HeviX 20ga. loads

Orange Dust

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We tested both the 3" 4's and 2's. They performed exactly as expected. The 4's will kill ducks as far as any 12ga steel load. 2's tend to cause cripples, on ducks, and need to be used on geese. Pattern is just too thin for ducks. Only disadvantage vs 12ga is a narrower pattern.
 

wildwings

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Orange,

My son is using the Hevi X 3" 4's and absolutely smacking them. I saw him
shoot a very high Speck with that load and it was graveyard dead when it
hit the ground. I am a BELIEVER IN HEVISHOT
 

Orange Dust

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This stuff makes the little guns viable again. They perform better than they did with lead.
 

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Last year it was 10 same as bismuth. This year they say it is heavier, but do not specify. It is about the same as copper plated lead, but patterns hold up better due to no deformation. 4's are the answer in 20ga for ducks. 2's for geese. Comes 25 to a box and well worth the extra cost over hevi metal. Would also be awsome for late season pheasants where non toxic is required. Im done with the 12ga. Its either a 20 or a 10 depending on where and what.
 

wildwings

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The shotgun shells like Hevi X, Hevi-Bismuth Waterfowl and Upland, Hevishot Duck/Goose definitely make the sub gauge shooter VIABLE and in many cases better than 12 gauge shooters shooting less effective shells. These shells offer better accuracy, and more energy (hit harder) even out to what is considered LONGER shooting ranges. So many waterfowl, upland and turkey hunters are really seeing the opportunities these smaller gauge shoot guns have when you combine them with superior shotgun shells like the one's Hevishot make.
 

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TSS for turkeys in smaller gauges, but the cost right now is to high for hunting waterfoul. as more makers come on line i expect the cost to come down some.
 

wildwings

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Eastbank,
I don't agree the cost is too high and let me tell you why. I am an avid waterfowler and use nothing but what is considered higher end shells from Hevishot. This past season I shot the Hevi Bismuth Waterfowl and the Hevi X waterfowl shells. Each of them performed flawlessly and what I found is that I SHOOT LESS SHELLS to take a single duck. I don't have the clean up shots trying to finish off a cripple. When I shoot the ducks with the Hevishot the duck is taken cleanly and effectively without the EXTRA shots to run the bird down or finish them off so I actually save $ in the long run. Something to think about.
 
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