When it comes to hunting, penetration energy plays a key role in hitting the target. Tungsten is one of the densest metals in the world, with 19.3g/cc compared to steel at 7.87 g/cc and lead at 11.3 g/cc. Tungsten Super Shot (“TSS”) is a typical hard metal alloy product made of 95% Tungsten powder, 5% Nickle and Iron powder to reach a density as high as 18-18.3 g/cc, which is 60% denser than traditional lead shot.
Since early 2018, when Federal Ammunition introduced HEAVYWEIGHT TSS to the Turkey loads market, TSS has become a BUZZ word for shotshell reloading. The penetration energy is extremely high which allows for a significant reduction in pellet size, which means greatly increased pellet count and pattern density. TSS simultaneously improves the penetration depth of the pellet into the target.
No energy is sacrificed when the shot travels through the target and it can dramatically boost the performance of a typical big-bore shotgun, or go down in bore size or payload without giving up performance.
Tungsten alloy shot is used in shotgun hunting shells. The pellets spread upon leaving the barrel, and the power of the burning charge is divided among the pellets, which means that the energy of anyone ball of shot is fairly low. In a hunting context, the product makes shotguns useful primarily for hunting birds and other small game.
Properties of the Tungsten Alloy Shot:
High density, great hardness, and resistance to high temperature makes tungsten one of the most sought-after materials for shotgun pellets in the history of hunting. The density of our tungsten alloy shot is about 18g/cm3, which is comparable only to gold, platinum, or bismuth.
To understand how this density factors into performance, consider firing two similarly-sized balls from a cannon, a golf ball and a ping pong ball. Imagine how much farther the golf ball will fly due to its density. In this analogy, the ping pong ball is a typical steel shotgun pellet shot, while the golf ball is the Tungsten super shot.
Tungsten alloy shot will fly farther, hit harder, and penetrate deeper than any other material. Another unique property of tungsten alloy is that it is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Therefore, it is safe for people to handle and will have less environmental impact. It is our leading product and Agescan International can provide tungsten alloy shot as per your specific requirements.
We can produce densities of 18g/cc (TSS), 15g/cc, 11g/cc and sizes of 1.0mm to 10.0 mm (#10 to BB to Buckshot in ALL SIZES). Our tungsten shot is excellent for pheasant, TURKEY, Waterfowl, Hog, Coyote and more.
TSS, Size 7.4 – 9.7 MM (0.290″ -0.380″)
|TSS, Size 4.1- 6.86 MM (0.160″ -0.270″)||TSS, #2-#5 3.05 -3.76 MM (0.120″ -0.150″)|
|TSS, #6-#7 2.50 -2.77 MM (0.1″ -0.110″)||TSS, #7.5 – #8 2.26 -2.41MM (0.09″ -0.095″)||TSS, #8.5 – #9, 2.0– 2.16 MM (0.08″ -0.085″)|
|TSS, #10, 1.8 MM (0.07″)||TSS, #11, 1.5 MM (0.06″)||TSS, #12, 1.3 MM (0.05″)|
Tungsten alloy shot specification:
- Diameter: 1.0-10.0mm
- Density: 18.0-18.2 g/cm3
- Composition: W content: 90-95%, W-Ni-Fe
- Surface: Polished surface