12 Gauge TSS Recipe

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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby hawglips » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 am

bgladden wrote:Looking for a 12ga, 7/8 and or 1oz #8 TSS load recipe. This will be for hitting anything from teal to specks. I'd like to show those hevi-shot bigots a thing or two ;-)


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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby MarshCat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:42 am

hawglips wrote:
bgladden wrote:Looking for a 12ga, 7/8 and or 1oz #8 TSS load recipe. This will be for hitting anything from teal to specks. I'd like to show those hevi-shot bigots a thing or two ;-)


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I’m also looking for a 12ga 1oz load recipe with #9 TSS. You’re help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby paulinkansas » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:51 am

MarshCat wrote:
hawglips wrote:
bgladden wrote:Looking for a 12ga, 7/8 and or 1oz #8 TSS load recipe. This will be for hitting anything from teal to specks. I'd like to show those hevi-shot bigots a thing or two ;-)


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I’m also looking for a 12ga 1oz load recipe with #9 TSS. You’re help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


I've been taking published recipes for steel and replacing .25 oz of the steel pellets with .25 oz of TSS at the bottom of the wad. The key thing is to substitute the next smaller size wad of the same style called for in the recipe.

In other words I'll use a 7/8 oz wad of the same style called for in the 1.0 oz recipe. You don't need any filler and they seem to crimp well. You may have to play around with adding or removing 2-5 steel pellets.



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby pcloadletter » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:08 pm

My buddies and I are just getting into reloading, and also just found the 'magic' of TSS. We duck hunt some seriously windy territory, and most of our shots are passing shots. Our hope is to fill in the holes and gaps left by 3 and 4 steel. I do not think that we need much more than 1/8th oz of TSS per shell given that I stoned a Tom dead at 63 yards with a 20 gauge and #9 TSS, and a single one of the outliers broke the thigh bone.

Anyway, curious if anyone has a good recipe for 2 3/4 inch shells that we hope to keep in at least the 1400+FPS range using approx. 1 oz steel and 1/8 oz TSS #9. Any help is appreciated!



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby paulinkansas » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:12 pm

Precision Reloadings Lightning Steel manual. If you buy the 7/8 oz wads you can fit 1.0 oz of duplex loads in them. Also go to Alliants website and find some recipes for 1.125 oz loads with PR wads. You can fit 1.125 oz duplex loads in a 1.0 oz wad of the same style.



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby MarshCat » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:54 pm

Dave in AZ wrote:
paulinkansas wrote:I've been using the recipe from the Alliant website for a 2.75" Fed GM hull with 1.125 oz of shot. I substitute .25 oz of TSS for .25 oz of steel and add a .125 felt filler. No complaints here.

Paul, any idea what speed you're getting from that, with or without the TSS? That's pretty much the load I would use myself, if I duplexed in 12ga with TSS.

Assuming you mean the SAM1 wad one, if you add 2 more grain of powder you get RSI #66, at 1485 fps also, 100 fps faster than the Alliant recipe... however, I do know that Goosepit2007 chronographed the exact Alliant recipe with 32gr and go 1445 fps, so that may be just perfect.

Those are my absolute favorite loads also-- 1-1/8oz, FedGM (or Cheddite). When I chronographed a similar load (Cheddite, ch209, 34gr asteel, sam1, 9/8oz), I only got 1318 fps... but my crimps were kinda weak on all 5 flavors of that load I tested. Also, my gun was a Maxus with invector plus barrels at .742", so oversize, and the SAM1 wad probably doesn't seal up as well as the CSD or LBC wads in that diameter.


Thinking about using RSi #66 for a duplex TSS load. Do you need to use a mylar wrap when using TSS with SAM 1 wads?



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby paulinkansas » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:21 am

MarshCat wrote:
Thinking about using RSi #66 for a duplex TSS load. Do you need to use a mylar wrap when using TSS with SAM 1 wads?


Probably not. But I would load one up without mylar and pattern it, and inspect the wad to see if any TSS is rubbing through the wall of the wad. That's your answer.



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Re: 12 Gauge TSS Recipe

Postby Bucky23kv » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:15 pm

I've been doing a fair amount of testing and have some pretty solid duplex 12 and 20 loads. 28 loads are in the works. I can at least give you a starting point.




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