Green Ammo?? Tree Huggers Strike Again

Green Ammo?? Tree Huggers Strike Again

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    Unhappy Green Ammo?? Tree Huggers Strike Again

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    More choices?

    I have been to lead free gun ranges before, and I did not come out craving granola or tofu.

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    Whats wrong with being a tree hugger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krockett View Post
    Whats wrong with being a tree hugger?
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    I don't know what "green" ammo is, but I definitely see the benefits of lead-free ammo. Lead-free ammo is just as effective as normal ammo and lead IS harmful when inhaled.

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    I don't have a problem using non-lead bullets as long as the preform.

    We had to stop using lead shot when hunting waterfowl for 2 decades now.

    I don't see a problem with lead comtamination from rifle bullets and most hunting though.

    P.S. I am an enviromentalist and nature lover.
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    As long as they give comparable terminal performance, and they are reasonably priced, I wouldn't mind switching. Heck, in my big nasty Suburban I am burning Biodiesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagglebee View Post
    I don't know what "green" ammo is, but I definitely see the benefits of lead-free ammo. Lead-free ammo is just as effective as normal ammo and lead IS harmful when inhaled.
    Are you planning to inhale bullets? That's considered suicide I think.

    I've read in Guns and Ammo about lead tests on their writers who shoot guns more than most of us here. Their tests came in average. I'll have to look and see if I can find the article so I have my facts straight.
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    I don't care what color my bullets are, red, green, blue or yellow!

    Seriously though, there is no definitive study that I know of that says lead bullets used in hunting are a health hazard. If another material can be found to use, that works as well as lead and is not cost prohibitive then fine, I'd switch for most purposes. Black powder hunting is not one of them though. My rifle is the old caplock style and is not designed for shooting anything but a lead round ball. Neither is my cap and ball 1851 Navy Colt replica. Some guns are not designed for "alternative" ammo.

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    don't lick your bullets while smoking and you will be fine
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    I don't care of people want to buy lead-free bullets. I don't think that makes you some kind of outcast. But, I think the controversy is over whether or not lead bullets should be banned, which I would not support.

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    Dr. Joseph Graziano, interim department chair of environmental health sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, said the public should switch away from lead bullets -- even if the research is still developing.

    "It's hard to imagine that you could make a bullet out of something more toxic than lead," he said.
    How about if we switch to mercury bullets? That's what's in the compact fluorescent light bulbs that the environmentalists say we should switch to, so they must be OK with it.

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    well, when "Soy" Bullets get cheap enough to plink with (say 1000 rounds for $100) I will buy'em
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    Environmentalism is not about saving the environment at all but all about about political control. It warps and twists every issue with which it comes in contact and costs American consumers piles of money unnecessarily. I don't want to trash the environment but I loathe anything to do with the hokey green movement and the ignorant who follow it as a religion. This green ammo business is about making it difficult for firearms ownership.

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    It looks like they are talking about using copper bullets. If that is the case, I would imagine those to be quite expensive. Just from a quick google, It appears that copper is about than 3 times more expensive than lead. Thats quite a cost jump.
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    Remember there are other shooters out there too. We have to support them as well if we hope to have a voice. I'm not so sure my choice of firearms could be used anymore if lead were to be banned. Don't think that a lead ban is not on the horizon.

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