European new regulation for ammunition

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  1. silver rain

    silver rain Member

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    Hi mates, I just read an article about the agreement signed in the UNO about the prohibition for the use of lead ammunition. This regulation will be active in three years and forbids the use of lead pellets for hunting in almost 100 Countries including all the European territory. It was clear that sooner or later, this regulation would be approved. Now here in Spain we are wondering about which ammunition, lead free, could be good enough for the competition requirements. The industry has three years to find a replacement. Seems not too much....

    The link:
    http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/11/11/ciencia/1415661077_463598.html
     
  2. Yorkshiretea

    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    Puts massive order in. Eek!
     
  3. RobF

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    As far as I'm aware it's talking about hunting with shotguns.
     
  4. silver rain

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    Yes but we know how this things begin but we never know how they finish. They argue the lead ammunition is poisoning the fauna. We practice an outdoor discipline. The application of a law is always a personal interpretation. The functionaries are always motivated when we talk about prohibitions. By the way, hunting with airguns isn't allowed here.
     
  5. DEAN C.

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    Hunting with lead cartridges in shotguns has been banned over wetland in the uk for nearly 15 years.

    I cannot remember the exact year but I was loading steel cartridges about 13 years ago.
    to shoot over ponds, rivers and wetland.
     

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