What Is Tungsten Heavy Alloy Hunting Shot?
Tungsten heavy alloy hunting shot is used as the shot of shotgun. A shotgun is a firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder. The shot pellets from a shotgun spread upon leaving the barrel and the power of the burning charge is divided among the pellets, which means that the energy of any one ball of shot is fairly low. In a hunting context, tungsten heavy alloy hunting shot makes shotguns useful primarily for hunting birds and other small games.
Why Use Tungsten Heavy Alloy Hunting Shot ?
High density, great hardness and resistance to high temperature make tungsten heavy alloy to be one of the most sought-after materials for shotgun pellets in history. The density of tungsten is about 18g/cm3, only gold, platinum, and a few other rare metals have a similar density. It is denser than any other shot material, including lead, steel or bismuth. To understand how the density factors into performance, let us look at two spheres about the same size, a golf ball and a ping-pong ball. The golf ball is far denser and will fly farther and hit harder. Now reduce that size down to two single No. 4 pellets, one is steel and the others are tungsten alloy. Get the picture? The tungsten heavy alloy hunting shot will fly farther, hit harder and penetrate deeper. That means more birds, farther out, with fewer cripples. Another unique property of tungsten heavy alloy hunting shot is that it is non- toxic, environmentally friendly and is safe for people to handle and work with.