Eley Hawk is going for a hat trick of three awards in 2019 after being shortlisted as Finalists by the Editors of Shooting Gazette, Sporting Gun, Shooting Times and ShootingUK website as finalists for not one but two categories in the Shooting Awards 2019. Best Clay Cartridge and Best Game Cartridge for 2019.
This comes less than 2 months after Titanium was shortlisted as the best ammunition in the The Great British British Shooting Awards
The nomination for Best Clay Cartridge Titanium Strike reflects the successful launch for the new product, an excellent review by the guru of cartridges Richard Atkins and performing incredible feats of ballistics through the gun of Steve Clark with clays out at 122 yards at SouthDown Gun Club and some fantastic slo-motion footage captured this summer.
The nomination of Zenith for Best Game cartridge in 2019 , cements the reputation of this high-performance game shell and is a testament to the previous award win in 2017 and the phenomenal take-up of the shell with British game shooters since then. The product range having been extended with "Hi-Bird" versions of 34 and 36-gram varients has widened the appeal of the range and the copper coated game shot has been proven to work well.
The crucial next step will be the vote by the British shooting public who will vote online all the way up to the event at the NEC The Great British Shooting Show.
Once all the votes are counted a prize giving event will be held at the Hilton Metropole during the British Shooting Show 2019 where the winners and runners up will be announced.
Speaking of the nominations Eduardo Hernando Managing Director said “ It’s fantastic news that both our flagship game and clay cartridges have made it as finalists in these awards. The editors of the publications I am sure had many to choose from and we are honoured they have seen fit to place our products before the Great British shooting public to vote."
“The production team at Eley Hawk have done a great job in delivering these products and making the finalist stage for these awards really highlights all the positive work they do day in and day out at Eley Hawk here at our Sutton Coldfield factory.” It is a real testament to British innovation, skills and knowhow that has run through the DNA of the company for 190 years and more fitting given that have just celebrated this anniversary in 2018.
Titanium Strike has been built to exacting standards and in cooperation with shooters in the UK. The product features Nickel Coated lead shot in European shot sizes, a 25mm Nickel Head, European shot sizes the A type wad and signature primer is included. The Product shoots well due to it’s PSB +3 powder which burns progressively to build the speed up to 1425 fps (muzzle velocity)
Zenith Game range has been radically transformed with the inclusion of Hi-Bird varients which made their debut during the 2018 game season and are making excellent progress in the market. The copper coated shot has increased the effectiveness at range and even with full chokes the pattern density has been proven to be improved as less shot gets deformed as it makes its way down the barrel.
Product Information - Zenith Copper Game Shot Game Cartridge
Designed as the very best in the Eley Hawk range for game shooting loaded in a 30, 32, 34 and 36 gram loads with fibre and photodegradable wads for the most demanding game shooter.
Copper Coated Shot
Copper coated lead shot is a cutting edge solution which radically improves the pattern density by creating a protective barrier around the lead to ensure it flys well to the quarry - the coating is 0.08mm thick which still ensures that once it reaches the quarry that energy transference is achieved.
PSB +3 powders
Deliver smooth recoil, progressive slow burn characteristics and deliver consistency from shot to shot.
True English Shot sizes
Shot size matters - it delivers the expected number of pellets in the load, the correct knock down power and shot cloud density ratio to produce the expected result on game birds shot in the British Isles.
Product Information - Titanium strike Clay Cartridge
Launched as a high velocity and performance load it will be loaded in 28-gram and significantly in 24-gram versions in shot size 7.5 Ni (2.4mm).
Nickel coated shot
This cartridge will have nickel coated lead shot and also features a high 25 mm nickel head brass for ease of ejection. The use of nickel coated shot has several benefits;
a) It creates a protective coating around the shot, so less deformed pellets occur at initial ignition, as well as, protecting the pellets as they travel down the barrel.
b) The shot flies down range towards the clay in a uniform pattern with fewer flyers (off-target pellets).
c) The shot is also hardened by the application of an innovative alloy coating. This increases the breaking power, especially the harder bio-degradable clays.
PSB +3 Powders
The PSB + powders used by Eley Hawk are progressive slow burn powders which burn evenly and reduce recoil. The powders are also graded to burn consistently shot to shot thereby providing an even performance throughout a round of clays.
A Type Wad
The "A type" wad provides excellent shot string distribution, improved recoil reduction and strong dense patterns at all ranges.
This will be launched as a high-velocity load in 28 gram shot size 7.5 (2.4 mm) and 8 shot (2.3mm) These continental shot sizes are slightly larger than the standard shot sizes and give the shooter extra breaking power.
16 mm Nickel Head
The 16mm Nickel head is engineered to provide a solid base for propelling the load and deliver a smooth cartridge ejection for the shooter.
PSB +3 powders
PSB +3 powder has been used which is engineered in-house for high velocity and ultra smooth recoil.
"A-Type" Plastic and Kleena fibre wads
The cartridges will be loaded with the “A-type” plastic wad system which delivers outstanding clay breaks with recoil and shot cushioning for superior patterns.
The long history of “Kleena” wads originally pioneered by Eley Hawk used within the fibre version are excellent at providing clean barrels and intense patterns.
The meticulous balance between the wad, powder, shot and pressures generated in the chamber and resulting speeds have all be carefully balanced to ensure superior patterning at all ranges.