Lead poisoning from eating game shot with lead core bullets?

RockyMtnMT

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I am in the process of locating a source to make us some Hammer Bullets copper Moscow Mule cups. Can't wait!!!
 

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Copper is simply not safe. We had a bunch of Moscow Mules after a freezing (but fruitful) late fall fishing trip, and I could tell immediately that my nervous system was affected by the copper. My companions were similarly discomposed. Hearing was affected too as we were talking and laughing really loudly, so essentially a whole-brain insult. We usually had a couple of glasses of wine, so everything but the copper is eliminated. I should publish an observational study.
 
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This thread is making me hungry so I decided to defrost an antelope chops for lunch. It was harvested with 175 Matrix VLD.

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Briefly marinated in sweet and tangy seasoned gourmet rice vinegar, seasoned with togarashi, and deep-fried. No plating necessary. YUM! :p

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Sir, STOP, you cannot eat that lead infested and toxic piece of meat, it is unhealthy.

Please send it my way so I can properly dispose of it. Raw or cooked dont matter, I'll male sure it ia properly taken care of. LOL
 

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Its obvious that for some, it's like politics, divisive. We all choose to believe as we wish and we all ought respect others opinions. If we are students, we will acknowledge we don't know it all but can learn, even from differing views. Yet we are all here to learn and share a wealth of knowledge and experience to further our sport and our abilities. Let's keep that in focus.
Well said, Sir!
 

Rodt23

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Lead has been removed from gas, house paint, children's toys , and most other consumer items for concern over human vulnerability to incidental exposure. I figure that if they take it out of things that I don't ingest, I probably shouldn't use it for things that I plan to eat. I have been using lead free ammunition for rifle and shotgun hunting for years and while it took me awhile to get used steel for waterfowl I think the loads have come a long way. I like the mono bullets that I reload from Barnes and Nosler because they hold together extremely well and I haven't lost an animal yet when I used copper bullets.
 

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Copper rifle and shotgun ammo is all but outlawed in California - because of a doctored up condor study and politics more than science. Waterfowl maybe... but that's another story. I've been forced to switch to lead arrows. Taking shorter shots but they hit with force! ;)
 

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Well if we're getting into showing furry kid pics, this is my grandpuppy. Best huntin buddy a guy could ask for. Grouse and Quail hunting machine since she was 6 mo old. This fall we start on ducks. Can't have her around when target shooting. She will try to retrieve the target or clay bird pieces.
GREAT FORM........TEN!!!!
 

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I grew up in a country household with seven brothers and sisters. We had three freezers, and each winter we butchered and packaged about 800 pounds of venison as rump roasts, steaks, filets and mixed with pork to make sausage. All the whitetail deer were killed with jacketed lead bullets made by Winchester, Western, Peters and Remington. We leavened our diet with turkey, dove and an occasional varmint killed with lead shot. We melted lead from car batteries on our kitchen stove to make sinkers for trot lines and usually gathered together in the kitchen to drink coffee and talk while we did it, lead fumes and all. I worked for Texas Nuclear as a welder for three years making source heads for radioisotopes and operated a lead smelter to fill the heads. I've used more lead solder in my shop than I could guess. My father was the wisest man I ever knew, and died at 98. My older siblings all made it into their 70s and 80s. I will be 77 in a few months, I teach engineering and physics, and am physically active. My point is that I suspect I have had more exposure to lead than 99.9% of the population. While not scientific, the family group sample including my mother and father extended over 50 years, and is significant. None of us are/were cognitively impaired, or showed any disabilities atypical of normal aging. For what it is worth.....
 

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I grew up in a country household with seven brothers and sisters. We had three freezers, and each winter we butchered and packaged about 800 pounds of venison as rump roasts, steaks, filets and mixed with pork to make sausage. All the whitetail deer were killed with jacketed lead bullets made by Winchester, Western, Peters and Remington. We leavened our diet with turkey, dove and an occasional varmint killed with lead shot. We melted lead from car batteries on our kitchen stove to make sinkers for trot lines and usually gathered together in the kitchen to drink coffee and talk while we did it, lead fumes and all. I worked for Texas Nuclear as a welder for three years making source heads for radioisotopes and operated a lead smelter to fill the heads. I've used more lead solder in my shop than I could guess. My father was the wisest man I ever knew, and died at 98. My older siblings all made it into their 70s and 80s. I will be 77 in a few months, I teach engineering and physics, and am physically active. My point is that I suspect I have had more exposure to lead than 99.9% of the population. While not scientific, the family group sample including my mother and father extended over 50 years, and is significant. None of us are/were cognitively impaired, or showed any disabilities atypical of normal aging. For what it is worth.....
Your point is well taken. Toxicity studies are extreme, meaning as much as you could ingest of the lead in this case. I have been around lead alot, plumbing years ago, reloading and shooting for 40+ years.....
 

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For a group of people who obsess over scientific date relating to ballistics, who are willing to argue all day long about published vs. real ballistic coefficients and other minutiae based purely in science... We sure are willing to accept the antidotal “my pappy ate lead and he turned out fine so lead is harmless to all”. I am not convinced that there is no harm. I do not think it should be banned. I do not shoot solid copper. I wonder how the people of Flint, MI would weigh in on this?
 

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