Guys can say and claim anything...
Hevi-shot passed the no-tox test for now lead doesn't.
Hevi shot is harder than lead that's the reason it patterns better because it's not deformed during launch.
A Hevi-shot pellet is a mi'nute amount heavier than lead pellet...claims of a great increase in killing power over lead are just that..."claims".
A while back some claimed a use of one pellet size smaller was possible with Hevi-shot...
There's mathematical equation for foot pounds of energy using weight and velosity....
I don't see the smaller sizes of Hevi-shot say 7.5 & up holding up with much wallop for the great distances some claim.
Ohhh its gonna happen this weekend. Two guys from another forum are going to shoot butterball turkeys with hevi shot and lead to see what penetrates a bird better. I know you arent supposed to shoot them in the body but it should provide some insight into penetration, plus bone breaking properties.ORIGINAL: pabeard buster
i hunt with remington nitro turkeys, i have spent hours stairing at hevi shot and winchester elites. the problem is, that i just cant aford them. if the velocity on them wasnt so low, i would crack the walet, and i would give them a shot. but after patterning, it would just a too expensive of a risk, and i know they will pattern well. i just dont know about that velocity.
so the question is whose got the finaces, the means, and time to do a ballistics test with the hevy loads vs. the lead loads. shoot a dead animal, or a block of ballistic gell. sounds like a job for my friends at discovery channel, "mythbusters." lol
I wonder if they will [:D]thaw[:D] them first. Dead is dead. It is all in what you want to do and how much you want to pay.Two guys from another forum are going to shoot butterball turkeys with hevi shot and lead to see what penetrates a bird better.
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