FAQs

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Q: Are all HEVI-Shot® products safe to use on public and private properties?

A: With the exception of our HEVI-Target™; HEVI-Dove™; HEVI-Upland™; HEVI-Game™ loads which are all lead shotshells; the rest of our family of products can be used on all public and private lands. Please check your states regulations for shot size restrictions.

Q: I just bought the HEVI-Metal® 3″ 3s. I was wondering if you guys recommend a choke tube for these new shells?

A: Any steel-rated choke tube will give you superior results, but we do have a family of HEVI-Choke™ choke tubes in Mid and Extended Range; that will squeeze every last bit of performance out of all HEVI-Shot® Products.

Q: What is the difference between HEVI-Steel® and HEVI-Metal®?

A: HEVI-Steel® is an all-steel shotshell, it patterns a bit better than our competition but as we all know steel does have it’s limitations.

HEVI-Metal® is a layered load; a layer of steel pellets with a layer of HEVI-Shot® pellets on top of it enables you to achieve up to 26% more pellets on target!

Q: What is the filler in HEVI-Metal® shells? Is it flax seed? What is the filler used for, taking up excess space or as a buffer?

A: We ensure a good solid surface for crimping by using flax seed to fill the top of our shells. We are probably nuts for adding this expense, but it’s just one more example of the extremes we go to in order to provide the highest quality product. The beauty of flax seeds is that they biodegrade completely, unlike the plastic filler sometimes used by other companies.

Q: Is HEVI-Metal® sealed and waterproof? If not, is the shot coated to keep it from seizing together?

A: HEVI-Metal® steel pellets are coated with a dry-film preservative that inhibits corrosion. HEVI-Shot® high density pellets are made from one of our patented non-corroding alloys. The pellets cannot rust together under normal circumstances. No shotshells are completely waterproof (except for certain military shotshells).

Q: As regards HEVI-Metal® 12 Gauge, 3-1/2 inch, #2 loads: What is the 1 1/2 ounce pellet count? What is the pellet density as compared to steel? Lead? What is the down range pellet energy at 40 yards? 50 yards? 60 yards?

A: Please refer to the following table.

HEVI-Metal® Pellet Count and Lethal Range
SKUShot SizeCharge Weight (oz)Nominal Pellet CountNominal Steel Pellet Count% Improvement
30888BBB1.25917620
30088BB1.251089020
3000221.2518615520
3000331.2523019120
35888BBB1.51099120
33588BB1.513010820
3335221.522418620
3335331.527422920

Q: What is the foot pound of energy for both a HEVI-Shot® #2 and a HEVI-Metal® both with a velocity of 1550 feet per second and at a range of 40 yards?

A: Please refer to the following table.

Yards#2 HEVI-Shot® PelletSteel BB Pellet
4010.69.7
508.67.6
607.06.0

Q: Are all HEVI-Shot® products safe to use on public and private properties?

A: With the exception of our HEVI-Target; HEVI-Dove; HEVI-Upland; HEVI-Game loads which are all lead shotshells; the rest of our family of products can be used on all public and private lands. Please check your states regulations for shot size restrictions.

Q: As regards HEVI-Metal® 12 Gauge, 3-1/2 inch, #2 loads: What is the 1 1/2 ounce pellet count? What is the pellet density as compared to steel? Lead? What is the down range pellet energy at 40 yards? 50 yards? 60 yards?

A: Please refer to the following table.

HEVI-Metal® Pellet Count and Lethal Range
SKUShot SizeCharge Weight (oz)Nominal Pellet CountNominal Steel Pellet Count% Improvement
30888BBB1.25917620
30088BB1.251089020
3000221.2518615520
3000331.2523019120
35888BBB1.51099120
33588BB1.513010820
3335221.522418620
3335331.527422920