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#7016074 - 12/29/17 04:29 PM How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot
Gamblinman Offline
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With Apex, Nitro, and Federal offering factory TSS loads this spring, how many will make the switch?
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#7016768 - 12/30/17 05:43 AM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: Gamblinman]
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Not me. I bought expensive shells when I used to travel out of state for turkey hunting. Now on my place I donít shoot one unless heís in the decoys.

How much more distance are they claiming? You can get to 50-60 yards with lead if needed. The only thing I like heavier than lead for is the increased number of bbís.

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#7017195 - 12/30/17 01:53 PM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: Gamblinman]
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I'm more interested in the pattern density of the payload delivered by using smaller, and denser shot that carries equal energy as larger pellets, and not the longer range.
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#7017357 - 12/30/17 04:47 PM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: Gamblinman]
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Are you having pattern density issues? The issue with longer shots is pattern density not energy. Why worry about it if youíre not interested in getting more distance.

A side note- I currently shoot a 12 3.5 shells. Iíve been thinking about dropping to a 20 gauge. Iíd look at it if I downsize the shotgun.

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#7018503 - 12/31/17 02:35 PM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: HCHunter28]
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Originally Posted By: HCHunter28
Are you having pattern density issues? The issue with longer shots is pattern density not energy. Why worry about it if youíre not interested in getting more distance.

A side note- I currently shoot a 12 3.5 shells. Iíve been thinking about dropping to a 20 gauge. Iíd look at it if I downsize the shotgun.


No...not at all. I'm currently shooting Federal Heavyweight, but these are being discontinued in all gauges with the release of the TSS loads.
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#7019426 - 01/01/18 12:24 AM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: Gamblinman]
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I might try it. You can generally get away with a smaller shot size with W-loads and you can generally get away with tighter chokes with smaller shot. Theoretically, this is gangbusters, but we will see. It certainly wont hurt anything, it's just a matter of being worth the cost.

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#7021320 - 01/02/18 09:57 AM Re: How many will switch to Tungsten Super Shot [Re: Gamblinman]
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I switched long before TSS was the rage.

I laugh at the prices they charge. Learn to load and you too can have 1 5/8oz 20ga loads for under $5/round. up
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