Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Borch

Federal heavyweight tss

Recommended Posts

Anyone trying this new load from Federal?  Super heavy, with #9 shot hitting like #5 lead.  The patterns as you might imagine, are unbelievable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

For some reason I thought there was a minimum size shot requirement. I know there one for how big of shot can be used.

 

I believe you're right.  In Minnesota, only 5, 6, 7 shot allowed?  I've been shooting the Magnum Blend Hevi-Shot (a combo of these three sizes) in my 20 ga with awesome results. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From the 2017 MN DNR web page.

 

Method of taking

Firearms

• A person may only use shotguns 20 gauge or larger, including muzzle-loading shotguns.

• Only fine shot size No. 4 and smaller diameter may be used.

• Red dot scopes and range finders are legal.

 

Do not take my word for this- Read all the rules regarding Turkey Hunts for 2017.

 

Good luck

 

Steve

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Confirming with the DNR I could be wrong but I thought legal shot size was 4,5,6 and thing else was illegal but that is jut going off my old memory . Could of changed I will know more today once I find out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The focus is to keep shot sizes smaller for Hunter safety.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MN DNR regulations only say the largest size to use is #4.   So #9 should be legal.

 

From what I have read on the turkey forums I follow where lots of guys pattern test shells, the TSS loads in #7 do not perform as well as the previously best loads (for 20 gauge) which is Federal Heavyweight #7.  Unfortunately Federal stopped making the HW shells when they switched to TSS.   The few guys who have found TSS in stock in #9 though are reporting very impressive patterns though, far superior to TSS #7.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now