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#3155580 - 02/07/13 08:44 PM TSS shot
fredfred
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Is anybody on here loading any TSS? I'd love to try some but I don't reload and don't really want to
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#3155589 - 02/07/13 08:51 PM Re: TSS shot [Re: fredfred]
Boll Weevil
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Wanting a TSS load...you and me both! Been waiting 2 years for a commercial ammo manufacturer to start offering some options.
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#3155619 - 02/07/13 09:17 PM Re: TSS shot [Re: Boll Weevil]
fredfred
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Well if somebody wants to load some I'd slit the cost with them
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#3155628 - 02/07/13 09:23 PM Re: TSS shot [Re: fredfred]
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I load a 2.5 oz. Load for 10 ga and ill probably load for 12, 16, and 20 since my buddy gave me a press and die sets for free. \:\)
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#3155631 - 02/07/13 09:24 PM Re: TSS shot [Re: Boll Weevil]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
Wanting a TSS load...you and me both! Been waiting 2 years for a commercial ammo manufacturer to start offering some options.


I think you can forget that, a 12 ga. 2 oz. Load would run about $8 each just on components not counting insurance and such. By the time they got to the retail store they would be $15 a shell


Edited by Rockhound (02/07/13 09:26 PM)
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#3155738 - 02/07/13 11:48 PM Re: TSS shot [Re: Rockhound]
Southern Sportsman
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Could someone explain TSS to me? I understand that its denser than most any other shot, but where do you get it and how long has it been around? I just recently read about it on here, and im usually pretty well versed on my turkey stuff
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#3155838 - 02/08/13 07:07 AM Re: TSS shot [Re: Southern Sportsman]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Southern Sportsman
Could someone explain TSS to me?
I "think" Hevi-13 is 20% heavier than lead.
I "think" TSS is 30% heavier than lead.

The advantage of using something heavier than lead is that smaller shot (say #7 1/2) can have the same energy/better penetration than larger shot (say #6). With these heavier than lead offerings (especially the TSS) you get denser patterns with pellets that penetrate deeper.

Some are being offered in a special size #7 shot (smaller than #6 but larger than #7 1/2) which is close to a #5 lead pellet in it's energy/penetration. Many using the TSS are going with #8 and #9 shot, claiming it's more potent than #6 lead, yet gives incrediblly dense patterns.

I "think" the commercially available Federal Heavyweight Turkey Loads are TSS, as they are advertised as being 30% heavier than lead. I bought some last year in 20 gauge. They were providing an incredible 1 1/2 ounce load of #7 shot (incredible for a 20 ga.), and it did produce an impressive pattern.

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#3155844 - 02/08/13 07:19 AM Re: TSS shot [Re: Wes Parrish]
Wes Parrish
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Biggest advantage I see to TSS is that one can use a more open choke (or less full choke), yet still have the pattern density of a tighter choke throwing lead shot, while having the advantage of a larger pattern (less likely to miss at close or any range).

Regarding readily available factory loads, IMO, anyone with a straight modified choke or full choked barrel might be better off picking up some #7 Federal Heavyweights instead of going to a tighter "turkey" choke and using lead. My 2nd choice would be the Hevi-13 in #7, 3rd choice the Hevi-13 Magnum Blends. However, note that Federal advised against using their "Heavyweights" in ported choke tubes.

If you're using a 20 ga, nothing out there even comes close to providing the performance of those 1 1/2-ounce Federal Heavyweights in #7 shot.

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#3155855 - 02/08/13 07:48 AM Re: TSS shot [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Lead= 10g/cc
Hevi=12 g/cc
Xtended range= 12g/cc
Megaweight= 13g/cc
Fed heavyweight = 15g/cc
Tss= 18g/cc

Tss is some wicked stuff a #9 pellet running 1100 fps will kill further than anyone should be shooting at a Turkey you can't shoot tss out of a regular Turkey choke because it will blow your patterns most of the time a factory full is all you need
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#3156057 - 02/08/13 10:19 AM Re: TSS shot [Re: Rockhound]
fredfred
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
I load a 2.5 oz. Load for 10 ga and ill probably load for 12, 16, and 20 since my buddy gave me a press and die sets for free. \:\)


I'm in. Figure out the cost and let me know.
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