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Non-lead ammunition alternatives are available for big game, varmint, and small game hunting.

  • Non-fragmenting solid copper or copper alloy bullets are nowadays loaded in most hunting calibers.
  • Highly frangible non-lead varmint bullets (composed of copper or tin powder) are available in both centerfire and rimfire cartridges.
  • Non-lead shot (steel, tungsten, and bismuth) is also available.

Ninety-three percent of Kaibab deer hunters believe that non-lead bullets are equivalent to or better than lead bullets for shooting game.

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