Reloading TSS / Tungsten vs Hevi shot

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  1. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    Now that looks like fun maybe I'll try TSS in one of my sub-guns and go bismuth in my 12 or heavy 13 or one of the ITX shots might help since I'm usually shooting an over and under and don't have to worry about the third throw away shot
     
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    I did wing 1 goose and had to shoot it with another shot. 2 shells were a swing and a miss. The guy I bought the TSS from suggested I try #8 for the pattern density for a 13/16's ounce load. Its a small pattern but a wicked one - when on target. 3 of the geese were DOA in the air. No flopping around on the ground. Just plain dead. I was quite surprised with the killing power of those little pellets. I have some #9 shot loaded for the 410 that I want to try out this fall.

    With TSS I wouldn't think a guy would need to load more than a 1 ounce load with #7 shot. Bigger payload is not needed and its to expensive.
     
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    I've got an old A5 mag 20, that I'd like to try some out of. What would be the shot size and load size for 3" 20 gauge? The gun has a Carlson flush mount modified in the barrel.
     
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    You won't need a 3" hull. TSS is so dense that it takes up little space. It would take a lot of filler the fill up the hull.
    Apex Ammunition sells TSS & loaded shells. I've bought TSS from Toasty on here. And from Hal (Hawglips) over on duckhunting chat. If you buy from Hal he will share some loading data. Both guys are great to deal with.
     
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    TSS vs Hevishot is about like Hevishot vs Steel. Huge difference in performance.

    Here's a note I got from a guy the other day:
     

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