NEW HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Upland Loads From HEVI-Shot

Nic L
by Nic L

Bismuth is a very dense metal. When mixed with steel, it can give hunters an ultra-dense pattern of pellets. Made specifically to ground upland birds, HEVI-Shot has released the new HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Upland Loads.

HEVI-Shot news @ TFB:

HEVI-Shot is proud to announce new HEVI-Hammer Upland loads. New for 2021, HEVI-Shot is offering 12- and 20- gauge options in shot size No. 5, or 7 shot to cover all the needs of hunters targeting large and medium upland game. HEVI-Hammer loads are manufactured using 15-percent high density bismuth (9.64 g/cc) and 85-percent precision steel. That small but mighty leading layer of bismuth over steel delivers nearly 50-percent more down range energy than pellets consisting of all steel at 40 yards.

HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Upland Loads


The new HEVI-Hammer Upland shotshells are available in several configurations. They’re available in 12- and 20-gauge. Twelve gauge options include two 3-inch shells. The first carries a 1 3/8 ounce payload with number 3 shot. The second launches a 1 1/8 ounce charge weight. The 12-gauge shells throw a velocity of 1,350 feet per second. The 20-gauge options lose minimal velocity when compared with the 12-gauge options, coming in at 1,325 feet per second. HEVI-Hammer Upland allows 20-gauge shooters to choose between a one-ounce charge weight with number 3 shot, or a 7/8 ounce charge with number 5 shot. HEVI-Hammer Upland blends 15% bismuth with 85% steel. Even with a smaller shot size, patterns are more effective, packing more pellets than purely steel shells into the same pattern. These are 100% non-toxic.


  • Gauges: 12, 20
  • Materials: Bismuth, steel
  • Payload: 1 3/8 oz, 1 1/8 oz, 1 oz
  • Shells per box: 25
  • MSRP: $32.99

If you need more information, head over to the HEVI-Shot website. If you want continued updates directly from HEVI-Shot, be sure to like and follow them on social media. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Take some birds home!

Nic L
Nic L

Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic's passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19. @the_brutal_rooster

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