HeviShot HEVI-Metal Shotshells & 3-inch HEVI-Steel Recall & Warning

Important Message From Hevi-Shot Ceo, Ralph Nauman!

3-inch HEVI-Steel Shotshells
3-inch HEVI-Steel Shotshells
HEVI-Shot Ammunition
HEVI-Shot Ammunition

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- At temperatures below freezing, our 12-gauge, 3-inch HEVI-Metal and HEVI-Steel shotshell wads may crack on ignition. This may cause a “squib load”, with an off sound and reduced power.

While this squib load will not damage your gun in any way, it can result in a wad stuck in your barrel, because the force of some of these shells may not be strong enough to push the wad all the way out of the muzzle.

The danger comes if you fire again without clearing a stuck wad from your barrel. This can cause barrel damage or injury.

If you hear an off sound with no power, please stop shooting!

First, unload your gun – and then check your barrel for obstructions before you fire again!

Please do not shoot these shotshells. Instead, please contact us for replacement shells. We have fixed this problem in current production.

After we were contacted about squib loads, we began an intensive investigation that led to an understanding of the problem by the evening of 19 November 2014. We want to get this notice out to our customers immediately. Please share it with your hunting friends.

The wads we bought between July and mid-November used a low-density polyethylene plastic. We switched yesterday to a linear low density polyethylene, which performs safely in all weather, including very cold weather. To understand the difference, please go to: http://www.primepolymer.co.jp/english/technology/material/pe/05.html

Only 12-gauge, 3-inch HEVI-Steel or HEVI-Metal shotshells with these lot numbers may have the problem:

  • 201576 – 201584
  • 301571 – 301609
  • 401335 – 401345
  • 500001 – 500016
  • 201600 – 201637
  • 301643 – 301659
  • 401381 – 401422
  • 201640 – 201659
  • 301672 – 301689
  • 401437 – 401463
  • 201665 – 201671
  • 301698 – 301701
  • 401466 – 401486
  • 201677 – 201680
  • 301713 – 301722
  • 401489 – 401504
  • 201683 – 201699
  • 301725 – 301726
  • 401507 – 401519
  • 201702 – 201722
  • 301730 – 301734
  • 201732 – 201736

The lot number is stamped on the inside top flap of your box of shotshells.

Our highest priories are your safety and your satisfaction with our products. We will do everything we can to get you the product you deserve if you contact us for replacement shells. For your safety, when you contact us we will arrange to have UPS pick up your unused shells (please put them in a shippable cardboard box such as our master carton) at no charge to you, and we will ship your replacement shells to you at no charge.

Contact Kelly Sorensen, VP of Sales and Marketing by phone: 541.367.3522, or by email: [email protected] www.hevishot.com

Ralph Nauman
CEO
HEVI-Metal Shotshells
HEVI-Metal Shotshells
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    Johnny Albright
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    Johnny Albright

    I just received a call from Beretta telling me my barrel on my Xtreme is bulging and it would cost me for repair for ammo malfunction not covered under warranty. Please reply

    nelson
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    nelson

    these shells are bad news. I will never use another hevi steel shell again. I was hunting with my 15 year old son when my barrel blew up. what a way to end the season. not only was it my favorite gun my son doesn’t even want to hunt anymore.

    richard lowery
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    richard lowery

    hi; your wrong about only these numbers,i had one today that blooped.got the wad out with a stick finally.ihad to dismantle the gun to get the unburned powder out so my gun would fire again.i bought 5 cases of these so ????.
    the lot number is 610193 so this is not just confined to your listed numbers.

    waiting to hear from you richard

    Justin
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    Justin

    I’ve shot heavy metal for years and have had this happen several times only in cold weather usually when I have my best hunts. I purchased a case before the 2015 2016 duck season thinking that they had worked out all the problems with the squib loads but they have not had it happen over 5 times in a week this past season cost me several birds ,several hunts turned bad. I will be shooting Rio from here on still had a few boxes of heavy metal left I trashed them ain’t looking for a refund, but it would be… Read more »

    John tarver
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    John tarver

    My beretta Caremark barrel exploded this morning. What can you do to help???

    John LaSerra
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    John LaSerra

    My SBE 2 BLEW A HUGE HOLE IN THE BARREL LAST WEEK IN KANSAS. THERE WAS 3 OF US IN THE BLIND AND COULD HAVE BEEN TRAGIC. THESE SHELLS WERE PURCHASED THE END OF LAST YEARS SEASON. BARRELS FOR THE SBE2 ARE OVER 600 DOLLARS I HAD TO BUY A NEW SBE2 AT A GUN STORE IN KANSAS TO CONTINUE MY WEEK OF DUCK AND GOOSE HUNTING. THE COST WAS OVER 1800 DOLLARS. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO COMPENSATE MY LOSS? TALK ABOUT MAD *^€¥!#.

    Hollis Land
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    Hollis Land

    Just returned from Missouri duck hunting and very disturbed about the quality of Hevi-Metal shells. First, had one to go poof in my Beretta and the guide suggested that I check the muzzle and sure enough the wad was stuck in the barrell! A few minutes later my Son in laws gun did the same and the wading lodged in the barrel as well! I had both my grandsons shooting 20 gauge Hevi Metal and was fearful of them firing there guns! Not only did this situation ruin our hunt but we paid a premium price for these shells expecting… Read more »

    Jay Hill
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    Jay Hill

    Where can I find the lot number on the shell box. I was on a guided hunt Friday and guide told me not to shoot my Hevi-Metal shells.

    Jon Nettleton
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    Jon Nettleton

    Mine went pop, hiss, then melted in a blob in my new Benelli SBE2. I won’t be buying these again.

    Frank Catania
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    Frank Catania

    i appreciate the sincere effort being made by HeavyMetal to rectify this problem. A few years agoI had a problem with some Federal Shells pulling apart (the brass from the plastic shotshell) and they too sent me replacements, even a bonus 2 boxes! I have checked my HeavyShot Shells and fortunately for me mine are not listed in the recall order, I actually think I purchased them last January or Spring. I can sympathize with those of you that had problems with these shells – when those Federals went bad it ruined my hunt but fortunately my gun was not… Read more »

    Chris T
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    Chris T

    Returned mine last week but no word on when I will receive replacements…

    Daniel Miles
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    Daniel Miles

    Have 1 case hevi-metal lot 301574 that as recall on it.

    Thomas Wheeler
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    Thomas Wheeler

    A little to late now My 28in barrel is ruined . It’s bulged now due to a squid load shooting my 3in Mossberg auto.
    In the heat of the moment shooting multiple birds quick action trigger who’s gonna realize it so fast .
    Not only my hunt went bad but my Season is gone now due to these !!!!
    Sincerely Pissed Off Customer !!!!
    I wonder how Kent’s Fasteel are .

    Kelly
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    Kelly

    These shells ruined my son’s beretta and we were wondering what type of resolution you received?

    Eric
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    Eric

    thats why reloaders generally group shells by weight, You can weigh and see a variance and know somethings wrong.

    Bubba
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    Bubba

    I know that this may be inconvenient, however they are stepping up to the plate and replacing the ammo at no cost. Other manufacturers have had a lot more problems and refuse to publicly announce it and step up to the plate. Just my 2 cents

    Dennis bayles
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    Dennis bayles

    Where is the quality control? You would think a shell manufacturer would have the best QC inspection, especially at these prices! Why should we, as the consumer have to go through the trouble to ship? Why can’t we return to the middle man, where we bought the shells and get a free exchange? If you want to be the best, act like it!

    Barry
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    Barry

    So I’m in Canada right now and had problems with these shells this morning. They have bumps on the sides and will not load in my semi-auto. Just returned to the lodge, and I guess I have to shoot my cheap stuff tomorrow. Guessi will try to figure this out when I return to the states.

    Jon
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    Jon

    Just what I wanted to see 4 days before season begins. Guess I’ll have to go buy a case of Kent’s tomorrow

    Jamie Clemons
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    Jamie Clemons

    I would say either contact the manufacturer or the place that sold it to you.

    Zac
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    Zac

    How do I return a full case that I have?

    Wesley Sheets
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    Wesley Sheets

    Great I have a whole case. ShIt!

    wade youngs
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    wade youngs

    What are you going to do for those of us who trashed boxes of shells? I had 3 boxes I tossed away, and only 1 box still here.

    jesse campbell
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    jesse campbell

    What are u going to do for those of us who had this problem and it ruined a hunt?