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for the turkey hunters in the group #210176 01/25/2021 2:06 PM
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I know several of you turkey hunt.
I have worked diligently to perfect TSS loadings in the muzzle loaders to make these guns more effective. This is after wasting about 500.00 worth of TSS.

This is where I finally settled my load workups with TSS in the muzzleloaders.
These are for the TK2000 and the Encore. What ever you do make sure you use the correct bore protecting shot cups. I had initially posted the 70gr 777 load but the velocities were just too slow to be great killers. When I finally ran them over the chronograph the TK2000 was only running about 800fps with the 70grs. I went back to the drawing board and worked up to 100grs. Slightly more open pattern but good enough for 50 yards and enough power for clean kills if you chose to shoot that far.

Load for Encore and TK2000 12gauge muzzle loaders
Velocity from Encore: 1117 feet per second
Velocity from TK2000 1060 feet per second

100 grains 777 powder
BPGS gas seal was seated on top of the powder.
TUWSBL28/CSD 100 WAD CUP was slit 4 times down to 1/4" above the floor of the cup.
20 grains of poly buffer.
2oz #8 TSS shot
1/8" felt over shot card

Notes:
1. The wad cup was coated with bore butter before seating on gas seal.
2.The shot-buffer mix was placed in the wad cup and pushed down the barrel so that the mix stayed intact.
3. After seating the felt over shot card the bore was swabbed with 777 bore butter. It made it easier to clean and it added around 40fps to the velocity.

40 yard pattern with encore. the sights were adjusted to center pattern after shooting


40 yard pattern with TK2000


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: reflex264] #210177 01/25/2021 2:18 PM
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that is an amazing shot pattern! Thank you for sharing.


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Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: gunslingerdad] #210180 01/26/2021 1:17 AM
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Those are some wicked patterns from a muzzleloader.


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Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: junebug] #210182 01/27/2021 1:07 PM
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Those would definitely do the trick.

Thanks for posting the research and results.

John

Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: jcp161] #210183 01/27/2021 5:14 PM
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I used the muzzleloader last year to take the #2 Typical eastern in the record book. He is #23 in the world and has the #6 beard by muzzleloader. Getting deeper and deeper into muzzle loading turkeys.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: reflex264] #210184 01/27/2021 7:48 PM
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congrats Sir, how big was he in pounds, spurs and beard length.


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Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: gunslingerdad] #210192 01/29/2021 10:19 PM
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"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....
Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: reflex264] #210193 01/30/2021 1:21 AM
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nice! thanks for sharing.


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Re: for the turkey hunters in the group [Re: gunslingerdad] #210201 02/01/2021 3:01 PM
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The smoke pole records have been lagging behind for years. Many more people use conventional shotguns and archery to take them. I am on a potential world record bird and If he hangs around till season and I can get him with the smoke pole it will be icing on the cake.


"A quiet hit in the right place is better than a loud miss in the wrong place followed by 10 more shots on the run"

I was a handgun hunter, when handgun wasn't cool.....

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