New HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Dove Shotshells from HEVI Shot

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New HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Dove Shotshells from HEVI Shot

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

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

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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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  • Big Bang Big Bang on Nov 03, 2021

    The whole lead ban was and is a scam. More waterfowl have flown off after being literally hammered by steel shot to die from the hit, but never recovered, than have ever died from ingesting lead shot. The condor scam in California was a bullshit report that the bio's fudged the numbers on. Ask the head of that "project" how many dead from lead turkey vultures they counted in the control group, and they just sit there staring at you like an old mule staring at a new gate...

  • YellowLabFan YellowLabFan on Nov 20, 2021

    CA dove hunter: having to use steel shot and seeing much more cripples and fewer dead birds hitting the ground. It’s borderline animal cruelty to outlaw lead.