TSS #8 on Honkers

Open discussion on Tungsten Super Shot "TSS" Handloading.

Moderator: hawglips

User avatar
james.moffat1
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:07 pm

TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby james.moffat1 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:50 pm

Hello Hal and All,

I loaded several boxes of TSS in different sizes from 6’s up to 8’s. I’m out on vacation but my hunting partner called today and the first words out of his mouth were, 4 limits, no cripples on greater Canada’s. I asked him what shells he used and ranges on geese. He said he used the 7/8 oz., 12 gauge load of #8 TSS and ranges varied from Decoy to a few out past 50 yards and they folded. He said it’s the real deal. He shot a cylinder choke (or more appropriately, no choke). 4 hunters limited out at with 12 geese and no cripples out to 50+ yards and they folded. My buddy Bryan Long hunts every day of the Waterfowl season that ends in Y and doesn’t believe in hype or gimmicks. He was impressed. “TSS is the real deal.”

Thanks again Hal for the instruction, help with hand load info., and locating shot.

Sincerely,
JAMES



hawglips
Posts: 279
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:56 pm

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby hawglips » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks for the report James!



UPEgger
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:36 am

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby UPEgger » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 pm

Curious as to the velocity of this load?

Carl L.
Winter Quarters



User avatar
james.moffat
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:40 pm

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby james.moffat » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:12 am

Hello Carl,

The 7/8 oz, 2 3/4 inch load of #8 were running 1,400 fps. You don't need the hyper velocity speed with TSS at 18 gram per cubic centimeter. Density = retained velocity and penetration.

Sincerely,
James



hawglips
Posts: 279
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:56 pm

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby hawglips » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 am

KPY shows 2.25" penetration out to 61+ yds with 8s at that speed. 7/8 oz gives approx 220 pellets in the load.



dakotashooter2
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby dakotashooter2 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:42 pm

If I were a rich man...... dedl dedl dedl, dedl dedl dedl dedl dum. :D



UPEgger
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:36 am

Re: TSS #8 on Honkers

Postby UPEgger » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:14 pm

James; I agree that high velocity is not needed with TSS shot. I only have one high speed TSS load and that is the 3/8oz #11TSS .410 load. That is 1500fps+. Probably do not need velocity for that load but that is the recipe that Hal provided. Still playing with Mourning Dove using this load. Surprisingly effective, but LOUD. My loads for 28ga and 10ga are all around 1200-1300fps velocity.


Carl L.
Winter Quarters




Return to “TSS”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests