If you’re tired of lugging a 12 gauge through the turkey woods, but don’t want to give up power and range, Federal Premium's Tungsten Super Shot may be the solution. It’s an expensive solution, but TSS turns a 20 gauge into the equal of most 12s.
The way hunters have been lining up to pay $6 and $7 per shell, you’d think Tungsten Super Shot kills a turkey, cleans it, cooks it, and does the dishes after dinner. Not quite, but TSS is impressive stuff. One of the most impressive advantages over lead is the way it elevates smallbore turkey gun performance.
Tungsten Super Shot, loaded by ammo giant Federal—as well as little guys Apex and the Nitro Company—is made from a tungsten-iron alloy blended to a density of 18 grams per cubic centimeter, much denser than any other pellet (lead is about 11.3 g/cc), and almost as dense as the 19.1 g/cc depleted uranium used by the military for armor-piercing ammunition.
Tungsten is a scarce, expensive metal, and the price of raw materials drives the price of the ammunition, hence the TSS price tag.