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#3137616 - 01/24/13 02:28 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
Also, I love the hevi-shot, but hate the brand Hevi-Shot and there are two big reasons. From my experience with the many many Hevi-shot brand Hevi-shot I have bought the actual shotshells are terrible. The ends come apart and the bb's and other things fall out the end. Also, the rim part of the brass gets bummed up really easy and my gun, Remington 11-87, would get to where it couldn't grab them to eject them. Both of these problems would start to happen midway through season after loading and unloading so much. I guess if you never unloaded your gun or killed one everyday it wouldn't do that.


I use the Winchester extended range now, same price as Hevi-shot brand, and I think it is the same kind of metal. The shells on them do not tear up. They pattern as good as Hevi-Shot does too, out of my gun/choke that is.

Maybe Hevi-shot shotshells have changed, and if one of you tells me they don't tear up anymore I may go get me some. But I quite using them, and I have gone through many of them before I finally got tired of fooling with them.


1. i have not had any issues with quality, when i shot the straight #7 i tried to always get the same lot#s as there seemed to be good and bad, HOWEVER with the magblends i have not found an issue from lot to lot.

2. the Xtended range is not the same as the Hevi shot...Xtended range is 10% heavier then lead and Hevi is %20 if i remember correctly

I shot the Xtended range for a while but switched as the Hevi just shot way better in my guns.
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#3137640 - 01/24/13 02:38 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: REN]
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Worth it too me.
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#3137677 - 01/24/13 03:11 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: muddyboots]
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Only thing you will find better are NITRO shells (Production wise)..... they are about $8-$10 per shell.


Well that is unless you handload turkey shells..... that opens up a whole new game.
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#3137713 - 01/24/13 03:42 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: REN]
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I think so
The I shoot the 3" blends
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#3137742 - 01/24/13 04:13 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: muddyboots]
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Worth it too me.
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#3137743 - 01/24/13 04:13 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Lawrence]
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#3138067 - 01/24/13 08:26 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
I have also had great patterns with, I think cannot remember fully, is just the lead federal Mag-shoks with the flight controlled wad in them. Twice as cheap as hevi-shot, and I am about as comfortable with them as I am with the heavy metal shells.

And I always use #5s or #6s. I have never gotten good patterns with #4s. Or not as good as 5s or 6s at least.


I shoot the federal 5s with the flight control wad. I've patterned them next to hevi-shot out of my 835 and can't tell much difference out to 40 yards other than the price.

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#3138069 - 01/24/13 08:29 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: JChunts]
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That still doesn't account for the knock down power you guys are talking about though. I have not shot a bird with the hevi-shots yet. I purchased some after last turkey season because my cousin raved about them.
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#3138166 - 01/24/13 09:34 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
Also, I love the hevi-shot, but hate the brand Hevi-Shot and there are two big reasons. From my experience with the many many Hevi-shot brand Hevi-shot I have bought the actual shotshells are terrible. The ends come apart and the bb's and other things fall out the end. Also, the rim part of the brass gets bummed up really easy and my gun, Remington 11-87, would get to where it couldn't grab them to eject them. Both of these problems would start to happen midway through season after loading and unloading so much. I guess if you never unloaded your gun or killed one everyday it wouldn't do that.


I use the Winchester extended range now, same price as Hevi-shot brand, and I think it is the same kind of metal. The shells on them do not tear up. They pattern as good as Hevi-Shot does too, out of my gun/choke that is.

Maybe Hevi-shot shotshells have changed, and if one of you tells me they don't tear up anymore I may go get me some. But I quite using them, and I have gone through many of them before I finally got tired of fooling with them.


1. i have not had any issues with quality, when i shot the straight #7 i tried to always get the same lot#s as there seemed to be good and bad, HOWEVER with the magblends i have not found an issue from lot to lot.

2. the Xtended range is not the same as the Hevi shot...Xtended range is 10% heavier then lead and Hevi is %20 if i remember correctly

I shot the Xtended range for a while but switched as the Hevi just shot way better in my guns.



Xtended range and hevi shot are both 12 g/cc making them the same.
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#3138178 - 01/24/13 09:43 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Spurhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
The two main things that stick out in my mind since switching to Hevi-Shot is the turkeys flop less right after the shot and they bleed a TON more. My .02


Andy, I believe this is due to the irregular shape of the pellets. Kind of like shooting a deer with an old round ball vs. a bullet that opens up on contact. I might be in left field with that analogy but it makes sense to me.


Hevishot is irregular shaped but it is way harder than lead, lead mushrooms or flattens on impact, hevi does not.

2 reasons Turkeys don't flop as much with hevi.

1. Harder shot equals better pattern so more shot on target/in killzone

2. Hevi is denser so it penetrates farther, breaking more bone, tearing more flesh and blood than lead. Even #6 and #5 hevi will penetrate to the heart and lungs and lead will not
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