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I don’t remember any ridicule concerning guys using lead to it’s practicality back in the day. Did the mandate of steel and the acceptance of it’s limitation suddenly designate those days as steeped in unethical behavior?
Is it a matter of the cost of TSS? Marketing to dupes is a common theme, it seems.
Are guys who shot/shoot 10ga and spent/spend the extra for it in the day or now unethical? How about dekes…is dropping the cash for a bigger than average spread and using one a mark of gullibility and cheating the game?
Personally, I feel that shooting semis at ducks is quite unnecessary and the cost, maintenance and ability of one to shuck three shells faster than many can make good use of is superfluous. I won’t participate with one, eschew them and prefer pumps and O/Us…real duck guns and fair to the birds IMO. Hey ! Lookie me !
 
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The Luddite philosophy is under an extremely thin layer of veneer with some people.
 

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I don’t remember any ridicule concerning guys using lead to it’s practicality back in the day. Did the mandate of steel and the acceptance of it’s limitation suddenly designate those days as steeped in unethical behavior?
Is it a matter of the cost of TSS? Marketing to dupes is a common theme, it seems.
Are guys who shot/shoot 10ga and spent/spend the extra for it in the day or now unethical? How about dekes…is dropping the cash for a bigger than average spread and using one a mark of gullibility and cheating the game?
Personally, I feel that shooting semis at ducks is quite unnecessary and the cost, maintenance and ability of one to shuck three shells faster than many can make good use of is superfluous. I won’t participate with one, eschew them and prefer pumps and O/Us…real duck guns and fair to the birds IMO. Hey ! Lookie me !
Of guys shot 10s because they thought it killed further then yes. They don’t. They just put more pellets at the edges of the ethical range. Price is stupid. If you can shoot then TSS is the deal. If you can’t it doesn’t matter you’ll miss with anything. Guns and decoys are a different discussion. I’ve killed a bunch of birds over black milk jugs. Is that ethical, cheap, or practical? The world may never know.
 

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Of guys shot 10s because they thought it killed further then yes. They don’t. They just put more pellets at the edges of the ethical range. Price is stupid. If you can shoot then TSS is the deal. If you can’t it doesn’t matter you’ll miss with anything. Guns and decoys are a different discussion. I’ve killed a bunch of birds over black milk jugs. Is that ethical, cheap, or practical? The world may never know.

Ten will reliably kill further by maintaining pattern density while letting fly bigger pellets…heavier payload, more big pellets than a 12.
 

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Ten will reliably kill further by maintaining pattern density while letting fly bigger pellets…heavier payload, more big pellets than a 12.
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Ten will reliably kill further by maintaining pattern density while letting fly bigger pellets…heavier payload, more big pellets than a 12.
Nope. Same payload as big 12, 1-1/2 to 1-5/8 ounces. Same velocity. Same shot size. Just less recoil due to mass and better pattern due to bore size. A pellet at 1500 FPS has no idea from what it was shot. Agree with patterns being better with big pellets and that that equals a more reliable pattern at longer ranges. It’s why it shoot a 10. But just like TSS it’s not a fix for poor shooting skill. If you can’t break 80/100 at SC you prob shouldn’t be taking shots that take advantage of either TSS or a 10, unless of course you’re talking TSS in a subgauge at normal distances. I haven’t bitten that bullet yet…. I frankly don’t think i shoot well enough to pop $2 shells at ducks.
 

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I don’t remember any ridicule concerning guys using lead to it’s practicality back in the day. Did the mandate of steel and the acceptance of it’s limitation suddenly designate those days as steeped in unethical behavior?
Is it a matter of the cost of TSS? Marketing to dupes is a common theme, it seems.
Are guys who shot/shoot 10ga and spent/spend the extra for it in the day or now unethical? How about dekes…is dropping the cash for a bigger than average spread and using one a mark of gullibility and cheating the game?
Personally, I feel that shooting semis at ducks is quite unnecessary and the cost, maintenance and ability of one to shuck three shells faster than many can make good use of is superfluous. I won’t participate with one, eschew them and prefer pumps and O/Us…real duck guns and fair to the birds IMO. Hey ! Lookie me !
First of ALL , these still work as good as TSS ...and one of these really is the advantage ...
 

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Lead pellets are as subordinate to TSS as steel pellets are as subordinate to lead pellets.
 

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I have been shooting TSS out of a .410 for the last 2 years. My shot choice is #9 and have been killing ducks and geese out to 50 yards. I haven't "killed" birds like this since shooting lead back in the old days. The .410 is so light with very little recoil and fun to shoot. Almost no cripples which is the biggest difference from steel. Cripples on the water is another noticeable difference. The TSS just lays them over dead where with steel you spray the bird with shot and it keeps swimming.

#9's in my opinion are a touch small for geese but they will get the job done, I personally think #7's would be better for geese.
$2.00 per shell is expensive but what isn't in waterfowl hunting? I don't shoot more than 10 boxes per year and if I did I would spend $500.00 per season. $500.00 that has brought me the enjoyment of dropping ducks stone cold dead . I don't take long or careless shots, it is too expensive to just throw rounds to the wind.

It takes me about 30 minutes to load a box which I enjoy doing. It is kind fun to know that I loaded each round.

I have a buddy that made his debut into the .410 world yesterday. I watched him while being the only shooter drop 2 mallards and a goose. All 3 were dead when they hit the water. He is a TSS convert.
 

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