When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

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When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:54 pm

Found a couple boxes at the local hardware store. 12 ga, 3.5", 69 pellets.
Just curious.
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby mudpack » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:56 pm

Can't tell you when Remington put TT shot in their loads, but I can tell you that you might want to check the legality of using that large of a shot on waterfowl.
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall T being the largest you can use.......
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:22 pm

I called. No restriction on shot size in Michigan so long as it's non toxic. Though some of the state game areas have size limits.
Also, Oregon allowed #F when I was there.

Question is, can I keep enough pellets in the circle? Only starting with 69...
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Big10fathom out » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:15 pm

Drag out the 10 gauge and the TT’s will get done. I shoot big shot at everything from teal to specs!
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:32 pm

Big10fathom out wrote:Drag out the 10 gauge and the TT’s will get done. I shoot big shot at everything from teal to specs!


Might just do that if they dont work in the 12.
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:21 pm

Well, i stripped some of the shot and loaded a 1-5/8 oz load in the 10 (actually, 1-3/5, 703 gr.) in the 10. But it actually DIDN'T pattern the #TT as well as the 12! At least with the chokes I have.

In the 870, the best pattern was with the factory mod: 52 of 69 pellets at 50 yards. (The LM and IC got only 36 and 37 pellets in the circle, so there's another bit of recieved wisdom out the window.)

I also chrono'd three shells (9 feet from muzzle):
1331
1423
1287
avg of 1347, faster than I expected. I dont have kpy, but I assume that's fast enough to plow through a goose at 50 yards.

The last test was on passing geese. But none showed up as I stood in the back yard, so actual field results remain inconclusive.
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:06 am

mudpack wrote:Can't tell you when Remington put TT shot in their loads, but I can tell you that you might want to check the legality of using that large of a shot on waterfowl.
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall T being the largest you can use.......


Pretty sure "F" shot was outlawed in at least some states (based on old #4 buck studies)and slightly smaller "TT"s were/are an end run around that.

Could well be wrong, as BBB is as big as I went, before downsizing.
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:44 pm

Well they work. One in the neck at 45 or 50 yards passing overhead. Obviously deader than it would be if I had used #BBB.
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby Jim Atlas » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:45 pm

Wonder why that posted sideways?
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Re: When did Remington stop making #TT Nitto Steel?

Postby G64 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:07 pm

They have not made TT for over 20 years. I bought up all i could find and then started reloading them in 3 and much later in 3 1/2 inch as very fast 1 1/4 oz. Have not found anything better in steel for pass shooting snow geese. I live up north and our late season Canada geese are very tough..TT really takes care of them too as penetration is good threw fat and feathers. Bucks Run had 10 lbs bags. Patterns not very good..Use with bigger choke best with .710 extended..
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