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TSS reloading
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:15:03 AM »
Thought i would start a thread for TSS turkey reloading data/recipes and places you are getting your components. I have to date, not reloaded tss but am interested in working toward my own loading here.

Anyone out there reloading your own TSS for turkeys? This thread i would ask to remain TSS ONLY information
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Re: TSS reloading
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 07:32:42 AM »
There was a thread about this awhile back.  @Stein

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Re: TSS reloading
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 07:56:13 AM »
There was a thread about this awhile back.  @Stein

i looked for it, can we link?
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Re: TSS reloading
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 07:58:13 AM »
In this video, Dave shows how he reloads but doesn't share his exact recipe.  If you contact Hal, and purchase items from him, he will assist you with known to work recipes.  Probably quite a few recipes on Gobbler Nation too, I don't reload yet and haven't looked.



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Re: TSS reloading
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 08:23:37 AM »
There was a thread about this awhile back.  @Stein

Yeah, I had a thread about waterfowl TSS loads, can't find it either.  Search never seems to work very well for me.

The cost kept me from pursuing it, but the math is much different for turkey.

In addition to pure TSS, there seemed to be good options with blended loads, but the load data is even harder to find and wasn't a good jumping in point for a novice shotshell reloader like me.

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Re: TSS reloading
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 08:49:36 AM »
Hal has lots of info on his website tungstensupershots.  And he's great to work with on ordering TSS from.  He has a gentlemen's agreement when you buy TSS from him, he'll provide you the pressure-tested load data you need as long as you don't share it.  As he doesn't sell the data, but spent alot of money and time developing the loads and pressure testing them.   

BPI has load data on their website for TSS:  https://www.ballisticproducts.com/00bsts.pdf

The most common recipe I use is their Load ID 180911-10623.  I use it for all bird hunting pretty much, with #7 shot.   I load TSS18 from #9 up to 1B buckshot (bear loads).  And I have a large pile of recipes from Hal.  But that BPI recipe is my favorite.  I do have a 3" load from Hal that I use sometimes for turkey and for my bear loads.  I've never bothered trying that 3.5" TSS recipe as it just seems to be overkill to me. 

From a cost perspective.....on waterfowl I've learned that I take less stupid shots than I did with steel.  And I get far fewer cripples (more shot and better penetration really does help).   Loading for skeet/practice isn't really economical so I always just use factory target rounds for most of the practice. But for hunting rounds I mostly shoot TSS at everything these days (I still have a pile of steel loads that I try to shoot some of every year as well).   TSS18 is more expensive, but I get less cripples and take less stupid shots.....so for me it's only "slightly" more expensive in the aggregate.  I just use my waterfowl TSS loads for turkey and it works fine.  I just change out my chokes for a more restrictive one for turkey.

Once you get into the TSS community over on tungstensupersports and the other websites you'll find the duplexed load data, etc.  I chose not to mess with duplexing.   7/8 oz loads of #7 work on everything with wings......#1B kills everything on 4 legs.   In addition to Hal's website there are other helpful websites and knowledgeable folks out there. Dave in AZ has lots of good information and research: 

https://pipesf16.wordpress.com/range-comparison-steel-itx-hw13-tss/
https://pipesf16.wordpress.com/tsssteel-duplexing-what-sizes/



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