Copper coating smoothes the shots exit from the barrel. Reducing the number of deformed pellets reduces the number of ‘flyers’ (shot that goes wide of the target), increasing the number of pellets that reach the target. In turn the shot string and pattern density is maintained to target to ensure clean humane kills.
A full range of loads and shot sizes will mean there will be cover for all the quarry types, from small partridge and grouse to late season pheasants.
Eley Hawk Zenith is available in a wide variety of shot loads and 30, 32 and 36 gram load shot sizes 4, 5 and 6. Eley Hawk uniquely uses high end PSB powder which produces consistent burn rates from shot to shot – this ensures that the game shooter can rely on the cartridge performing shot to shot and helps the game shooter judge the amount of lead to produce better results for the game shooter.
Zenith speeds will achieve V1 (2.5m from muzzle) 1350 – 1380 FPS V2 18.5m from muzzle 1080 to 1100 fps.
These fast down range speeds have been achieved using consistent burning PSB powders, but deliver the best patterns possible.
Using a superior PSB powder ensures the shot load is not overblown causing the pattern to spread and cause the shooter to miss the target or ‘prick’ the bird and cause unnecessary suffering.
Consistent burning powder burn then ensures that the recoil on the lighter game gun is manageable and that the first shot recoil does not put the shooter off the second shot, improving the number of kills achieved in the field.
Unlike other copper plated products on the market, the shot sizes produced by Eley Hawk are true English shot sizes of 4, 5 and 6, ensuring the game shooter has the confidence to use the right load on the right quarry.
Eley Hawk has produced copper plated lead shot cartridges for well over 20 years – Zenith is the latest evolution in this outstanding history and heritage.