Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

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Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

Postby Butler » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:20 am

Has any one tried loading bpi's sphere tungsten?

They have a few recipes, does the 18 differ at all from tss 18?

Is there any info on how far they penetrate effectively with 15/18 ?
I noticed the biggest they had was #7 in both the 15 and 18. Which should perform as well as a fed hevi weight and in the 18 the same as tss.
I'm really, curious about how well 1oz of #5 tss will perform on geese, guess I just can't wrap my head around using a 7.



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Re: Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

Postby paulinkansas » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:18 am

There is no difference between the 18 and the TSS 18.

As far as penetration goes, you're going to lose pattern density before you lose penetration.

#5 TSS seems a bit big for geese.



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Re: Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

Postby james.moffat » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:46 pm

I second Paul in Kansas’ comments. A lot of guys say #6 are optimal for honkers. I have experience with 6’s-8’s with TSS on honkers. 8’s will kill honkers flying away at 50 yards. I’d lean to 7.5’s or 7’s for honkers.

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Re: Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

Postby Greg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:03 pm

I started using 18g/cc #8 this past year and had very good success. Found very few pellets in birds as most passed clean through, so that's what I'll be using again this season.



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Re: Sphere tungsten 15 and 18

Postby paulinkansas » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:01 am

I used TSS #10 duplexed with steel #4 for early season. Mainly teal and wood ducks. I had no cripples. If #10 is enough for small ducks, I imagine #9 is enough for large ducks and #8 is enough for geese. #7 would be for things with 4 legs.




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