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I have quite the fascination for single shot pews, rifle and shotgun. I picked up the NE .410 with Fixed full barrel over the weekend for a decent deal. Will be a great small game gun, specifically for bunnies and such and maybe even turkeys. 
also put some shells together over the weekend. 
2.5” Fio 1/2oz of tss 9

I have (200) 410 3” hulls coming to load TSS for future Turkey seasons. 
Theres just something about small bore shotguns and rifles.. with the right load/projectile you really can do A lot with them. 

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2 hours ago, mowin said:

I've got a old savage single shot my dad gave my brother in the '60s and was handed down to me. Lots of small game taken with that shotgun. 

Very interested in what patterns/range you get with it.  I'd love to cary that little .410 in the turkey woods.  

I have 3 .410s setup for Turkey and a micro reflex sight. A Rossi Tuffy, 301 Stevens and an American Tactical. With a load of 9.5s it will smash a turkey at 40 yards+ every single time. Id say even 50 with most shots. I even loaded some tss 10s in a couple 410 shells and shot them, talk about nasty! Size 10 shot will kill a bird at 50 every time as well, basically the max distance when pushed 1100 fps.  If I'm doing more wood shunting than field, I take the 410, if I'm on my lease which is more open fields than woods.. i take my 20ga.  TI will drop a bird at 70 every time as well. 

Ive also switched all my turkey guns to single shots because they are so lightweight for carrying and running and gunning and so deadly. 

The Key is either having the fixed full barrel or one with threads for chokes. Otherwise you must keep shots to 25 maybe 30 yards as the pattern opens quick and the payload is not huge. 

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21 minutes ago, LET EM GROW said:

I have 3 .410s setup for Turkey and a micro reflex sight. A Rossi Tuffy, 301 Stevens and an American Tactical. With a load of 9.5s it will smash a turkey at 40 yards+ every single time. Id say even 50 with most shots. I even loaded some tss 10s in a couple 410 shells and shot them, talk about nasty! Size 10 shot will kill a bird at 50 every time as well, basically the max distance when pushed 1100 fps.  If I'm doing more wood shunting than field, I take the 410, if I'm on my lease which is more open fields than woods.. i take my 20ga.  TI will drop a bird at 70 every time as well. 

Ive also switched all my turkey guns to single shots because they are so lightweight for carrying and running and gunning and so deadly. 

The Key is either having the fixed full barrel or one with threads for chokes. Otherwise you must keep shots to 25 maybe 30 yards as the pattern opens quick and the payload is not huge. 

That's impressive.  Is #9 legal for turkey in NY now?  

I don't know what choke my .410 single has, but being from the early 60's, I would assume modified or IC. 

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18 minutes ago, mowin said:

That's impressive.  Is #9 legal for turkey in NY now?  

I don't know what choke my .410 single has, but being from the early 60's, I would assume modified or IC. 

Beginning this year we are legal to use size 9 shot as the smallest. Which I will gladly accept. 

My O/U with TSS has a huge payload and will take birds just as far as the 20ga. My 12ga on the other hand is an absolute animal with a 3.5" shell loaded with 8s or 9s or a duplex of 8x9. While patterning ad testing my 12ga a couple years ago, i put over 500 #9 pellets in a 10" circle at 35 yards. lol 

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4 minutes ago, LET EM GROW said:

Beginning this year we are legal to use size 9 shot as the smallest. Which I will gladly accept. 

My O/U with TSS has a huge payload and will take birds just as far as the 20ga. My 12ga on the other hand is an absolute animal with a 3.5" shell loaded with 8s or 9s or a duplex of 8x9. While patterning ad testing my 12ga a couple years ago, i put over 500 #9 pellets in a 10" circle at 35 yards. lol 

500!! Holy crap.  How tight was majority of the pattern, and what size choke?  I'm serious thinking about getting a 20g for turkey.  The older I get the lighter I want my gear to be. 

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15 hours ago, mowin said:

500!! Holy crap.  How tight was majority of the pattern, and what size choke?  I'm serious thinking about getting a 20g for turkey.  The older I get the lighter I want my gear to be. 

The choke is a .660 Indian creek out of my mossberg 535. ITs always been a good patterning gun, but with tungsten I couldn't believe it. Certainly overkill.. I couldn't even count all the pellet hits, I was basically counting them outside the 10" circle and subtracting. lol.  One 3.5" 2.5oz shell has roughly 900 pellets, lol. and these little tiny hard pellets, will travel 1.5" deep into ballistic gel out to 75 yards.. now add a very dense pattern to it and they will go in even farther. The 20ga with todays new tss shot is really the ideal gun, even a 28 or 410 doe snow what a phenomenal 12 ga used to do. 

My personal favorite is my stevens 301 20ga. Light weight. throws a nasty pattern of 8.5s after doing some testing and experimenting. and I will only shoot at a bird once, If i miss what looks to be cleanly, he will live till the next time.. If he's wounded then yea ill try to get another shot in him, but with Tungsten shot, it hits them so much harder than lead, a poor shot will keep them from getting away as quick. TSS literally keeps them from flapping a wing when you shoot one. they just tip right over, bang NO flop lol.

IT is expensive, but so isn't a single carbon arrow loaded up for hunting, that we may only get to use once on an animal.  

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1 hour ago, LET EM GROW said:

The choke is a .660 Indian creek out of my mossberg 535. ITs always been a good patterning gun, but with tungsten I couldn't believe it. Certainly overkill.. I couldn't even count all the pellet hits, I was basically counting them outside the 10" circle and subtracting. lol.  One 3.5" 2.5oz shell has roughly 900 pellets, lol. and these little tiny hard pellets, will travel 1.5" deep into ballistic gel out to 75 yards.. now add a very dense pattern to it and they will go in even farther. The 20ga with todays new tss shot is really the ideal gun, even a 28 or 410 doe snow what a phenomenal 12 ga used to do. 

My personal favorite is my stevens 301 20ga. Light weight. throws a nasty pattern of 8.5s after doing some testing and experimenting. and I will only shoot at a bird once, If i miss what looks to be cleanly, he will live till the next time.. If he's wounded then yea ill try to get another shot in him, but with Tungsten shot, it hits them so much harder than lead, a poor shot will keep them from getting away as quick. TSS literally keeps them from flapping a wing when you shoot one. they just tip right over, bang NO flop lol.

IT is expensive, but so isn't a single carbon arrow loaded up for hunting, that we may only get to use once on an animal.  

Truly impressive results.  I've only been shooting tss for 3 yrs, but had a stash of Remington hevishot  and always had fantastic results.  

Now I'm really wanting a 20g pump. 

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1 hour ago, mowin said:

Truly impressive results.  I've only been shooting tss for 3 yrs, but had a stash of Remington hevishot  and always had fantastic results.  

Now I'm really wanting a 20g pump. 

Do it, you wont regret it! I have too many turkey guns, and turkey loads stashed. Idk why  I collect everything Turkey lol 

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