Hevi-Shot for reloading (7 lbs bag)
History: Hevi-Shot is an approved non-toxic shotshell pellet made from a tungsten alloy, nickel, and iron. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted final approval for Hevi-Shot in the Federal Register on January 4, 2001. Hevi-Shot is legal for all waterfowl hunting in all 50 states. The product is made of tungsten alloy, nickel and iron to a target density of 12 grams per cubic centimeter. The enhanced physical properties of Hevi-Shot translates into demonstrably increased down-range pellet energy.
Hevi-Shot is very hard and, as steel shot users should already know, harder-than-barrel steel pellets must be contained within a specially manufactured, purpose-built shotcup. BPI loading manuals caution against the possibility of bore and barrel damage. BPI addresses this issue with our proprietary lines of Tuff, Multi-Metal, and TPS series of protective shotcups.
Hevi-Shot delivers tremendous patterns and long range. The retained energy of Hevi-Shot delivers long-range lethality - sought by waterfowl hunters.
One FAQ addressed in our Handloading Hevi-Shot Manual:
- Q: What bushings do I use with Hevi-Shot?
- A: Hevi-Shot is not manufactured by traditional shot making methods. Therefore, Hevi-Shot is not produced in tradtional shot shapes (i.e., spherical and uniform pellets). The varied shapes and sizes of Hevi-Shot makes the use of shot bushings and charge bars almost impossible. In order to assure accurate shot weight in every load, it is recommended that you weigh the shot charge on a reliable digital scale, like the BallistiScale-1500. Although individual Hevi-Shot pellets are not spherical or consistent, they do pattern very well and consistently.
Please refer to our Handloading Hevi-Shot Manual for more information and high performance loading data.
|Product Type: Non-toxic shot; USFWS approved |
Load Data: Hevi-Shot Manual
Specs: Available sizes are B, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7-1/2, and 9
Density: Averages approximately 11.6 grams/cubic cm