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Postby kwak » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:34 am

hi great forum

are any of you using hevisteel??

i am using it and love it
several shots out to 40yds or so
with great results.
im using 3" #6 :thumbsup:
no blood no glory
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Postby mud duck » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:00 am

I shot through a box of Kent Tungsten today. I dumped it in my pocket and mixed it with #2 fast steel. The birds I hit with Tungsten went down and did not need many follow ups. However, the penetration was greater and I think I had more damaged meet than with the steel. I can't really verify this because I didn't pay that much attention, but it's just a hunch. I'll keep buying the hevi stuff from time to time, but will have to stick to high velocity steel for most of my shooting.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:16 am

I had good success with Hevi-Steel 4's on ducks. Ran through four boxes.

Now I am shooting Hevi-Steel 2's and B's and they are hanging up in my SBE. Drives me nuts. I have heard of others via shooting forums with the same problem. I can shoot light upland loads, Fasteel 3's and (yesterday) Fasteel 3.5's no problem so I am pretty sure my gun just doesn't like these loads. It's too bad because I think they do have more killing power than steel and for an affordable price to boot.
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Postby mud duck » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:22 pm

I had certain shells haning up in my nova (especially winchester and remingtons) all last year. I could only shoot faststeel and high quality federal's without hanging. After dumping my gun in the drink, I broke it all down and cleaned and lubed it up to a better than new state. I can shoot anything now without a hitch.
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Postby Benelli boys » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:52 pm

i have been shootin geese with the b's and im just foldin em hard i :getdown: found a pellet in a bird it flattened out like lead awsome stuff just wish i could find somone local that had 3 1/2's been 3's
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Postby mjlduckman » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:59 pm

I tried them in 3" #4's for the first time this past weekend. They worked great and no need for water swattin the cripples like with some steel loads.
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