New tss shot

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  1. skimerhorn

    skimerhorn Refuge Member

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    I see people are selling tss loads now. Federal has it, plus ive heard a place called apex makes good loads to. Anyboy on here use it? I use mag blend now but i heard tss is the best out there?
     
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    soiltester Elite Refuge Member

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    Watch the posts, and then P.M. the guys on here that load their own, if you're going to want to load your own. A few sell TSS loads also!!
    They made this TSS happen!!
    Way to rich for me and I'll stick to my Hevi # 5's :tu

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  3. mudhen

    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Rumor has it that Federal TSS is pretty much sold out for 2018, shipments won’t even arrive until almost April...

    Saw that Mack’s is listing Apex...

    Can’t buy Apex here in California yet in order to test...

    #9’s not legal in Nebraska, one of the states I’ll hunt this season...

    I’m sure they are great shells though...science & research seens to support their effectiveness...
     
  4. skimerhorn

    skimerhorn Refuge Member

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    I'm gonna try 3 inch #9 apex
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    I just hate Federal did away with the HW for it. My 20 loves that stuff. I stockpiled some in case it doesn't like TSS. I do want to pattern it in a little .410 I have. If I can get a 35 yard pattern out of that little gun, I'd love toting it in the woods.
     
  6. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Apex is literally $12/shot. No thanks... Even at 40, my shells (3.5 mag blends I got for 20.16/box on sale in 2016), kill the poop out of them. I don’t shoot past that anyway. To each his own.
     
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  7. skimerhorn

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    I' like to try it, just so many options. I' sure I want #9 I think? Just not sure if I want a 1.75, 2, or 2.25 oz load? Suggestions?
     
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    Are you planning on shooting far? Look up posts on here regarding small shot size and penetration at range. I’m not judging you. Just make sure you know how far you can kill them with what ya got.
     
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    I posed that penetration question on GN, because of strays, off-direct hits to the head, etc., for the small shot and was told the shot goes right through the meat.
    Then again 1 fella said his kids body shoot them and he "eats tenderly" :l
    Still stickin' wit' my Hevi #5's, a lot easier to pick out a pellet(s)on an awkward placed kill shot :tu
     
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    Looking at the info I can find, I concur with you. It seems TSS holds enough energy to get it done way on out there. So much so, penetration isn’t an issue at 1250 FPS at 100, if you know the POI vs POA at that distance. 1.5 inches of penetration in gel. Still sticking with my mag blends and 40. :yes
     

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