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FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:16 pm

I am in no way connected to any companies that manufacture and/or supply for sale TSS, Tungsten Super Shot. I neither acquire any subsidized pricing nor any discount of any form on the product nor am I financially or otherwise compensated for pimping the product except maybe a higher success ratio than when using steel shot.

I buy it just like everyone else at US$49.00 per pound. I happen to believe it is the best product available and I use it for waterfowl in 28 , 20 and 12 ga. If I see a need for more shot I will develop a load for my BPS 10 ga but I cannot at the present time foresee that requirement.

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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby TimeMachine » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm

uhhhhh..............ok.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby dog walker » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:38 pm

I would go broke shooting shot at 49 dollars a pound or I'd have to hunt a whole lot less. So I guess I'll stick to steel.

Lost you're almost getting to be as bad as those Hevi-pimps that lurk on every hunting forum spewing the gospel of Hevi. :yes:
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:55 pm

Thanks Dog Walker, I just wanted to set the record straight, no hidden agendas or false pretenses. TSS works in my world of severely depleted waterfowl numbers. But ironically I hunt a whole lot more than I did years ago but I fire the gun a whole lot less and get my limit usually before the day is out, rather than the old days with my limit from the first couple of morning flights. My intent is to make more people aware that there is an alternative to bigger shot, longer hulls, and faster velocities with their subsequent higher pressures, noise and recoil.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:15 pm

NICE shot 10.2gc is $28.63 lb.
ITX 13gc is 31.73 lb (purchase in 1.5lb containers)
ITX 10 gc is $21.98 lb.
E Shot 11.5 gc price about $20 lb purchased in 10lb bags
Hevi13 $32.15 lb
TSS 18 gc, $49. lb
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:23 pm

I have also used Nosler Partition hunting bullets since 1960. They too were/are "premium" priced. But I like to send the very best................ "Just as good" to me is just not good enough! Lost
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:24 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:NICE shot is $28.63 lb., I would think it would be just as good.


I've shot both and Nice doesn't even come close to TSS
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby DucknGoodTime » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:49 pm

Where can you get TSS? I havent had any luck finding a dealer.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:14 pm

DucknGoodTime wrote:Where can you get TSS? I havent had any luck finding a dealer.


Accesshga@aol.com

Hal Abbott
Access International Inc
4901 Collard Patch Lane
Garner, NC, 27529

919-662-8138

Tell him Lost sent ya! LOL

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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby TimeMachine » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:02 pm

If I am use to shooting #5 & #4 steel, what size TSS would you recommend.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby DucknGoodTime » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:29 pm

Thanks Lost!



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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:06 am

TimeMachine wrote:If I am use to shooting #5 & #4 steel, what size TSS would you recommend.


12 ga TSS #8 or #9, 3/4 to 1 oz loads using Hals data in a 2-3/4" hull yields plenty of ED along with high pellet counts for great pattern density.

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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby 1448jonboat » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:34 pm

If you normally shoot #4 or #5 steel from a 12 gauge, it seems you are probably shooting birds at close range. I'm a fan of TSS and just got my first supply of it, but wouldn't this be a waste of TSS? TSS is great at carrying energy at a distance and it is also good if you are shooting a smaller gauge that can only pattern small shot well, but I don't see where shooting birds at close range with TSS would normally be of any help.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:16 pm

The question was asked for a TSS recommendation and I gave it. The species, temperature, range, velocity, gauge, choke, 3-1/2" or 3" or 2-3/4" and a whole range of other things were never identified, it was a simple question and I gave a simple answer.

BTW I agree with your comment that TSS would not be required and a waste of money at short ranges and Steel would be the best "substitute" LOL

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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby cannon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:51 pm

Come on, lost. We all know you've got stock in that company. Stop pullin folks' legs.


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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Wed May 01, 2013 4:18 am

LOL I wish! But I was seriously thinking about trying to Import it from China however since I only shoot a few pounds a year of TSS I would have to live for another 80 odd years or so and that ain't gonna happen!!!
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby TimeMachine » Wed May 01, 2013 7:45 am

lostknife4 wrote:.......... I would have to live for another 80 odd years or so and that ain't gonna happen!!!
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Wed May 01, 2013 2:31 pm

lostknife4 wrote:LOL I wish! But I was seriously thinking about trying to Import it from China however since I only shoot a few pounds a year of TSS I would have to live for another 80 odd years or so and that ain't gonna happen!!!
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby BT Justice » Wed May 01, 2013 4:44 pm

I think he's an agent for the Chinese Tungsten cartel........... :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Wed May 01, 2013 5:31 pm

RFLMAO !!!!! I'm trying to retire not go back into another business,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but that sure sounds like what it is ~ a Cartel !

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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Thu May 02, 2013 2:54 am

:lol:
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby HCK » Fri May 03, 2013 9:12 am

I think those are cheapest ordered from china. Here finland we ordered Tss 18.5 density shot from china. But those are so over kill to duck hunting under 50 yards. My friends shoot about 80-90% 30 inch circle about 60 yards on tss 18.5 shot. :biggrin:
I tried today my 1 1/8 oz steel/itx13 duplex test load and shoot that 40 yards and that give to me 82% pattern 30 inch circle. I use ranger + wad and steel shot size 3 and itx13 is 4.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby g_maxson » Mon May 06, 2013 12:13 pm

eastcoastsoxfan wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:NICE shot is $28.63 lb., I would think it would be just as good.


I've shot both and Nice doesn't even come close to TSS


Bingo.

But for inside 30yds, Nice shot is a great waterfowl product for the price.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon May 06, 2013 12:34 pm

g_maxson wrote:
eastcoastsoxfan wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:NICE shot is $28.63 lb., I would think it would be just as good.


I've shot both and Nice doesn't even come close to TSS


Bingo.

But for inside 30yds, Nice shot is a great waterfowl product for the price.

Inside 30 just use steel, I would think NICE would be good to 50, with the appropriate size.
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Re: FWIW ~ Lost & TSS

Postby lostknife4 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 am

I agree inside 30 or 35 just use Steel but for the third shot or if they are not coming in over the deeks then TSS.
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