Same here. I have heard nothing but great things about the TSS shells, but it's hard to justify the extra cost when the Long Beards have been utterly reliable at all ranges I've used them. My longest kill with the Long Beard #6 you posted about is 52 yards. That was on a 2nd bird standing further out than my initial kill during last year's Nebraska opener. That load first dropped one bird hard just past 30 yards. Then I decided to burn my second tag when the other bird lollygagged after the first shot, hanging out at 52 yards. He went down without a whimper.