I guess that is your excellent in depth TSS coyote load test on Tungsten Super Shots.
If you don't mind could you answer a few Q,s for me.
1. What length of shell were you using in the test?
2. What size shot are you using now?
3. Are you using the same choke you were using in the test?
I purchased some shot from Hal and he also included some load data for 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells. My first 2 patterns looked very promising with 2 3/4 inch shells #2 shot and a .695 choke. I'm going to try a .680 today. Those are great picks of some pretty big coyotes. Thanks for the report and the pic,s. KK
2. Mostly #2, but #4 is deadly as well. #3 might be the sweet spot, haven't tried any yet though
3. Yes - .670 for 2's, .675 for 4's. Might be very different for a different bore diameter though. The one I'm using is .725.
Thanks for the info. I believe my bore is .726 . I have a Kicks GT .670 on order so I will be shooting a .680 today its the closest I have for now. I do have some 3s Im going to shoot today. Ill let you know how they do. Thanks again. KK
Patterns were not real great. Shot at 45 yds. with the .680 choke. The 2's were more evenly spread. had 26 in 10 inch 84 in 24" with 88 total in a 1 5/8 oz load. The 3's had a pretty good gap in the center of the pattern. It was 29/87/105 in the 1 5/8 shell. velocity was a little disappointing. Both chrono'd at just under 1100 fps out of my 24 inch barrel. Probably wait till I get the new choke in before I shoot any more. DAA Are you shooting a 1 5/8 load or 1 3/4? Thanks KK
I was coyote hunting this past weekend and had 2 fail to fire. I quit shooting them . I am using the Fiocchi 2 3/4 "primed hulls using Hals 1 5/8 oz data. The temps were in the mid teens. Have you had any problems in in lower temps. I'm thinking the Fiocchi primers may not be getting the slow burning powder lit in the low temps. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
You know, I have not had a single blooper or FTF with that load. "Yet". You are not the first person to report them though. Or the second. You make the third person I have heard having those kind of issues with that specific load.
Why I have had zero issues, I honestly have no idea. But, I haven't. Used up over ten pounds of TSS with that load, from single digit temps to temps in the 80's.
With you reporting this though, along with the others, I'm starting to feel like it must be only a matter of time before it happens to me too?
Thanks for the reply. I don't have a lot of experience reloading shot shells and was wondering if my wad seating pressure might have been the issue. The loads seam to me to crimp nice and tight. I have some Federal primed hulls on order. I'm goin to give them a try. Dumping 5$ of shot on the ground is bad enough but when that coyote goes trotting off looking over his shoulder laughing that really hurts.
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