Senior Refuge Member
- Jan 31, 2014
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If your pattern problem is that the core of TSS is too tight and the steel is just dotted around, putting the TSS on top will just make this worse. Your best bet is to loosen the choke to create a more even steel pattern and expand the TSS core. Have you shot an Improved Cylinder?
When pattern testing I shot an initial series with cyl, imp cyl, mod and full (one shot each) to get a ballpark idea of which choke might be close to the pattern I seek. I chose the modified choke and shot 4 more with it to get a 5 shot average. I'll post the details of the cyl choke pattern next. Spoiler alert: the steel pattern is still blown up.
With regard to TSS on top, my speculation was that:
- The TSS shot was blowing up the steel pattern as it moved forward through the steel and putting it on top might allow the steel to form a normal pattern contributing more to the 30" center.
- Perhaps the TSS shot pattern was not that significantly dispersed by its interaction with the steel shot as it moved ahead of the steel and I would be able to get a 70% TSS pattern from the cylinder choke even if it the TSS was on top.