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I do use lead (etc) free ammo 3 21.43%
I couldn't care less and use the common stuff 11 78.57%
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Old July 1, 2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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Lead (etc) - free ammo or not? And which one?

Since I do care about lead as a health risk (even below 1100 ft/sec), I decided to train with non-tox, lead-free etc, ammo. I used the S&B-Nontox stuff so far. It obviosly is not as reliable as the usual stuff, but I don't get that funny taste in my throat after or while shooting.

Do you know of any 9x19mm nontox-ammo that is as cheap or cheaper than S&B and more reliable?
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Old July 1, 2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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About that 'funny taste', I think that may be more the burned gunpowder than lead. I shoot exclusively FMJ at the range so it seems to me lead from the bullet doesn't get in the air...?
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Old July 1, 2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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para i remeber a thread earlier where someone (was it you?) who complained about the taste after they where shooting...

you seriously need to consider a more ventilated/aircondtioned range...or outdoors that is NOT normal...

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Old July 1, 2005, 01:14 PM   #4
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you seriously need to consider a more ventilated/aircondtioned range...or outdoors that is NOT normal...
Thank you for your concern. The problem is that I shoot at an IPSC Club and really like the people there....
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Old July 1, 2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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funny taste

i was going to say the same thing,i can smell gunpowder on me after shooting but never can i taste it.It could be that i usually have water or coke with me.
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Old July 2, 2005, 07:58 AM   #6
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I've never even seen "non lead" ammo, but I would use it, if the price was competitive or if there was some performance advantage to it. I don't guess I'd go out of my way to look for it though.
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