Hevi-X shotshells

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decoykrvr
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Hevi-X shotshells

Post by decoykrvr » October 10th, 2017, 11:14 am

I've read most of the online information on the new Hevi-X shotshells which mainly consisted of blasting the manufacturer, EnvironMetal, for past real and fabricated transgressions. Has anyone tried/evaluated this new load ? I shoot a H&K, SBE w/ a Patternmaster ported/extended for ducks and geese over open water and fields and have shot tungsten loads since my days as a "field tester" for Federal and introduction to the "old" Tungsten-Iron high velocity shells. The Hevi-X utilizes a molded tungsten pellet w/ a weight of @9.7 g/cc and velocity >1400 fps which approximates the kinetic energy of the old lead waterfowl loads.

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Re: Hevi-X shotshells

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 10th, 2017, 11:42 am

Hmm hevi steel anyone. Stuff was awesome for the price. Than poof gone Density was the same
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Re: Hevi-X shotshells

Post by dsunday » October 10th, 2017, 2:56 pm

I patterned the 20 ga Hevi X 4s at 20 and 40 yards out of a Nova 20 ga and an 11-87 20 ga. Stock IC chokes. Both pretty well had all the shot in a 24" circle at 20 yards. At 40 there were about 100 in the 30 inch circle.
Looks to be fine by me, however the 40 yard pattern had a very tight core and then kind of a Halo effect for both.
For what it's worth, I got a denser and more uniform pattern from drylok 3s.
I was kind of hoping the increased density will allow for more penetration bu time will tell. 3 weeks til the opener!!!!
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Re: Hevi-X shotshells

Post by hoobilly » October 10th, 2017, 7:50 pm

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
October 10th, 2017, 11:42 am
Hmm hevi steel anyone. Stuff was awesome for the price. Than poof gone Density was the same
HeviSteel was gooder stuff then they cheapened it up into something stupid

oh well, they are trying to save money I guess and wind up screwing a good load up

this HeviX in 20ga I would really like to try out on some ducks and geese.

anyone know if these are roll crimp or star?

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