Let’s say you’re frustrated by performance of your steel shotshell, particularly with wounding birds, and you’re willing to pay a few dollars more for something better. You are our HEVI-Hammer® hunter.
HEVI-Hammer™ – new for 2019 – offers these features and benefits:
·15% of the shotshell charge is high density bismuth pellets layered over steel pellets; the same design used in the high-performance HEVI-Metal® Longer Range shell
·The bismuth pellets are the same size as the underlying steel pellets. At 1500 fps, using our shotshell design standard of 2.35 ft-lbs. of energy at impact to ensure lethality, here’s how the lethal yardage of the bismuth pellets compares to the steel pellets:
Shot Size Steel Pellets Bismuth Pellets Bismuth Advantage
2 64 yards 88 yards 38%
3 53 yards 73 yards 38%
4 42 yards 59 yards 41%
·Meticulously layering the bismuth over the steel, while technically challenging, provides the tightest patterns and the most effective shot string length.
o A thicker base wad, which surprisingly enough, turns out to be a key factor in reliable functioning of semi-automatic shotguns. HEVI-Shot ® discovered this relationship by analyzing customer data for tens of millions of shotshells.
o Higher speeds, 1500 fps for all 12-ga loads, which we have achieved for a decade with custom, clean-burning propellants
o A new, higher brisance primer that improves cold weather performance by boosting the ignition force so that the propellant reaches pressure more reliably.
o Steel pellets are treated with dry film lubricants for superior resistance to corrosion
o Bismuth pellets cast in our own foundry alongside our tungsten alloys.
To summarize, when you chamber a new HEVI-Hammer™ shotshell, you will experience:
·More lethality at longer range than you can get with steel alone
·Fewer wounded birds
·More reliable gun function in semi-automatic shotguns
·Improved cold weather performance
·Higher density performance with just a small step-up in price from HEVI-Steel® shells
Established in 2000, Environ-Metal, Inc.®, based out of Sweet Home, OR, are the makers of HEVI-Shot®, HEVI-Metal®, HEVI-X®, HEVI-Steel®, HEVI-Snow™, and HEVI-Duty® buck shot, HEVI-Duty® centerfire ammunition and bullets.
For more information contact:
Michael Narus, VP of Sales and Marketing