Solid Copper Bullets offer many advantages over traditional harmful lead bullets!
Lead toxicity for wildlife and the environment (Bald Eagle population has been affected)
Copper slug stays intact with a better mushroom profile while the lead bullet is approximately only 50%
100% copper doesn’t foul gun barrels and doesn’t require a special cleaning agent either
Solid copper bullets penetrate deeper
No issues with solid copper as far as reloading goes
Copper has a reclaim (scrap) value of approximately $2.70 / lb.
Copper bullets are certified for use in the state of California’s non-lead ammunition zone (non-game species only)
Picture above: Location of lead bullet fragments (red circles around bright spots) in venison burger
For more reading on the benefits of solid copper bullets:
Hunting with Non-Lead.org – Russell Kuhlman (Institute for Wildlife Studies as the Non-lead Outreach Coordinator in California)
Workshop shows benefits of copper bullets over lead – Milwaukee – Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
How Good Are Copper Bullets, really??? – Case Study by Carl Batha (Certified Wildlife Biologist) & Phil Lehman (Wildlife Technician)
*These articles were used to compile the data listed above