WOW! I have to admit that I am now converted to Hevi Shot after seeing through my own eyes what everybody else has been saying about how well they perform out of the TruGlo SSX choke. I know I'm late getting to the party on this deal, but dang! I'm a believer. Even though they are more expensive, the Hevis will do a better job of stopping a turkey in his tracks. Plus, for no more shots than I take during the season, they just aren't that expensive.
I haven't dissected any of the Hevi shot 2 ounce shells yet, but the size difference in the pellet diameter sure is interesting. I guess as long as it holds it's energy and patterns well at normal hunting ranges there should be no problem in pellet size difference.
The Hevi Shot sure did out-perform the Winchesters with lead by almost 2:1 at 30, 40, & 50 yards (I'm stunned!!). The difference was incredible. I shot some of the 1 & 3/4 ounce Winchester shells (what I've been hunting with for the past decade) and some of the 2 ounce Winchesters & 2 ounce Federals. The Federals did slightly better than the Winchesters through that choke, though the difference was just a few pellets. A few pellets can make all the difference in the world in dropping a gobbler in his tracks and having to chase him down. Neither of those compared to the Hevi Shot.
There is a tangible difference between Hevi shot and Lead & I look forward to using it to my advantage from here on.
Luck Counts, good or bad