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First Look: Hevi-Shot Hevi-Hammer Upland Bismuth-Steel 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.

Hevi-Shot Introduces New Hevi-Hammer Dove Loads

Hevi-Shot's new Hevi-Hammer Dove 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.

An Ode to the 28-Gauge

Thanks to advancements in ammunition and new, moderately priced shotguns, the once-obscure 28-gauge is now a top choice for hunts ranging from pheasants in CRP fields to bagging a trophy tom.

‘Straight-Shooting’ Advice

Iowa and other states are opening shotgun-only deer seasons to straight-walled cartridges like the .45-70 Gov’t., .444 Marlin and .450 Bushmaster. Here’s how to wring the most performance from their rainbow-like trajectories.

Tips and Tactics for Late-Season Dove Hunting

Primarily hunted in September, dove seasons generally extend well beyond those for popular big-game species. To maximize your chances of success, however, you’ll need to reconsider your gear and techniques.

Hardware: Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS

Federal’s new Black Cloud TSS ammo blends the company’s super-dense Heavyweight TSS pellets with its existing Black Cloud steel FliteStopper pellets to maintain velocity farther, hit harder and penetrate deeper than any waterfowl load ever has.

Tested: Federal Upland Steel Loads

Prohibited from using lead shot for upland or small-game hunting? Sacrifice nothing with Federal’s new Upland Steel loads.

Top 5 Upland Loads

Here are five no-nonsense loads that’ll ground even the most tenacious birds.

An Ode to the 16-Gauge Shotgun

Holding on for more than a century, the 16-gauge is seeing renewed interest, thanks to an inflow of new shotguns and technological advancements in ammunition and components.

Finding Gould in Alice's Garden

Looking for a chance to hunt the treasured Gould’s turkey? There’s a little ranch down in Sonora, Mexico, that may be the “X” that marks a spot rich in birds.

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