question about future of .22 long rifle rounds

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by uncleknife, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. uncleknife

    uncleknife New Member

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    Hi,
    I am new to the Forum.
    I know that the government is pushing to get all bullets/shot to be lead free in the next few years.
    Have you heard how this will affect .22 long rifle bullets?
    right now they are either all lead or lead that is washed in copper.
    Will this mean that 22's will be copper or some other material?
    if copper, wont this affect velocity & trajectory = accuracy?

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
     

  2. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have only heard CA is pushing to stop shooters from using lead shot. The fact of the matter is lead is inert. Spent bullets will not leach into the soil or water table. I have my soil tested every two years. I shoot a lot in my fields. Lead is always normal in the toxicity part of the test. None of my customers have ever found lead shot or bullets in their hay. Most of my hay goes to racing stables. Every time a horse gets sick a vet has the horses feed and hay tested. My hay has always been free of weeds and toxins. We will not see a federal ban on the use of lead ammo. There is no basis for a ban on lead ammo.

    Ca blames hunters for the decline in California condors. Even if the hunter fails to recover his quarry modern ammo passes through the animal. I have no doubt the condors are dying of lead poisoning. The state of CA is blaming hunters to cover up the true cause of the decline in the number of condors.
     
  3. uncleknife

    uncleknife New Member

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    Thank you all for the great info

    I really appreciate your time & the info provided.
    Happy New Year !!!
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I really don't think anyone but the Cali fruits & nut clan and the bird lovers would ever miss an over grown buzzard.
    I know I wouldn't !
     
  5. John_Deer

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    Any animal that eats rotten, stinking meat is a friend of mine. I would find out what is killing my friends, not turn their demise into a way to carry out a political agenda. The true killers of the condors know the animal lovers hear the word lead and go nuts, so they blame hunters and no one looks any further.
     
  6. KingGlamis

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    I can certainly see a day when we have lead-free bullets. But we will still have bullets. There are lots of other materials that can take the place of lead. So I'm not too worried about it. Back in the day we never would have imagined that most handgun frames would be made out of polimers. But they are now and most people like these guns.
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I would not call them bird lovers in California, with those so-called wind turbines killing bald eagles, bats, condors and other birds. Then you have to add the noise they make.
     
  8. nitestalker

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    Hell 20,000 shore birds and piles of Bald eagles have died on the Great Salt Lake. This is due to the West Nile Virus. Vultures die from eating all manner of diseased flesh . Blaming it on lead is an anti hunting tactic. :(
     
  9. Tinstar

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    The EPA forced the closing of the last lead smelting plant in the United States. It closed at the end of 2013. So...another reason that ammo will be limited, prices will go up...and China and other countries will be happy once we begin sending raw lead to there countries for smelting. Another Obama victory.