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Re: Hevi X shotshells from Hevi Shot? In reply to
whose gonna spring for TSS from apex

#10 will blow through 1/8 inch plywood at 70 yd and holds a wicked pattern
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Kris Schaumburg wrote:
whose gonna spring for TSS from apex

#10 will blow through 1/8 inch plywood at 70 yd and holds a wicked pattern


As Big Jake might say about a 70 yard shotgun pattern "Son I can't see that far."
At $10 a shot I think I'll pass.

Tim
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Re: Hevi X shotshells from Hevi Shot?BoB In reply to
Bob, if the hevix is slightly heavier than lead. a number 4 would be overkill. my father (90) years young, and I shot 1000's of ducks with lead 5's and 6's, 5 being preferred in 12ga, 6 in 20ga. 11/4 oz 23/4 shell, 1oz in 20 ga. great pattern density, pass through penetration.
#4 lead eq. is too course, too low a shot count for lead density and to much damage for smaller ducks. geese would be fine. seriously when you guys come out the correct shot sizes of your lead equivalent I am all in. thanks I will patiently await the #5s! Frank ps. I was in sales and marketing for 30 years, I understand profit, if it was me I would be pushing 31/2 in shells etc as well, what I say and what I do are not the same!!!!!

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Frank BeFay: Sep 6, 2017, 5:21 AM
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Re: Hevi X shotshells from Hevi Shot?BoB In reply to
glad this topic came up and I didn't see it until a number of folks weighed in. I do believe that very simply, anything is better than steel among the bismuth, tungsten, hevi-shot crew. I've shot hevi metal for a while now to give myself that edge, knowing that I don't have the time, resources, or patience to reload myself. having said that, the hevi-X seems like a great marketing tool to fill their own void between hevi metal and hevi shot. a quick study of the Macks PW magazine I received recently showed that theres a noticeable leap in price from the 3" 1oz load to the 3" 1 1/4oz load. Also, they list a 3" 1 3/8oz load at an even faster fps than the 1 1/4oz...which I believe to be a typo. must be a 3.5" shell but anyway, ill buy Kent's bismuth every now and then but those sit at about $2/shell. Hevi-X came in under that. $1.20 for the 1oz load and $1.40 for the 1 1/4. this is "not much" over the $.83-1.10 range that I've paid for the hevi metals in the past depending on rebates and shipping etc. doesn't look like hevi shot is doing the rebates this year for money...not sure who really needs another choke or blind bag but that's marketing. anyway, ji may have to give the hevi-X a try.
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Re: Hevi X shotshells from Hevi Shot?BoB In reply to
Here's my slightly off topic question... why has the price of Hevi-Metal gone up since last season? Trying to persuade folks into the new Hevi-X?

I was a pretty habitual purchaser of the four box 'value pack' from Macks or wherever and it was always $99. This year it's $125. So $1.25 a shell. Whereas if you bought it by the box @ $25 it's $1 a shell. Doesn't seem like much of a value pack to me.

I know it patterns great out of my gun so I have been sticking with it...
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Re: Hevi X shotshells from Hevi Shot?BoB In reply to
I'm becoming a bit disconcerted with the Hevi X. In a land of shooters, ballistics is the bees knees and in a land of outdoor products reviews make the sale.

Yet, I can find no Trace if either a ballistics wonk giving insight nor a reviewer offering opinion and comparison. Not even a PR paid schill.

The only thing I've found is a number of people offering evidence that EMI, producers of Hevi, are rather expert marketers and prone to edging the land of misinformation.

It would seem the price/technology is not improved, just repackaged.
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