Cold, snow, and a finite supply of ammo limited the amount of pattern testing I was able to conduct. Still, it quickly became evident that these new long-range chokes and loads, especially TSS, shoot extremely tight patterns. The best pattern registered 105 head and neck hits using my Browning Maxus, Carlson’s TSS choke and Federal 3-inch 1 ¾-ounce TSS No. 7s at 40 yards. Primos’ TSS choke also shot exceptional patterns at that distance. While I prefer open sights, it would be wise to use a scope or red dot to place these precision patterns on target. Otherwise, if your aim is off even just a bit, you may miss at closer ranges. If you anticipate close shots, consider using Federal’s 3rd Degree which has a more forgiving pattern.