At HEVI-Shot, they’ve always been about density. Density is the secret sauce. It leads to tighter patterns, higher speeds, and more knockdown power. In short, it increases your chance of success in the field. At HEVI-Shot, they’re constantly searching for ways for hunters to get an edge without breaking the bank. Their latest innovation? Bismuth. They’re now casting bismuth pellets in their foundry alongside their tungsten pellets.
Specifications and Features:
- Gauge: 12 Gauge
- Length: 3″
- Ounces: 1 1/4 oz
- Shot Size: 4
- Muzzle Velocity: 1500 fps
- Rounds Per Box: 25
- Boxes Per Case: 10
- Application: Waterfowl
Yep. Increasingly loading HW13 since getting three vertebrae fused in my neck. One ounce to 1 1/8oz of HW13 has little recoil and kills like the hammer of Thor.
20ga, 1oz remHD 6s got me back out hunting 60 days after my neck surgery. Couldn’t event lift a 12ga to my shoulder at the time. Went on a goose hunt 70 days after surgery shooting Rem HD 4s and everyone was impressed at the performance.
Infact whatever shot size you are looking at in HeviMetal is the shot size of the Steel pellets and the HeviMetal in those loads are 9.50 g/cc in …2….sizes
smaller than the steel pellets . Is it a good deal ? Not considering what good round Steel Shot can do if loaded right and the distances of effective shooting !
By all indicators to keep the overall cost of shells down. If you noticed just about every tungsten shot shell marketed has been dropped except for a few but it’s EnvironMetals bread and butter. In order to survive they had to come up with some alternatives, most people were and still are unwilling to pay $4-$5 a shot for shotgun shells.
When Remington dropped the WingMaster HD, which was a real nice load, I called and asked a marketing guy why they had dropped it he told me it was costing more to make them then were making from sales of the product. It was just not selling enough to justify production,,,,, makes sense.
Hevi Shot and Heavyweight 13 are very pricey in the range of $23-30 per pound. TSS has a larger per cent of tungsten in it and it costs $ 50plus or minus per pound for just the shot to reload. My 12 ga reloads of TSS cost over $5 each for 1 1/4 ounce of shot while HW 13 costs $2.50 for 1 1/4 oz loads. Most waterfowl hunters that use these types of shot are going to 20 ga or even 28 ga to save money.