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#1154129 - 01/29/09 02:27 PM New Federal "HEVI" SHOT
Wes Parrish
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Any thoughts on this new Federal Mag-Shok HEAVYWEIGHT Turkey?

Check out the link:
http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/shotshell.aspx?id=778

Unlike all the other versions of "hevi" shot, this one is much "hevier".

Winchester's Extended Range loads are advertised as having shot 10% heavier than lead. I think the "Hevi-13" loads are 15% heavier than lead. These new Federal HEAVYWEIGHTS are supposed to be 30% heavier than lead!

Federal states their new #7 size HEAVYWEIGHT shot has the same per pellet energy at 40 yards as a #5 standard lead pellet while offering a much denser pattern.

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#1154161 - 01/29/09 02:50 PM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: Wes Parrish]
megalomaniac
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Hmmm,

I don't think you can legally use #7 shot in TN unless the regs have changed. But that would make for an insanely dense pattern at longer distances compared to the larger shot sizes. Maybe TWRA should investigate the claims and if it's everything it's cracked up to be then legalize #7 heavyweight shot.

If someone tries it out in TN, zip me a PM and let me know how it works

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#1154162 - 01/29/09 02:51 PM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: Wes Parrish]
Lawrence
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I used the federal turkey loads for years, Then they came out with the flight control system. The flight control loads pattern best with a non-ported turkey choke. A ported choke will tear away the wad from the load giving you a not so great pattern.
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#1154456 - 01/29/09 05:53 PM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: Lawrence]
m_allison71
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Registered: 10/10/02
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The only reg regarding shot size says it can be no larger than #4 shot.
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#1154509 - 01/29/09 06:34 PM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: m_allison71]
Wes Parrish
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Hum. Well, if I've been hunting illegally, I confess, because I've killed several old Toms with #7 1/2 shot in times past.
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#1155353 - 01/30/09 09:29 AM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: Wes Parrish]
InfoMan
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Registered: 11/25/02
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7 1/2's are legal. Can't be larger than 4's.

Larger would be 3, 2, ect.

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#1157215 - 01/31/09 10:31 AM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: InfoMan]
go_okfishin
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My mossberg 835 doesnt like any of the hevi-shot. Winchester Supreme #5's pattern much better out of my set up.
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#1157319 - 01/31/09 11:56 AM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: go_okfishin]
turkeyhunter64
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I've shot the standard feds with flightcontrol wads for the last couple of years and killed one at 52 steps last year. I have shot remingtons, winchesters and feds.. Feds by far shoot the best. I shoot #6 in 3.5in mags
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#1158387 - 02/01/09 03:01 PM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: ]
megalomaniac
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Thanks guys, learned something new! I may have to give them a try if they're made in 10 gauge.
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#1159089 - 02/02/09 07:14 AM Re: New Federal "HEVI" SHOT [Re: megalomaniac]
jaybird62
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I'm not too sure about Federal's math, but this new stuff is as effective as the new Winchester or HeviShot, if your gun likes it. In general, it patterns well with very little constriction. It does best with about 50 points of constriction, which with a Remington barrel at .729 would be a turkey choke measuring .679. Remington's older turkey chokes are .665 and .660.
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