HEVI-Shot® Magnum Blend™ Turkey Load Shotshells
good performance, poor quality constuction
Recently purchased magnum blend 3 1/2" for 12 guage. Hunted with them and killed nice turkey at 40 yards, dropped right where he was. Problem was with the construction of the shells. The crimp was poor on all the shells and caused the ends to be flanged outward and it caused feeding problems in my 870. Also, the shells seemed to be slightly larger in diameter and caused them to hang on the shell elevator. All in all, very poor cycling with my gun and effectivly turned my pump shotgun into a single shot. Performance of shell was excellent, however. I would like to see better construction of shell.
April 3, 2011
I have used Hevi-shot for some time and when they came out with the "magnum blend" 12ga, 3.5" shells I bought a box and took it out opening day........surprise!!!! the first shell I picked out would not chamber due to the shell being crushed during the manufacturing process, the others were fine. When you figure the cost of each shell they should have a much better line quality control. Anyway I contacted customer service and gave them all the information and for 11 days heard NOTHING!! Still waiting Hevi-shot.....you said you replace defective shells???? when??? Unhappy!!!!!
April 11, 2013
Returned from my hunting trip in NE Washington and filled both tags in a day.
While cleaning, found a grand total of 5 shot in the body, the rest in the head and neck.
At the range the week before, I patterned about a 10" radius of shot at 35 yds, and it played out just about that way in the field.
Used these shells in my Rem 870 Express Mag, Primos Jellyhead Choke, and BSA Red dot Optic (on an Aimtech rail).
Would give it 5 stars, but this stuff is so expensive. Makes me wonder if I could have used a less expensive box of shells and achieve the same results.
April 23, 2013
To each, his own - when it comes to patterning your turkey rig. However, these have patterned the best for myself and three of my cousins. They had a better pattern (vs. Nitro and Win) with just about every choke we ran them through. The proof is in the flopping birds. These will give you the confidence you need to take down a nice bird. I'm not going to throw out distances because I keep it under 40 yards regardless. These are expensive, but after you pattern your gun, you'll only need them for tagging turkeys. Buy them now and take advantage of the rebate!
May 14, 2013