First Look: Hevi-Metal Xtreme Waterfowl Loads

posted on August 8, 2023
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Hevi-Shot has launched a new product line for waterfowl hunting: the all-new Hevi-Metal Xtreme. These loads feature a layer of Hevi-Shot’s original 12 g/cc Hevi-XII tungsten pellets (30 percent) stacked over steel pellets (70 percent) in the same shell. The new loads also feature the Flitecontrol Flex wad for consistent long-range patterns with high velocities. These new loads are available in four total options, in both 12- and 20-gauge.

“For 2023, Hevi-Metal Xtreme is our new product that I am most enthusiastic about,” said Hevi-Shot product manager Scott Turner. “Our original Hevi-Shot 12g/cc density tungsten shot stacked on top of precision steel pellets certainly makes for a powerful load. That leading layer of 12 g/cc density tungsten hits 53-percent harder than the steel layer.”

Two product design elements really combine to drive Hevi-Metal Xtreme's performance. The dense, 12 g/cc tungsten pellets are three shot sizes smaller than the steel pellets to ensure the two layers of different shot types have similar downrange performance. The Flightcontrol Flex wad, meanwhile, is a rear-braking wad designed to improve pattern density and consistency. It can be used with any steel-rated choke—ported or non-ported alike.

“We took our Pattern Density Technology one leap forward by utilizing the venerable Flitecontrol Flex wad,” continued Turner. “I think the Flightcontrol Flex wad is the magic ingredient that makes this load even more impressive. I am extremely confident that any hunter that tries it will agree.”

Hevi-Metal Xtreme consists of four total load options, which are: 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1-1/4-ounce at 1,450 fps (No. 4 tungsten and No. 1 steel); 12-gauge, 3-inch, 1-1/4-ounce at 1,450 fps (No. 6 tungsten and No. 3 steel); 20-gauge, 3-inch, 1-1/16-ounce at 1,350 fps (No. 4 tungsten and No. 1 steel); and 20-gauge, 3-inch, 1-1/16-ounce at 1,350 fps (No. 6 tungsten and No. 3 steel).

For more information on these new shotshells, available in 25-round boxes, check out MSRP: $59.99


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