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#3196751 - 03/18/13 10:01 PM Hevi shot shells
wrcox
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I am thinking about giving them a try but they are very expensive so I was wondering if any one who uses or has used them can tell me if there worth the money
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#3196758 - 03/18/13 10:17 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: wrcox]
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Im shooting MagBlends this year and they pattern way better than any other shell that I've shot. Choose shots carefully on turkeys, and they are well woth the money IMO
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#3196763 - 03/18/13 10:27 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: PinchPoint]
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my wallet is not hevi

but it is Supreme

looks like this might be my last year shooting the win. supreme loads. Will probably just switch to the new double X lead loads this fall.

I am sure the HTL loads are a whole lot better for patterns and longer range, but I personally don't see the need when my lead loads have done a great job for me and they don't hurt the wallet. I have killed from 6 to 45 yards with the same loads (5 and 6 shot) but the preferred range is anywhere under 30 yards, the 45 yard shot was instinctive right as they were running and flying away, and dropped the bird in its tracks.
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#3196768 - 03/18/13 10:41 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: catman529]
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#3196852 - 03/19/13 06:29 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Spurhunter]
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The hevi 7s are by far the best shells for my 20 ga. I tried several brands and shot size. Ain't no comparison. They have a rebate going on til july i think. Buy two boxes and get twenty bucks back with the rebate. One box you get ten bucks back.
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#3196872 - 03/19/13 06:56 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: PREDATORDJ365]
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#3196915 - 03/19/13 07:44 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
my wallet is not hevi

but it is Supreme

looks like this might be my last year shooting the win. supreme loads. Will probably just switch to the new double X lead loads this fall.
I am sure the HTL loads are a whole lot better for patterns and longer range, but I personally don't see the need when my lead loads have done a great job for me and they don't hurt the wallet. I have killed from 6 to 45 yards with the same loads (5 and 6 shot) but the preferred range is anywhere under 30 yards, the 45 yard shot was instinctive right as they were running and flying away, and dropped the bird in its tracks.


The new Double X loads are the old Winchester Supreme loads.... just a new graphic on the box.... same black hull, same oz load, same velocity as well.
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#3196918 - 03/19/13 07:46 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: wrcox]
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 Originally Posted By: wrcox
I am thinking about giving them a try but they are very expensive so I was wondering if any one who uses or has used them can tell me if there worth the money


They are worth it if you can afford them..... also require a choke tube that is rated for High Density or Heavier Than Lead shot.
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#3196919 - 03/19/13 07:47 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Im shooting the mag blends and love them. Lead will definatley kill and dead is dead but dont try to compare numbers from HTL with lead, just no comparison. I am gonna pick up some of the turkey thugs and give em a whirl. Heard nothing but good things about them. Not a bad thing to say about the win supreme loads either, just switched for better numbers is all.
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#3196943 - 03/19/13 08:23 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
 Originally Posted By: catman529
my wallet is not hevi

but it is Supreme

looks like this might be my last year shooting the win. supreme loads. Will probably just switch to the new double X lead loads this fall.
I am sure the HTL loads are a whole lot better for patterns and longer range, but I personally don't see the need when my lead loads have done a great job for me and they don't hurt the wallet. I have killed from 6 to 45 yards with the same loads (5 and 6 shot) but the preferred range is anywhere under 30 yards, the 45 yard shot was instinctive right as they were running and flying away, and dropped the bird in its tracks.


The new Double X loads are the old Winchester Supreme loads.... just a new graphic on the box.... same black hull, same oz load, same velocity as well.
That's what I heard but someone said the wad was different. I will have to cut one open and see... or just shoot it at some paper. Sure it will probably pattern the same
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#3196998 - 03/19/13 09:11 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: catman529]
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#3197017 - 03/19/13 09:27 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: deerhunter10]
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I think they are worth it.
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#3197323 - 03/19/13 01:16 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: wrcox]
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Yes use Hevi Shot, We are sponsored by them and a great company at that, have shot them for about 3 seasons now, talke about giving ol tom a headache!!! Pay for a good quality shell!
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#3197542 - 03/19/13 04:42 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: spitndrum]
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I use Hevi-Shot #4 shot.Great pattern out of my 835!Best pattern shell I've ever shot!
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#3197594 - 03/19/13 05:16 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Wrangler95]
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I switched to the mag blends last year but can't find them anywhere. Checked Academy Sports today in Franklin and Smyrna and both had 3" but not 3 1/2".
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#3197716 - 03/19/13 07:41 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Gravey]
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Worth every penny in my opinion. Im a straight #7 man, but only have a few left and cant find any this year without ordering them. Im sure I would be fine going back to lead but I like the confidence of a very dense pattern.
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#3197888 - 03/19/13 09:49 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: smstone22]
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Thanks for all the input. I think I will be trying the mag blend out. I'm using the super full choke that came with the gun its a remington ultra mag turkey special again thanks for input
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#3197905 - 03/19/13 10:18 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: wrcox]
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.665-.670 choke seems to work best in my Remington using the 3.5" MB's....
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#3197917 - 03/19/13 10:45 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Shot Winchester Supreme Double X Magnum for years and tried the Mag blends two years ago, well worth the money. Gander Mtn has the 3 in shells for 24.99 for five
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#3198012 - 03/20/13 05:47 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: catman529]
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#3198043 - 03/20/13 06:52 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: wrcox]
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 Originally Posted By: wrcox
Thanks for all the input. I think I will be trying the mag blend out. I'm using the super full choke that came with the gun its a remington ultra mag turkey special again thanks for input

might want to reconsider that. Its not recommended to shoot hevi shot through factory chokes! I'm using a ssx. 643 in my 870 with magblends does great.
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#3198088 - 03/20/13 08:08 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Trevor2]
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Lots of people with good results out of the Remington super full
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#3198106 - 03/20/13 08:35 AM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Rockhound]
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will not shoot anything but the MAGBlends
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#3198366 - 03/20/13 01:21 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Trevor2]
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 Originally Posted By: Trevor2
 Originally Posted By: wrcox
Thanks for all the input. I think I will be trying the mag blend out. I'm using the super full choke that came with the gun its a remington ultra mag turkey special again thanks for input

might want to reconsider that. Its not recommended to shoot hevi shot through factory chokes! I'm using a ssx. 643 in my 870 with magblends does great.


I didn't know this...I have a new Winchester SXP Turkey Hunter with the factory turkey choke. I picked up some Hevi shot 4's...are you saying I need to change the choke to shoot them?
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#3198392 - 03/20/13 01:50 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Coach]
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I believe the Remington turkey/predator factory extended chokes are HD rated.... I will do some checking.

To be sure, you would have to check with your specific shotgun manufacturer.
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#3198418 - 03/20/13 02:13 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Back when hevi-shot first come out, or when I first saw it and bought it, I had no clue what it was or what the difference was. When I saw 20% denser than lead, I thought it was just a silly advertisement but bought them anyways. These were my favorite shells. It was back when Remington made them, they were hard to beat.
My story is, since I was ignorant into what these really were, I shot them out of my factory remington choke, and did so for several years until I somewhere finally realized what these shot were made of, and then saw that they had specially designed chokes. I will probably not do it anymore, but as far as I know it never harmed it.
It was just a remington extra full choke made by remington. Dont remember what the exact constriction was. I shot 3" #5 or 6 shot with probably an 1-7/8 oz of shot. It was a long time ago so do not remember those specifics. You couldn't beat the patterns. ON a turkey head target I would have 40 or so pellets in the head and neck at 35 yards.

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#3200974 - 03/22/13 06:50 PM Re: Hevi shot shells [Re: woodsman87]
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They shoot great and kill great.


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