As feral hog hunting has surged in popularity across the country, ammunition manufacturers have responded with a number of “hog-specific” loads designed to penetrate better and bring down stout, wild swine. Most ammo makers have concentrated on rifle loads, but among the newest offerings are the Hog Wild shotshells by Hevi-Shot, a company best known for non-lead waterfowl loads.
Hevi-Shot’s original 12 density Tungsten revolutionized waterfowl ammunition. Now, hunters can get this legendary product in affordable 25-round boxes with the company’s new Hevi-XII tungsten waterfowl loads.
Hevi-Shot's new Hevi-Hammer Upland loads feature 15 percent high-density bismuth and 85 percent precision steel pellets, delivering nearly 50 percent more downrange energy than loads consisting of all steel at 40 yards.