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Tri-Ball Buckshot scores...again! #8047480 11/12/20 02:07 AM
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The first time I took a deer with Tri-Ball:
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...uckshot-Scores!

The second time happened on 11/08/20 in beautiful Leon County, Texas. I got into the blind about 0615 CST, the same exact location where I took the first Tri-Ball Deer. I got settled in and sat there enjoying the quiet time in a location where cell phones don't work lol. At 0650 a doe and a button buck entered the clearing I was watching and grazed a little on the green parts. I readied the Benelli Supernova to take the doe that had quartered toward me. I shot, and knew my follow through was good when I saw the cloud of Precision Spherical Buffer in midair. The doe turned and ran to my left, and I could see the .60 caliber exit holes in her left side lung area so I decided not to shoot again. I heard her run about 25 yards and pile up. I waited 30 minutes then went to retrieve her. I shot the doe at a lasered 30 yards and all three .600 round balls impacted the doe with two pellets going straight through both lungs and exiting, and the third pellet entering at the shoulder knuckle, clipping the heart, traversing one lung, the liver, the intestines, and stopping in the deer's passenger side rear leg for a total penetration of about 28 inches. Field dressing showed complete devastation.

For the Gearheads:

Shotgun: Bone stock Benelli Supernova 12 Gauge with 28 inch barrel and Carlson's SS Sporting Clays .685 Extra Full Choke.

Ammunition: Handloaded copy of 3 Inch Dixie Slugs Tri-Ball Buckshot using James Gates' data posted on the Castboolits forum. Three .600 hard cast lead balls cast from a Double Cavity Lee Mold using an alloy of WDWW with 2% Tin added. Balls weigh an average of 318 grains each. The above shotgun/choke gives 2-4 inch patterns at 40 yards, 5-6 inch patterns at 50 yards, 7-8 inch patterns at 60 yards and during testing I fired 5 rounds at 70 yards and 13 of the 15 pellets stayed inside the front half of a life size deer target. Out to 70 yards I can put the front bead on the deer's heart and hit the deer in the vitals with at least 66% of the payload. Do that with 00 or 000.

Since 2017 I have fired over 100 rounds of Tri-Ball Buckshot in testing and in the taking of two whitetail deer. Every round I fire impresses me more.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr


"Whitetail Deer are extinct because of rifles with telescopes mounted on them." - My 11th Grade English Teacher
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Re: Tri-Ball Buckshot scores...again! [Re: LeonCarr] #8047609 11/12/20 03:18 AM
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It was a doe that field dressed about 90 pounds and had three .60 caliber entrance holes and two .60 caliber exit holes.

I will take a picture of the Jalapeno Cheese German Sausage when I get it back from Jarrett's Meat Service in Madisonville chef

Just my .02,
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I'll have to remember that loading data. I have 3 boxes of Dixie Tri-Ball left and now that they aren't available any more....I'll be rationing them. Probably save them for pigs. I don't shoot many of them anyway as the recoil from my lightweight shotgun is well......'generous'.

Congratulations on your deer.


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Originally Posted by flintknapper
I'll have to remember that loading data. I have 3 boxes of Dixie Tri-Ball left and now that they aren't available any more....I'll be rationing them. Probably save them for pigs. I don't shoot many of them anyway as the recoil from my lightweight shotgun is well......'generous'.

Congratulations on your deer.

Thank You Sir!

Out of the long barreled 870s and the Benelli Supernova Tri-Ball is not bad unless you shot 5-10 of them one after another. Out of my 24 inch Benelli Nova (Lighter than the Supernova) even with the gel recoil pad it is YEEHAH!

18 inch 870s and H&R single shots are just pain.

Has the Flintknapper SOCOM barked yet this year?

Just my .02,
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Originally Posted by LeonCarr
Originally Posted by flintknapper
I'll have to remember that loading data. I have 3 boxes of Dixie Tri-Ball left and now that they aren't available any more....I'll be rationing them. Probably save them for pigs. I don't shoot many of them anyway as the recoil from my lightweight shotgun is well......'generous'.

Congratulations on your deer.

Thank You Sir!

Out of the long barreled 870s and the Benelli Supernova Tri-Ball is not bad unless you shot 5-10 of them one after another. Out of my 24 inch Benelli Nova (Lighter than the Supernova) even with the gel recoil pad it is YEEHAH!

18 inch 870s and H&R single shots are just pain.

Has the Flintknapper SOCOM barked yet this year?

Just my .02,
LeonCarr


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Several times on hogs. And now that I have my buck out of the way.....I'll turn my attention back to hogs. That is really what I built it for (hogs) though I've also shot deer, coyote and bobcats with it over the years.


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Originally Posted by LeonCarr
It was a doe that field dressed about 90 pounds and had three .60 caliber entrance holes and two .60 caliber exit holes.

I will take a picture of the Jalapeno Cheese German Sausage when I get it back from Jarrett's Meat Service in Madisonville chef

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

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Just my .02,
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