TSS Library

TUNGSTEN

The powerful component behind our shells is Tungsten or as we know it, "TSS".  It is the highest density non-toxic metal that can be used and has many great features for the serious hunter.  We compare tungsten to lead, which is cheap, high density and is used in many of today's shotgun shells.

Lead has a density of 11.34g/cc giving it more inertia and energy at impact than steel shot can which comes in only at 7.86g/cc.  This lighter counter part is necessary for water fowl hunting due to federal regulations requiring "non-toxic" shot.  Lead, is in fact, toxic which renders it useless in many hunting applications. 

Then there are other metals and alloys out there coming in as high as 12 gm/cc but nothing, and we mean NOTHING comes close to the pure tungsten we use which comes in at 18 g/cc!! This superior metal allows us the versatility to put more shot in the same weight loads which in turn, sends more shot down range. 

 

Shot Count Per Ounce 
TSS #2:     54/oz   
TSS #4:     83/oz   
TSS #5:     106/oz   
TSS #6:     139/oz 
TSS #7:     185/oz   
TSS #7.5:   220/oz
TSS #8:      254/oz 
TSS #8.5:   308/oz 
TSS #9:      362/oz    

 Shot Count Per Shell

#9 SHOT

2.5 oz - 905 pellets

2.25 oz- 814 pellets

2 oz- 724 pellets

1 5/8 oz- 590 pellets

1 3/8 oz- 498 pellets

Shot Count per Shell

#8.5 Shot

2.5 oz - 770 pellets

2.25 oz- 693 pellets 

 2 oz- 616 pellets

1 5/8 oz- 500 pellets

1 3/8 oz- 423 pellets

Shot Count Per Shell

#8 SHOT

2.5 oz - 635 pellets

2.25 oz - 570 pellets

2 oz -  510 pellets

1 5/8 oz - 410 pellets

1 3/8 oz - 350 pellets

Shot Count per Shell

#7.5 Shot

2.5 oz - 550 pellets

2.25 oz- 495 pellets 

 2 oz- 440 pellets

1 5/8 oz- 358 pellets

1 3/8 oz- 302pellets

Shot Count Per Shell

#4 SHOT

2.5 oz - 208 pellets

2.25 oz - 186 pellets

2 oz -  166 pellets

1 5/8 oz - 135 pellets

1 3/8 oz - 114 pellets

Shot Count Per Shell

#2 SHOT

2.5 oz - 135 pellets

2.25 oz - 121 pellets

2 oz -  108 pellets

1 5/8 oz - 87 pellets

1 3/8 oz -74 pellets