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#3138759 - 01/25/13 10:54 AM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Roost 1]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
...I am getting to point I don't care to pay these high prices for these shells when anything will kill a turkey at 30-35 yards and that seems to be the average shot for me.
Very plausible statement. I, too, oftentimes tell myself and others that it sucks to pay $5-8/shell, but then I put it into perspective by reminding myself that one weekend of gas for me is more than a season of turkey shells needed if just hunting in TN. Just another way to look at it I guess.
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#3138767 - 01/25/13 10:56 AM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Roost 1]
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Im still a young man, but a grew up with a couple of old-school turkey hunters that used to hunt way back when with rabbit ear double barrel 12 gauges with just regular high brass 2.75" #4s

And Hevi-shot and Nitros is definately way better and I always want to try to use any of the heaver than lead shells. But lead will still do it to it.

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#3138780 - 01/25/13 11:03 AM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
...I am getting to point I don't care to pay these high prices for these shells when anything will kill a turkey at 30-35 yards and that seems to be the average shot for me.
Very plausible statement. I, too, oftentimes tell myself and others that it sucks to pay $5-8/shell, but then I put it into perspective by reminding myself that one weekend of gas for me is more than a season of turkey shells needed if just hunting in TN. Just another way to look at it I guess.


I agree... That is my reasoning as well but there will come a time when I decide enough is enough... However the lead Winchester high velocity shells are upwards of $20/box so prolly can't win either way... Lol
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#3138836 - 01/25/13 11:37 AM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Roost 1]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
.... the lead Winchester high velocity shells are upwards of $20/box ....
These are the lead shells I would shoot if I had to switch to lead today. I shot them for 10 years and was very pleased with their results.
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#3138865 - 01/25/13 12:06 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Andy S.]
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
.... the lead Winchester high velocity shells are upwards of $20/box ....
These are the lead shells I would shoot if I had to switch to lead today. I shot them for 10 years and was very pleased with their results.


Those are the ones I started with as well in #5's ..... with a Kicks .665 in the ole 870sm.
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#3138873 - 01/25/13 12:13 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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same here, I shot the WHV for a long time with pretty good results. as stated previously i dont mind paying it at the moment but there will be a limit at some point. I have told myself when they get to $30 a box i am done!



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#3139095 - 01/25/13 02:29 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Roost 1]
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
I think y'all are over-thinking this....more uniform pellets would fly better than irregular shaped ones... The reason the hevi shot is more destructive isn't because it's heavier than lead its because there is more of it in the shells. Most of these shells (3 1/2") have at least 2 1/4 0z of shot. Nitros may have more.. The weight plus the added number of pellets causes the patterns to be better. It's like hitting something with one pellet as opposed to hitting same target with 30. End result is same but way more damage with more shot on target..the shape of shot doesn't matter and actually because lead does deform it actually does more damage but not as much of it in target.. Hevi shot is hard like steel...you need more of it to do the job but it works. This is why people like the hevi 7s there are so many more pellets in a shell it just patterns great and it devastating.. This is all just my opinion for what it's worth.... I will say this I am getting to point I don't care to pay these high prices for these shells when anything will kill a turkey at 30-35 yards and that seems to be the average shot for me.


Exactly what i have said in previous comments
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#3139106 - 01/25/13 02:37 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Rockhound]
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Ok sorry andy my phone died and i fell asleep before i p.m. you the link.

Roost is dead on its about more pellets on target that does the killing.

Hevi has went to 12 g/cc

13 g/cc is now known as mega weight and sold by nitro ray but not in hevi brand ammo.

Federal heavyweight is currently running about 15-15.5g/cc

Tss is 18g/cc

One thing that tells me that it is not possible for the shape of the shot to make enough difference to mean anything is, tss shot is perfectly round and a tss #8 or #9 load will kill birds harder and farther than a hevi 5,6,7 ever even thought about
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#3139345 - 01/25/13 05:36 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Roost 1]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
I would bet some guys shoot way more targets than turkeys.....
Not I.

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I am more interested in killing birds than bragging on how many pellets I can put in a 10" target at 40yds.....
Same here.
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#3139374 - 01/25/13 05:58 PM Re: Hevi-Shot [Re: Andy S.]
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Im like andy if nitros werent available i would use mag blends. I use nitros because if he hangs up at 50 yards i know i can put him in the back of the truck. JMO
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