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I am wanting to do a little experimenting with the tungsten super shot (handloading)

Yes, I know, it is high dollar, but I would just like to try it out for performance.

Does anyone know of a supplier of this "shot"? I see where BPI offers a "tungsten iron shot", but the sizes are quite large, and I'm not sure if this is the same stuff.

I am looking for something in the #7 or preferably #8 size.


I do understand that it takes special protective wadding, such as a mylar wrap inside a steel type shot cup, or even a 20 gauge wad inside the 12 gauge steel shot cup.

Also, data for these speciality loads is terribly difficult to find.

Any and all comments/information would be very much appreciated.

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unclenick,

Yes, the density is way up there ... ie: Lets say that lead is at density value 11 or 12. From what I have read, the density of this TSS comes in at around 18. Thus, a #8 TSS pellet delivers about the same energy at 40 yards as about a #3 or #4 lead pellet Couple that with the fact that each and every pellet roundness is maintained to near perfection, and the advantage becomes even more apparent.

Of course with the higher density, there are fewer pellets in a given size than there would be with lead, but the smaller pellets more than make up for that difference.

Going from what I have read thus far, test shooters are achieving roughly 85% to 90% patterns thru Skeet and IC chokings at 40 yards!

Interesting eh?

The loads themselves top out at around 1 1/4oz. in the 2 3/4" 12 gauge hull, and recoil is reported to be quite mild.

Sources were "Shotgun World", and NWTF, so I tend not to think this info is overly hyped.

I have indeed searched a lot, but as yet, have not found a supplier.

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Folks all,

I finally found a source ... It is called Tungsten Super Shot Inc.

I had to buy it in "kit" form, and only enough in the kit to make up 10 shells, but that is ok, as all I wanted was a few for testing.

I bought 2 kits, so 20 shells total. $$$$ Yep, the two kits came to around $43 + shipping. I bought one for the 1-1/4oz load, and the other for the 1 oz load.

The 1 oz load is listed at over 1400fps with no pellet deformation!
Should be a humdinger!

The smallest pellet they had was the #7, and that is what I ordered.

Choking choice may be an issue, but I plan on going no tighter than modified, unless testing should show otherwise.

After pattern and penetration testing, I hope to have a few left over for bushy tails, but due to seasonal dates, I may have to wait till next autumn on the squirrels.

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Good Point sadsit. I too would expevt the wound chanels to run fairly straight.

Of course, certain bone and brain hits should be quite lethal.
 
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