For the environmentally-conscious hunters out there, perhaps for our Japanese friends who have seen recent sanctions on lead-based ammunition, HEVI Shot has just announced the addition of a new non-toxic dove hunting load for avian hunters. The new HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel shotshells are the latest and greatest from the well-established shotgun shell manufacturer and are specifically designed for smaller upland game birds like dove.
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New HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Dove Shotshells from HEVI Shot
At HEVI-Shot, we have always been about innovation and density. Density is the secret sauce. It leads to tighter patterns, higher speeds, and more downrange devastation. Our customers spoke up and we listened. They wanted a highly effective product that was non-toxic to use in areas that restrict the use of lead.
– Scott Turner, HEVI-Shot’s Product Line Manager
The new HEVI-Hammer Loads will be available in both 20-gauge and 12-gauge offerings and boast over 9 grams per cubic centimeter of bismuth layered over nearly 8 grams of steel giving you a whole lot of mass per shot downrange (which will hopefully lead to you filling your tags faster). The new loads have so much density that you can shoot an entire shot size smaller than normal and still maintain the same lethality at the same range. HEVI-Hammer also boasts to have 50% more knockdown power at 40-yards than standard steel shot does.
Gauge: 12 Gauge
- Length: 3″
- Ounces: 1 1/4oz
- Muzzle Velocity: 1500 fps
- Rounds Per Box: 25
- Boxes Per Case: 10
Gauge: 20 Gauge
- Length: 3″
- Ounces: 1 oz
- Muzzle Velocity: 1,350
- Rounds Per Box 25
- Boxes Per Case 10
The new HEVI Shot HEVI-Hammer loads are currently available through both online retailers and your local hunting supply store. On average, you can expect to pay around $30 or so per box or just a hair over $1 per round. What are your thoughts on this new non-toxic option for shotgun hunters? Let us know down in the comments.
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