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View Poll Results: Why would you chose a Copper Bullet ?
Because it's Mandatory by Law 15 65.22%
Health concerns with Lead 0 0%
Deeper penetration than Lead bullets of same weight 6 26.09%
For more reliable expansion at all ranges 2 8.70%
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Thinking of Going Green ?

 
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:54 AM
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Thinking of Going Green ?

Now that the Federal Government is going after lead. Was wondering how many of you are considering Copper Bullets & Why ?
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:50 PM
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

Knowing what I know now, I'd check em all if you had it as an option.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:12 PM
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

Not till I absolutely have to, if ever. I live in MT for a reason.

So I didn't choose any. But 2, 3 and especially choice 4 made me laugh a little.

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:10 PM
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

I'm with you Broz the only thing is. If I was a betting man sometime in the future it will be required on all Federal Land, National Forests, BLM, School Trust Land & State Land. They did it to us on waterfowl change to all nontoxic shot. I can understand it on Wetlands but not on Field hunting Geese, since I can Pheasant hunt the same field with Lead shot here in Iowa for now. Now for choice 4 reliable expansion at long range, this is one area the bullet manufactures should be working on a high B.C. Copper bullet with reliable expansion for long range hunting, this is what I believe the market is missing & if any manufactures are listening could be a great opportunity. What got me thinking was this chart and penetration on various hunting bullets in 6.5mm bullets. Good Shooting & Hunting
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:16 PM
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

The only reason I would switch from lead would be because of some government regulation. Until then though I'm going to stick with lead. I will just make sure to not lick my bullets before seating them.
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

I just heard today that the only lead refining plant in the U.S. is going to have to shut down due to Obama's EPA REGULATIONS, lead is going to have to be imported for bullets, batteries etc. Imagine the freight cost on heavy lead prices will probably jump considerably.... Lead free may be our only option. And that really bites I hate lead free....
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:08 PM
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Re: Thinking of Going Green ?

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I'm with you Broz the only thing is. If I was a betting man sometime in the future it will be required on all Federal Land, National Forests, BLM, School Trust Land & State Land.
They are already making a movement to keep us all off any form of government land anyway. I think we have bigger problems. It is time to take a stand, enough is enough.

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