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Offline MarkTHartwell

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Nature Friendly Ammo
« on: August 10, 2021, 12:26:10 AM »
 I've heard about ammo that dissolves and is friendly to nature. Does anyone know more about this ammo, and more important, what it is called?

Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: Nature Friendly Ammo
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2021, 06:13:56 AM »
Questions like yours are best solved with a simple 'Net search.

There are several kinds of "green ammo" ...

https://www.ammoandbullet.com/environmental-friendly-ammunition/

https://sofrep.com/gear/environmentally-friendly-ammo-the-green-bullet/

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a24690/us-military-biodegradable-ammo/

In terms of muzzleloaders, there are many alternatives to lead or lead-alloy balls by simply using other "environment friendly" metals.

I will NOT use "green ammo" - I see no societal benefits, nor do I believe in "forever" global warming. 
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Online Soonerlonbow

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Re: Nature Friendly Ammo
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 04:54:33 PM »
Not to mention that lead is a natural substance. Lead in shot shell form near waterfowl areas is one thing, because of the way birds eat with their gizzards, they have the potential to swallow expended shot then grind it into their blood stream. Carrion birds feeding on the carcasses of deer of hunted critters shot with high velocity ammunition have some risk of poisoning because of the velocity of the projectile causes extreme fragmentation discarding small bits of lead. However, low velocity projectiles and hardened lead have less of a potential contamination problem. This is due in part to the fact that the bullets rarely remain inside the critter, and also rarely exhibit extreme fragments to be lost inside the cavity.