HEVI-Shot Ammo Introduces New HEVI-Hammer 12 Gauge Waterfowl

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HEVI-Shot Ammunition is always trickling out new SKUs and offerings of shotgun shells in their relentless pursuit of getting more payload downrange and on target. Their newest shells to market a singular blend of HEVI-Hammer in 12 Gauge 3 1/2″ #2 shot. Meant to deliver 85% more payload than its competitors, it could be a must-have for waterfowl hunters who are still in the field this fall/winter.

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HEVI-Shot’s series of HEVI-Hammer ammunition is alloyed and loaded in Sweet Home, Oregon, USA just like all of their ammo. It boasts all-season reliability, improved cold-weather performance attributes, quality components, hotter primers, and clean-burning propellants for consistency and further reliability. It is available in traditional 25-count boxes with an MSRP of $43.99 each. The rest of the specs can be read below as presented by HEVI-Shot:

  • Leading 15 percent layer is HEVI-Bismuth alloyed and cast in Sweet Home, Oregon
  • Precision steel makes up 85 percent of the payload
  • HEVI-Bismuth delivers 38 percent more lethal range over steel with No. 2 and 3 shot, and 41 percent more with No. 4
  • More clean kills at longer distances
  • Improved cold-weather performance

HEVI-Shot Ammunition Unveils NEW HEVI-Hammer Waterfowl Load

Sweet Home, Oregon – November, 2023 – HEVI-Shot is proud to release a new product line addition to its HEVI-Hammer Waterfowl load lineup. The new option is a 12-gauge, 1 1/2-ounce, 3 1/2-inch, shot size No. 2 load set at a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet-per-second (fps). With this new load, HEVI-Shot’s HEVI-Hammer Waterfowl product line now consists of six total options: four 12-gauge and two 20-gauge.

HEVI-Hammer loads consist of layered bismuth pellets (15 percent of the payload) over steel pellets (85-percent). Stacked bismuth (15-percent) over steel (85-percent) payloads deliver more clean kills at longer ranges compared to straight steel payloads HEVI-Bismuth pellets deliver 38-percent more lethal yardage over steel with No. 2 and 3 shot and 41-percent more with No. 4. These design elements give hunters more range with added density, tighter patterns, and improved shot strings.

“Go big or go home,” said HEVI-Shot product manager Scott Turner. “We took our top-selling 3-inch loads in our HEVI-Hammer Waterfowl line and stretched them out to have heavier payloads and blistering velocities. The new 3-1/2-inch load is absolutely devastating on snow geese and other high-flying waterfowl targets.”

Most waterfowl hunters begin to “hang it up” about this time of year, but if you consider yourself a true die-hard, you might still be chasing ducks and geese in the cold. This could be something worth trying out. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about HEVI-Shot and HEVI-Hammer in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.



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