Has anybody opened up a Hevi-Metal longer range load to see what size the Bismuth shot is and counted the pellets on each type of shot? On some of the duplex load advertisements the ammo manufacturers show a percentage but they don't say if it is a percentage by weight or by pellet count. Hevi-Shot Hevi-Metal Longer-Range Shotgun Shells use a blend of 30% high-density bismuth shot, layered over 70% steel shot, which increases range and lethality over standard Hevi-Metal loads. Steel pellets are coated with dry-film lubricant for corrosion resistance. For the 30% of bismuth shot to give longer range to a steel shot load the bismuth shot would have to be superior ballistics wise compered the the steel shot size it is duplex-ed with. By duplexing bismuth shot with a steel shot load that will lower the pellet count compared to the same weight and size of a steel shot load. If the 30% bismuth is superior to the steel shot then you would be counting on 30% of the shot to be doing the killing at longer range. If anybody has a Hevi-Metal Longer Range load they could open up and do a pellet count and size measurement on both types of shot and could post it on here that would be great. If I know the pellet sizes and densities I can run them through KPY to show the differences in speed, energy and penetration at 35 yards and 50 yards. For EMI to advertise that adding Bismuth to the new Hevi-Metal Longer Range makes it have longer range than the older Hevi-Metal, pretty much shows that what they called Hevi-Shot in the old Hevi-Metal was no where near being the good old 12g/cc Hevi-Shot.