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By Nick Charney    In our previous write-ups we discussed exactly what TSS is and how it's density relates to performance. In this piece, we will talk about velocity and its relationship to shotshell pellets.  Are the speed numbers on a box just a marketing scheme or do they actually mean something? In essence, how fast is fast enough?    It is important to state just why we care so much about velocity and its relationship to shotshell pellets. We have all seen it, ammunition and archery companies are trying to throw a bullet or arrow the fastest it...

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By: Nick Charney   The latest rave of popularity in the Shotshell world over the past couple of years has been the increasing use of Tungsten Super Shot. Most commonly referred to as “TSS,” which refers to a high-density alloy composed of 95% or more of Tungsten. The result is Shotshell pellet with a density of 18g/cc or greater. Pure tungsten comes in powder form at a density of 19.3g/cc. It is then mixed with other elements to form an alloy in the shape of a pellet. Varying methods of manufacturing then dictate the vague shape of that pellet. The...

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The thing about TSS is, a lot of folks are still trying to wrap their minds around how and why it is so superior. Bottom line is, that it gets the job done better than any of it's predecessors but what really makes it so, well....magical?  Sit back for a good lesson on the smallest round we carry as Apex Ammunition Pro Staffer, Devin Duncan, gives us some schooling on how the .410 comes out with a big punch. Apex Ammunition Pro Staffer: Devin Duncan -Our .410 Turkey load is a 3" 27/32 of a Oz load of #9.5 TSS...

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The most common skepticism we receive is’ “ explain to me the physics of how a smaller pellet, weighing less than a larger pellet, potentially traveling at less speed, more effective?”

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