Nicolas Lenze 01.06.22
The use of steel shot has changed the game for upland bird hunters. Just when we stopped expecting more innovations in metal technology, we’re hit with bismuth. Bismuth, when mixed with steel, provides hunters with a fast-flying, ultra-dense pattern of pellets. Made specifically to down upland birds, HEVI-Shot has developed the new HEVI-Hammer Bismuth-Steel Upland Loads.
HEVI-Shot news @ AllOutdoor:
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 a variety of loads. They’re available in two 3-inch 12-gauge options, which carry either a 1 3/8 ounce (#3) or a 1 1/8 ounce (#5) payload. The 12-gauge shells have a velocity of 1,350 feet per second. The 20-gauge options allow shooters to choose between a one-ounce charge weight with number 3 shot, or a 7/8 ounce charge with number 5 shot. These lose minimal velocity when compared to the 12-gauge options, pushing steel out at 1,325 feet per second. HEVI-Shot uses a blend of 15% bismuth and 85% steel. The increased density provided by these materials means that a smaller shot size can be used to increase the number of non-toxic pellets heading downrange.
- 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 help deciding which size and gauge are right for you, head over to the HEVI-Shot website for more information. You can also get further updates from HEVI-Shot when you like and follow them on social media. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Take those birds down!