets for the perfect crimp and that is what I am shooting. As part of Hawglips sharing data, we agree not to spread it around, however, I am sure if you PM him, he will help you out. Chronoed at 980 fps, which is still plenty of penetration for the range you can keep the shot together.I like it!
1 oz TSS is a pretty stout load in a .410. What do you figure your velocity is? Would you care to tell what your loads is?
I too switched over to .410 w/ TSS shot a couple years ago and also see no need to carry that big old 12 any more.
Although, I have been given a little thought to going back and giving the old black powder shotgun(BPturkeys) another bird or two. Maybe even work up a TSS load.*Note: don't try and work up TSS loads in antique BP guns, shotgun or rifles
Hum, maybe I'll work up a load for one of my BP rifles, the .54 cal might be fun and try it out on a turkey or two.