Lead-free ammunition for shooting gallery and hunting
In modern hunting practice lead-free ammunition plays an ever more significant part. Many hunting territories have put a ban on ammunition containing lead. This means that hunters need to resort to lead-free ammunition if they wish to hunt in these grounds. Our online shop gives you the opportunity to buy lead-free hunting ammunition. We carry a selection of the most common cailbres, .30-06 Spr., .308 Winor8 x 57 IS.
The bullet material of lead-free ammunition
Renouncment of lead as a bullet component makes it impossible to find residues of lead in venison or in the environment. This is the decisive reason why lead-free ammunition has been introduced for hunting weapons. Instead of lead other metals such as nickel, zinc or copper serve as components of the bullet's material. In comparison to leaded ammunition the alternative types of bullets have the following characteristics:
- Copper bullets are softer than leaded bullets
- Tombak or nickel plated jacketed bullets are comparable to leaded ammunition being a combination of softer and harder bullet cores.
- Brass and bronze bullets are harder than leaded bullets
By now initial doubts about the efficacy of such ammunition have given way to general approval. However, if you decide on using lead-free ammunition you should not use it alongside with leaded ammunition on the same weapon since some shotgun barrels are not adapted to firing different ammunition types in alteration.
Bullet impact of lead-free ammunition
Common hunting bullets either have a deformation or a splintering projectile. These two types of projectile have a different impact on the hit game. Deformation projectiles are almost 100 % mass solid but will in general change their outer form being made to disrupt into four equally shaped bulges by their plastic or hollow tip. The projectile's diameter is thereby almost doubled. When shooting from a longer distance the ballistic impact is decelerated.and is then comparable to that of a full metal jacket..
By contrast shattering bullets retain neither mass nor form. Their particular design (prefragmented and containing predetermined breaking points) cause the frontal part to splinter into sharp-edged fragments. The aim here is to destroy vital vessels and organs. On impact the bullet loses some 20% of its mass. The rearward core of the projecticle remains mass and form stable at 75 to 80% and provides safe exit of the bullet.
We carry lead-free ammunition by the following manufacturers (in alphabetical order):
Which documents do I need to be entitled to buy hunting ammunition?
To process your order we need proof of your purchase entitlement. A copy of your hunting licence will suffice. You can also attach other official documents which will make verification easier for us. Please do not send the original of your hunting licence. Please note our discounts for bulk buying of ammunition..