Testimonials: HEVI-Shot® HEVI-13


edwardsmithI had a chance to use the Hevi-shot Blend at a Kansas hunting trip this season when three of my other buddies and I ventured to El Dorado, Kansas. My comments are toward the advertisment about the Hevi-shot Blend being able to reach 70 yards!!! Well, I can not attest to the claim of 70 yards but can claim a 68 yard graveyard dead shot. The impact broke the Hybrid Rio-Eastern's wing bone and leg with impact that I have never witness before. The bird did not flop! Head area was encompassed with numerous shots. What is funny is that I passed up a shot the afternoon before a lot closer and could not believe that I killed this bird at 68 yards. Not that I would take shots at that distance but glad I have the distance if I need. 3 1/2 - 7,6&5 Blend

Edward Smith of Trussville, Al

Taken on public land in Maryand using HEVI-13 3in 2oz #6shot dropped him in his tracks.




My very first turkey, 42yds with a 3" Hevi-Shot load of 2oz. of #6 shot. Very pleased with my patterns!


Evan Claassan



Indiana Spring Turkey Hunt 2010. Took a nice Tom on Opening Morning. The Magnum Blend put the smack on him. Awesome Round!


Bronson Sparks
Paragon, Indiana



In 30+ years of turkey hunting I've never utilized a shotshell w/ the effectiveness and devestating results as the Hevi-shot 13,#7"s in both the 3" and 31/2" configurations. Previously I hunted w/ the #6's, and currently back-up the #7 w/ two #6's in the magazine. I've killed 4 turkeys this season and have yet to fire a #6 except at the range. Keep up the good work and would like to see the elevation of velocities to the 1200-1250fps range. Thank-you Craig N Harned



I just wanted to tell you guys that the new Hevi-13 loads are bad to the bone. I have never seen a factory load that would come close to these. Simply the best out there that I have seen. Here's a picture of a target I shot last week with a Hevi-13 3" 2oz #7 load. That's the best that I have seen from only a 2oz load. This target was shot at a tape measured 40yds from tip of choke to target. I cut out a 10" circle from the densest part of pattern. The circle area is my aiming point. I shot this with my 870 Express 3" chamber gun. I was using the factory sight front bead and it was very close to being dead center. This was shot with a MAD Super MAX .675 choke. There were several areas with clumps of overlapping shot. Makes it hard to count, but I did the best I could.

Brad Clodfelter
Jackson, MO



Mr. Petty,

I have yet to meet you, but Chad talks about you all the time, therefore, I feel I already know you. I just wanted to drop an email and thank you for the sponsorship. Your product is unbelievable and I am proud to stand behind the Hevi Shot name. It truly is a remarkable load. Due to me working in the studio producing episodes of The Fowl Life, I haven’t been able to get in the turkey woods like I normally do every spring. Today was the second to the last day of the season and only the fourth and last time I would be able to hunt all year. I would like to quickly tell you about today’s hunt.

I live in Washington State and hunt the Blue Mountains which are located in the southeastern corner of the state. I began my hunt in the dark, taking a gamble and setting up on a bird I new had been in this particular canyon, but I had not seen nor heard in several weeks. As light broke and the woods came alive, I heard a gobble in the distance, then another and another. Then a gobble came from below me about 150 yards away. I quickly set up on a small bench above the canyon and let out a real light yelp. The bird immediately cut me off and I knew I was in business. I sat patiently waiting for him to hit the ground. Five minutes later I yelped with my mouth call, again he answered. We did this several times with me trying to coax him in gently. Finally, I decided I need to get aggressive with him, and it worked. I could hear him gobbling, getting closer and closer. As he gobbled at about 60 yards I raised my gun and waited. My chest was pumping, the moment had arrived that so many turkey hunters live for. Suddenly I saw a bluish/white head pop up. The Rio took several steps and stopped at 40 yards. With a small pile of brush between me and him all I could do was sit there and wait for a shot. He stared at the decoy for what seemed like eternity. Finally, he decided he really didn’t want to be there, he turned around and started to walk away. I quickly saw a window of opportunity, putting a load of Hevi Thirteen in the back of his head. I was shooting a modified choke and the shot was a little over 40 yards. It absolutely crushed him. He wasn’t the biggest boy on the block with a 9 inch and 3 inch double beard and 1 inch spurs, but he allowed me to close my short turkey season feeling good about what I had accomplished in just a few days in the field.

I am so very impressed by your product it is an absolute honor to represent your company.

Thank you so very much for your product and your support!


Alex Langbell
Editor / Producer
The Fowl Life



In 30+ years of turkey hunting I've never utilized a shotshell w/ the effectiveness and devestating results as the Hevi-shot 13,#7"s in both the 3" and 31/2" configurations. Previously I hunted w/ the #6's, and currently back-up the #7 w/ two #6's in the magazine. I've killed 4 turkeys this season and have yet to fire a #6 except at the range. Keep up the good work and would like to see the elevation of velocities to the 1200-1250fps range.

Craig N Harned



These are the best bullets for turkeys I ever used

Jeff Miller
Tunkhannock, PA


I witnessed an incredible shot last week in Nebraska. My friend shot a Praire Chicken at measured distance of 93 yards using Heavy Shot 3.5" #2. I couldn't believe it. He is now convinced that I was right, you have to use Heavy shot.


Phil Storsteen


I can't belive in the proformance I get out of your product. I took a double jakes at 68 yards! this past spring and you had thought I hit them in the head with a shovel. I've looked for decals and other products to promote your products. Just seeing if you could send some sticker decals or anything that would help your company be more well know to everyone.


Thank you, for your time and a great product
Lance Houk


I absolulely love your product. On opening day in Arkansas of the 2007 Spring Turkey Season, I took a goobler at 67 yards with 3 1/2" #6's 12ga. He was hung up with hens and standing in the rain, but the hevishot folded him up like he was hit with hammer. No one believed the distance until I my dad told them he seen it happen. Thanks for your great product!


Brandon Keaster


I killed a fall turkey in West Virginia (2005). Three different people stepped the distance. I stepped 63 yards, a friend stepped 65 yards, and my uncle Garrett stepped 68 yards. The terrain is a little difficult to negotiate for an accurate distance measurement, but it was a 60+ yard shot. I sent the load of #2 Hevishot on it's way, and the bird just melted, nary a flop. I have no photo to go with the story, just wanted to share. Went out and bought 3 more boxes of Hevishot #2 12 gauge 3" to last me for a few years. 30 shots should equal 30 turkeys, I figure, if I can get them within about 65-70 yards. Thank you for such a wonderful product.


Michael Vaughn
Granite Falls, NC


Here it is in full detail, I certainly do not have a carrer as an outdoor writer in my future, but this sounds better than the previous version.


My Dad and I were lucky enough to draw turkey permits for the same hunt period in Michigan this spring.

Our annual ritual is to sight in our guns prior to our hunt, and this year was no different than year past other than the fact that I switched to Hevi Shot this spring.

I chose 3" #5 Hevi Shot, and I also purchased a Cabelas Hevi Shot choke to complete my turkey hunting set up.

This choice was really a no brainer for me because I am a waterfowler by trade and shoot hevi shot exclusively for ducks and geese each fall so I have seen the resulting quick kills on big Canada Geese and large ducks as well.

My Dad was giving me a hard time about shooting the more expensive shells because he refuses to shoot anything but copperplated lead (for turkeys), and was making it a point to explain how the previous spring when he was successful (and I wasn't) that the old lead loads did just fine on his first tom (in alot of years trying).

I explained how Hevi Shot is heavier than lead and hits harder and patterns tighter.

Well, it only took one shot at the patterning board to show him what a pattern Hevi Shot is capable of.

Our chosen area to hunt is several hours drive from home, so regular scouting is tough, but it is an area we have hunted before and the birds seem to roost in the same area each spring so we put an collapsible blind out the evening before our hunt within 150 yards of where we expected the birds to be roosted.

The next morning was chilly and foggy with no wing at all, a great time to be hunting.

The birds were a bit late sounding off on the roost, but when they did it was from all around us, except form the area we expected them to be.

We heard at least 10 different toms letting every hen in the area know where they chose to spend the night. A safe bet is that we heard 100 gobbles from the toms situated around us prior to flydown time. It was a great morning to be outdoors.

My guess is that most of the birds left the roost about 7:15 this particular morning, which is probably 45 minuted later than normal, but the fog kept the in the trees a bit later than usual.

About 7:20 I was making some soft clucks to try and entice a tom our way when the woods near us erupted with several hens flydown cackling and a couple toms gobbling at them within 80 yards of our blind.

Within two minutes we had six hens come out of the woods into the field and right at the decoys
surrounding the blind. They came in and checked out the decoys for a minute or two and continued past the blind out into the open until they were about 40 yards past the blind.

One hen made a couple of clucks and a gobble erupted about 50 yards from us on the field edge, it was a nice longbeard in 3/4 strut letting his ladies know where he was.

He was not going to check out our decoys despite some clucks and purrs from my slate call, the group of hens were keeping his focus.

He made it out into the open and was following the hens at decent pace when he got to about 35 yards from the blind and crossing at a slow walk my Dad decided to take the shot and whiffed on it (lead shot doesn't do too well on turkeys if you don't hit them with it), the bird had no idea where the boom came from and only took a couple steps before Dad shot again and this shot was on the money relieving this longbeard of his future worries. I checked the time on my cellphone, it was 7:26 AM and we had one bird down, one more to go.

As we had heard several other birds gobble several hundred yards out we decided to let my Dads bird lay for a minute to see if another oppurtunity presented itself and I got a shot at a nice tom.

Some soft clucks and yelps every few minutes were getting a response from a bird several hundred yards out but he was not coming any closer to us.

After about an hour of this standstill treament from the far off bird my Dad went out to get his tom and tag it. He stealthily did this to hopefully avoid being seen by any birds and settled back into the
blind. His tom was 21 lbs, 11" beard and 1 1/8" spurs, a respectable bird in anyones book.

We continued to yelp and purr every ten minutes or so and got responses from the same tom the first half an hour or so and then no responses at all after that.

About 9:15 a lone hen wandered in and she stayed with her new buddies, our decoys, for quite a while.

Each time she would give up on her new friends and begin to wander away a few soft clucks would bring her right back to the decoys. You can't beat having a live hen around when you are pursuing a spring gobbler so we did our best to keep her near the blind hoping she would help bring in a tom presenting an oppurtunity for a double on toms in one morning.

She hung around until just after 10:00 and at the point that we realized she had given up on the decoys my Dad asked if I had any days off during the week to hunt if I was unable to tag a bird this day.

I was explaining how busy I had been at work and a weekday hunt was out of the question when I noticed a bird on the edge of the field out of the corner of my eye.

I quickly identified it as a longbeard and moved to get my gun up to the shooting hole in the blind.

This tom was angling away from us and had no interest in our decoys whatsoever, I don't know why this was the case but he was most definitely heading into the woods away from us.

I got my gun out the shooting port and settled the scope on the toms head. He sure looked a lot smaller than the turkey targets we use to pattern our guns and I pulled my head away to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me.

I whispered "he looks a bit far through the scope", dad whispered back "if you're going to shoot, you better do it now because he is not coming any closer".I thought to myself, with Hevi Shot well patterned out of my gun it shouldn't be an issue.

I settled the scope on the toms head again and clicked the safety off, I took a breath and exhaled and settled the crosshairs and pulled the trigger.

He dropped like he was hit with a club, high fives ensued along with a "nice shot" or two.

I unloaded my gun and unzipped the blind and we headed out to take a look at my tom.

While not a huge bird by weight (18 lbs) he had a long beard with a few strands several inches longer than the main portion of the beard and nice well worn spurs (1") and obviously had been around to fool a few hunters in previous seasons.

I got my tag out and maked it accordingly and picked up my bird and turned towards the blind and realized I was not wrong when I said he looked like he was a long ways out.

I pointed out to my Dad how far we were from the blind, and he said "that was a long shot".

We walked back to the blind to get our things together and I kept looking back to see the spot where I had shot the tom and marveling at the distance at which he was cleanly killed by the #5 Hevi Shot.

Upon getting our things together I decided to pace off the shot to get an idea of the actual distance. The tom was standing next to a lone tree and I paced it off from the shooting port that I shot him from and it was an amazing 65 paces. That would be close to a 60 yard shot. I was pretty happy with myself once I realized at what distance Hevi Shot had done its job with complete effectiveness.

My bird was 18 lbs, 1" well worn spurs and his beard measured 14 1/8" including the eight extra long strands. A true longbeard in anyones book.

I am convinced this was the bird that was gobbling a ways off all morning. He couldn't stand waiting for the hen to come to him so he snuck in to investigate. He never made a sound, and just appeared out of nowhere at the field edge. A cagy old bird who probably had seen a few buddies take a load of shot in the head in the past.

I don't believe I would have taken the shot at this tom without having patterned my gun and knowing how it shoots with Hevi Shot and knowing Hevi Shots effectiveness on large waterfowl from my own experience, Hevi Shot is the best!

Matthew LaCombe


Well after getting my new shotgun a 3 1/2 Mosburg 935 i need some ammo to create a massive pattern for my lifelong hobby turkey hunting After trying several brands and different loads i ordered some Hevi Shot and was impressed with the pattern i got.


I left Florida on my annual turking hunting trip to my former home in W VA and hit the woods running early Monday Morning As the birds started chirping just after day break I heard five goblers light up on the roost I placed my Difram call in my mouth and cut a little very low and got and instant response from the closest bird I sat very quiet for a few min to let the wild life around me come to life In about 10 min the goblers really started blasting off so i called a little louder and got and instant response the ridge below me exploded with gobbeling the ultimate thrill of a turkey hunter Ten min later i hear another gobler light up and i can tell he is on the ground and a little closer than before So this time i cackel on the mouth call and he goes ballistic doubble and tripple gobbeling.

And as i look in the direction of the ruckuss I see him strutting up the ridge towards me I purr a few times and cluck once and then go into a full cackell this time and cup my hands and hit my thyes several times to memic a hen leaving the roost The woods exploded with gobbeling what a thrill as i watch the bird strutting in my direction i see another one fly down and strutt around the first they squar off with each other and decide to find out who was going to be top bird after flogging each other for a couple of min the second bird glides off the ridge in another dirrection and the first tripple gobbles and really shows his stuff and i hit the call lightly and he goes nuts and then starts to go back and forth across the ridge and i see why there is a fence between us and he is about 45 yards away I hit the call and he answers me every time but wont cross that fence now what do i do i cant move in any closer and cant back out due to the open woods I ease out my range finder and it reads 42 yards to the fence if i can get him to the edge I know this gun and load can do the job now is the time for the test of Hevi Shot !!!!!! He is just on the other side and i want him in perfect position for the shot So i purr lightly and cackel for all i am worth and he takes a couple of steps and goes into a tripple gobbel with neck extended its now or never At the blast he falls face down and doesn't move again i run down the ridge and rip my clothes half off getting over the fence but for no reason he is done and i am a firm beleiver in this product now ( keep it up) 18 lb with a 10 1/2 in beard and 1 in spurs I am 56 years old and that is number 57 with over 9 1/2 in beards to my credit.

Ilove this sport

F E Thompson
Callahan Fl


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