I appreciate you dogging every thing I just bought. You didn't specify the TSS in my other thread and I don't reload and not going to start. Have zero interest in reloading.
For $30 on the choke, if it doesn't pattern good then I'm not out much. I'll sell it and look at Sumtoy. We'll see. Lot of people like the Carlson chokes.
I wasnt dogging anything at all bud and sorry if I came across like that. Inwas just trying to give you the best information I possibly could.
You will probably be fine with the Carlson. I know a few people that shoot them and they are cheaper than some of the others so if it doesnt pattern right you ain't out a whole lot of money. The reason I mentioned that about the federal TSS, say it's a 2oz load, If you cut that load open and actually measured the amount if shot you are getting jipped. I have had buddies buy it pattern it and wonder why there wasnt a lot of shot on the paper. Come to find out it was down a pretty decent amount in the actual tss in there. I know for a fact a 15/8 oz Federal TSS load only had 1 1/4oz in it and have heard other stories of the same.
In a 12ga i would probably be shooting mag blends or longbeard xr instead of paying the crazy price for tss. Tss really shines in 20 gauge and below. It allows you to throw patterns as good as a 12ga and even better usually and still be able to kill just as far. Before i switched over to the 20 i shot the 12 with longbeard and killed birds over 60 with it. I just like being able to tote a light 20ga instead of the 12.
Honestly I think you will be fine. Throw some patterns up whenever you shoot it and let us know how it did.