Federal Announces 20-Gauge Black Cloud TSS Ammo

posted on February 7, 2020
Federal has expanded its Black Cloud TSS waterfowl loads to include a 3", 1-oz., 20-gauge offering, which blends 60-percent heavyweight No. 9 TSS pellets with 40-percent No. 3 FliteStopper steel. The load also features Federal’s lead-free Catalyst primers and clean, fast-burning propellant. For wads, Black Cloud uses FliteControl Flex, which promise consistent patterns in all types and port-styles of choke, helping to extend effective range past 50 yards.  

For those who don't know, TSS is a metal alloy comprised primarily of tungsten. It has a density of 18 grams per cubic centimeter, is harder and twice as dense as steel, and is 50-percent denser than lead. This means increased velocity retention and penetration. Hardness also prevents pellet deformation, to improve pattern efficiency and penetration. Because of its greater density, one can use a smaller TSS pellet to deliver the same amount of energy as much larger lead or steel shot. This means one can increase the pellet count of a payload by using a smaller shot size. Finally, TSS is certified non-toxic by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, so it can be used for waterfowl hunting.

For more information, please visit federalpremium.com.


Summer Property Layout Lead
Summer Property Layout Lead

Summer Property Layout: A Plan for Fall Hunting Success

Hunting properties vary in size and habitat but on every one of them you can create a plan to optimize the tract with shelter, food and water. Thinking about these essentials now pays later when deer perceive their reliance on the cornerstones of life.

How to Sharpen an Axe

Contributor Bryce Towsley walks his audience through the lost art of sharpening an axe.

NRA Partners with NAFWS to Deliver Free Online Hunter Education

The National Rifle Association’s free, award-winning Hunter Education online course is now available to any federally recognized Native American tribe, which includes tribal members of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society.

Blaser Introduces B2 Riflescope Line

Featuring German optical performance designed to accommodate thermal clip-on devices,B2 riflescopes are made in Germany and available in 1-6x24mm iC, 2-12x50mm iC, and 2.5-15x56mm iC models.

Head to Head: .17 HMR vs. .22 WMR

Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of two of the most popular magnum rimfire cartridges. Which comes out on top?

Let’s Get Real About the 6.5 Creedmoor

Love it or hate it, the 6.5 Creedmoor is the hottest hunting and target round available today. But does it live up to the hype?


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.