NEW!! Remington Hevi-Shot Buckshot


January 15, 2003, 05:09 PM
This is from Remington's Website:

Premier® HEVI·SHOT® Buckshot
Now deer hunters can enjoy the superior performance characteristics of HEVI·SHOT. Introducing Premier HEVI·SHOT Buckshot loads composed of a proprietary tungsten-based alloy, HEVI·SHOT pellets are 10% heavier than lead. Testing at Remington® has shown a 40% tighter pattern at 40 yards compared to standard lead buckshot. Even more impressive, the penetration is 18% deeper giving deer hunters performance unlike anything ever produced.

New Index No. PRHS12B00
12 Gauge
2 3/4" Shell Length
1325 Velocity (ft/sec)
00 Shot Size
9 Pellet Count

Remington Hevi-Shot Buckshot (

Has anyone here tried this Buckshot yet?

I think I am going to pattern it for my HD Shotgun and have a three way comparison between:
Express 2 3/4" 9 pellet 00 buckshot
Nickel plated 2 3/4" 9 pellet 00 buckshot
Hevi-Shot 2 3/4" 9 pellet 00 buckshot

40% tighter groups sounds pretty good!

FWIW They also have some New 7/8 oz High Velocity Slugs.


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January 15, 2003, 05:20 PM
I may have to pick up a box when I see it, just to give it a try. Thanks for the heads up!

January 15, 2003, 06:07 PM
If it works anything like Hevi for waterfowl the buckshot shooters are going to go nuts for this stuff. It ought to penetrate a deer completely broadside at buckshot ranges with OO pellets:what:

$2 a bang should go over a little easier with deer hunters too.

January 16, 2003, 11:08 AM
OK next question.

Anyone know where I can buy some?


January 19, 2003, 03:05 PM
Since hevi-shot is like 20% heavier than lead, does this mean that each 00 pellet will weigh more than 54 grains?

January 20, 2003, 09:35 PM
No one knows, eh?

January 20, 2003, 10:18 PM
Yes, but Buckshot will still suck compared to slugs.

What is needed is a Brenneke designed "Hevi Slug!"


January 21, 2003, 01:24 AM
Buckshot is MUCH superior to slugs within it's effective range (which varies depending on pattern, etc). Close range Buckshot will ALWAYS be king. Slugs suck compared to buckshot.

January 21, 2003, 11:22 AM
True. More wounds channels.

I think the Hevi - Shot is 10% heavier than lead not 20%.


January 21, 2003, 10:28 PM
Hmmm, I wonder is that means each 00 pellet weighs 60 grains instead of 54?

May 24, 2003, 03:26 PM
Anyone try this stuff out in the field yet?

May 24, 2003, 08:21 PM
Buckshot is MUCH superior to slugs within it's effective range

Problem is that range is always far shorter than you think.

40 yards is MAXIMUM Bucksot range at best.

Better to use slugs at all ranges.

May 25, 2003, 09:28 AM
40 yards is MAXIMUM Bucksot range at best.

Maybe for you, bub. With my vang comp I can do 60 yards with buck no problem.

May 26, 2003, 09:27 AM
60 yards with buck shot? you must have a barrel that is chocked very tight. How do you keep from deforming the buck shot? It would seem that deformed shot would not have a consistent pattern. You are not trying to pull an old mans leg woud you? :)

May 26, 2003, 02:13 PM

May 26, 2003, 10:30 PM
It DOESN'T MATTER how tight your pattern is!

Buckshot bleeds velocity like crazy!

You might hit, but you will only wound.

Proof? Look at how much a .50 caliber lead ball looses and how FAST it loses that velocity.

000 buck is only .36 and will not do as well as that .50 caliber ball!

Al Thompson
May 26, 2003, 11:18 PM
I dunno - I've killed deer with buck and slugs. Slugs work much better. In Jan I triple tapped a good sized hog with slugs and buck (#1). The buck didn't penetrate worth beans while the slugs did.

No more buck for me unless it's deer or smaller and only if required - like a dog drive.

HD finds buck in my shotguns.

May 27, 2003, 02:32 AM
First time I saw anything about Hevi Shot I figured it would make a lot of sense for a Home Defense load. It is harder and denser than lead, so for given shot size it gives tighter pattern and deeper penetration. It also retains velocity better (higher SD=higher BC with roundball).

I like OO buck but 9 pellets don't give good pattern density at any range once shot has spread out, based on my understanding of SG's pattern density is VERY important. IMHO the reason buckshot works well most of the time in real world is that it is probably used at much closer range than most people think (ie I'm guessing under 7yards most of the time just like handguns). When I shoot paper and only get two or three pellets in vitals it doesn't inspire much confidence (I would feel better about two or three hits of 38 special RNL). Gun loonies need to realize that most people using SG's for social purposes don't have Vang comps, so are probably lucky if they have a good pattern density at past 10 or so yards.

I think a low recoil or standard power load using heavy shot and No.4 buck would be excellent for HD. And that O or No.1 Buck in heavy shot could replace OO as standard for LE.

As another poster mentioned pellets lose velocity quickly. Your probably lucky if MV is better than 1100-1200 fps from shortbarreled SG, at 50 or 60 yards I would guess it has slowed down to 600-800 fps ar best. Think 22 CB energy levels per pellet.

May 27, 2003, 02:33 AM
Al Thompson: What size buck and what range?

Dave McCracken
May 27, 2003, 05:54 AM
Buck works well when it all hits the target, and when it can penetrate enough to reach the vitals.

The idea of heavier pellets intrigues me. Using say, #1 buck with its higher pellet count but having a pellet weight similar to 00 would constitute a significant improvement in performance.

Trouble is, buck will ALWAYS be a close range tool. At best, the tight patterns and heavier pellets may add 5 yards, at a semi educated and optimistic guess.

May 27, 2003, 08:46 AM
Hevi adds 20+ yards to #6 shot on birds, and that increases with pellet size. Patterns are going to be the key to killing at extended range with Hevi, keep the pattern dense enough and the ranges it will penetrate enough to kill would boggle the mind. #2 Hevi kills full winter plumed snows and darks at 100 laser ranged yards, kills them GYD, and less than 15% of the pellets are recovered in the birds. Think about that.........

Cops will not go to a lighter buck, and that is for one simple reason: car glass.

Al Thompson
May 27, 2003, 09:26 AM
It was #1 buckshot at about 15 feet. Details are here:

May 27, 2003, 02:39 PM
Looked at the web site for vangcomp barrels, going to order one of them for my Ruger 10/22. With one of them vangcomp barrels on my 22 I should be able to hunt bears with it out to 60 yards. :). I might even give up my old Rem. 308. Sense I won't be needing it anymore :).

May 27, 2003, 03:01 PM
Thanks Al.

February 11, 2008, 12:41 AM
Ok I for one am not usually a shotgunner when it comes to hunting deer . I can tell you this . I was on a deer stand last year which has about a 200 yard shot . I usually hunt with my .300 magnum always but it had a problem and was at my gunsmiths shop . The only backup rifle I had was a SKS with a 4 power scope . It was raining and a buck stepped out in front of me at about 50 yards . With all the rain and humidity I couldn't even pick up the deer in the scope to get a shot . I was a bit upset about this so the next day I brought my late dads Remington 1100 and setup waiting on this deer to make the same move . A squirrel started barking just like it did the day before on my right and I figured it had to be the deer coming in to cross again . Suddenly to my surprise a buck stepped out further downrange . I didn't even think about having a shotgun . I just aimed and shot like I usually would with a rifle . The deer fell like a dropped sack of potatoes ! When I walked it out ( and this is no bull___ ) I had hit and killed the deer at 110 yards . The 1100 was full choke using 3" mag 000 Winchester buckshot . Only one buckshot hit the deer in the top of the head . When I approached him I was waiting for him to spring up and run but he didn't . When I got close enough to look I could barely see a little of his brains hanging out . Just in case I popped him two more times behind the ear with my .22 pistol . This is a true story !!! I'm not saying if another one came out that far again I could do the same . All I can say is the good Lord above guided that one buckshot . It sure didn't have anything to do with skill thats for sure . Take care all and God bless , Sumawolf

February 3, 2010, 10:04 PM

Great story! My first deer w/ a shotgun was taken with buck. 40 yards, OO el-cheapo stuff, 3 pellets hit, one lung, one neck, one right in the back of the head. Not a step further!

Man, I REAAAAALLLLY dont like the lucky pellet theory, though a lot of guys buy into it and hold on.

BLAIN- 60 yards with buck and a specialized setup seems great. For me, and a standard setup, I wouldnt use buck past 30 or 40. I have seen too many aweful patterns surprise guys at the range. the average 3 or 4 marginal hits with 30 caliber roundballs at 50 yards doesnt get me all warm and tingly about the round. However, if you ahve a special setup, that gets you good results WAY WAY out to 60 yards, terrific!

I'll just have to settle for my "far far inferior" brenneke slugs or copper solids that are only quite devastating on deer, and PLENTY accurate, out to, oh, about double that.

Buckshot is terrific up close, but its not a whit superior to a slug on deer at any range unless you cant shoot. And I dont think thats you.

February 4, 2010, 09:58 AM
110 yards with buck shot? I am going to say wow. I see now that one pellet hit the head. So I buy it.

February 4, 2010, 10:13 AM
As stated above, "Slugs suck compared to buckshot" - on a deer - not really. On dangerous game there is no comparison. A hard cast Brenneke will penetrate about 4 feet and leave a .730 inch plus hole in its wake. The "buckshot" may just get you killed. Even the much more "effective" Dixie Tri-Ball will not get you that kind of terminal performance but it is much better than OO or OOO.

February 4, 2010, 11:38 AM
Wow, a 7 year old thread; quite a necro. Hadn't thought about Blain and his "ultimate" shotgun in a while, that was one hilarious thread.

Anyway, is Remington still producing Hevi-Shot buck? Do they sell it to reloaders? Anyone seen good testing of it, from Brassfetchers or someone?

February 4, 2010, 01:19 PM
You can get Hevi 00 from Ballistic Products and its mighty expensive.

February 4, 2010, 06:05 PM
Come on guys! Man up and shoot the Tri Ball load from Dixie Slugs! You bunch of panty waists! Three 20 ga balls will fix your small ball penetration problems!

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