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.