TPS wads

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  1. pintail_drake2004

    pintail_drake2004 New Member

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    So in my quest to fine the perfect 10ga load, I started playing with some TPS wads. Up until now, ice mainly used Sam 1 wads. I rolled 2 different recipes i foundation using: fed hulls, fed 209, steel (37.5 & 43gr), TPS wads, 1/4" fiber fillers, and 1.5 oz shot. They crimped up nicely!
    The first one shot decent. About what the equivalent of the modified RSI recipe shoots for me in my Browning with patternmaster. A 4 shot average at 40 yards yielded a 77% average in a 30"can circle. IMG_20171204_145246.jpg

    Then the 2nd load shot a lot better in my opinion. I could tell it was a little slower by listening to the impact. But it shot a nice pattern. 4 shot average at 40 yds was 84% in a 30" circle. IMG_20171204_150459.jpg

    Ballistics gave me 4 loads using the TPS wads, but I'm always looking for other loads.
     
  2. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    As I use TPS wads along with others , I patterned my 10 ga at 50 yds because (to me) it made more sense as that's WHY I shoot a 10 ga !
    The distance and the shot size is the benefit the 10 ga shines on but I will say , your patterns do show a hunger for bigger pellets .
    There should be very little reason for missing birds with those patterns , the only question would be , will those pellets deliver enough energy ?
     
  3. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    I wouldn't use 43 grains of STEEL with the Federal 209A and the TPS wads, with those wads I was right at 1530 fps@ 11,780 psi using 43 grains STEEL and the Winchester 209 primer. Get rid of the Patternmaster using the RSI wads, the studs catch the RSI wads and ruin patterns.
    Here's 50 yards with TPS, 43 STEEL, Winchester 209 1 1/2 BBB through the .720 Terror
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  4. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Now that's what I'm talking about ! 10 ga performance in its truest form !
     
  5. baltz526

    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    I use Remington hulls with the TPS1035. Steel powder and fed209a primers. 40gr with 1 1/2oz is where I am. Probably a bit high but they shoot good.
     
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    Patterns looked good, I just don't use them as much because that load there is about maxed out velocity wise. With the RSI wads I can get 1580 fps with 1 1/2 oz, that extra bit seems to make a difference.
     
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    Your about where you should be pressure wise with the Remington hulls, I wouldn't add anymore powder for sure.
     
  8. baltz526

    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    Olive colored Remington hulls and 1 1/2oz of zink plated airgun B worked well on birds this year. Our season is done here sadly. The main area I hunt has frozen over, birds are gone. Secondary area changed the Goose season dates. No Canada geese shooting. Which was the only thing there to shoot, at this time. 5 degrees yesterday, 8 degree this morning. Enough off topic.
     

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