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HEVI-Shot Ammo Adds New HEVI-Metal Xtreme 12 Gauge #2 & BB Shot

HEVI-Shot Ammunition has been on a run lately introducing and announcing a bevy of new shotgun shells for hunters this fall. Everything for turkey, upland birds, and waterfowl. Their newest introduction comes via their HEVI-Metal Xtreme line with a 12 Gauge #2 and BB shot dual-payload. With a 1 1/4 ounce payload in a 3″ shell, this offering is movin’ at 1,450 FPS (feet per second) and brings HEVI-Shot’s HEVI-Metal Xtreme line to a total of five options: three 12 Gauge and two 20 Gauge.

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Like all HEVI-Shot Ammunition, HEVI-Metal Xtreme is alloyed and loaded in Sweet Home, Oregon, USA. It touts all-season reliability, quality components, hotter primers, and clean-burning propellant to boot. Most of the 25-count boxes waver around $59.99 for their MSRP. HEVI-Shot had this Press Release statement to share surrounding this newest selection:

Sweet Home, Oregon – October 17th, 2023 – “HEVI-Metal Xtreme in Shot Size 2 and BB targets geese and other larger sized waterfowl,” said HEVI-Shot Product Manager Scott Turner. “This load features our original HEVI-Shot 12g/cc density tungsten shot stacked on top of precision steel pellets. That leading layer of 12 g/cc density tungsten hits 53-percent harder than the steel layer. This combination of shot materials and shot sizes certainly makes for an extremely powerful load, and I am sure diehard hunters will agree.”

HEVI-Shot’s all-new HEVI-Metal Xtreme loads feature a layer of HEVI-Shot’s original 12 g/cc HEVI-XII tungsten pellets (30 percent) stacked over steel pellets (70 percent) in the same shell. The new loads also feature the FLITECONTROL FLEX wad for consistent long-range patterns and is set to a high muzzle velocity.

Two product design elements really make this new product stand out: The dense, 12 g/cc tungsten pellets are three shot sizes smaller than the steel pellets to ensure the two layers of different shot types have similar downrange performance. The FLIGHTCONTROL FLEX wad is a rear-braking wad designed to improve pattern density and consistency. It can be used with any steel-rated choke—ported or non-ported alike.

For anyone who is suiting up for early morning waterfowl hunts, this could be something worth checking out to ensure greater success on your hunt. More and more ammo manufacturers are playing with the idea of dual payloads – deploying multiple shot sizes in a single shell for more “impactfulness” at varying distances. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about HEVI-Shot in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.



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