On birds, Studies

Killing Effects of Lead or Alternative Ammo Materials in Hunting Rifle Bullets and Shotshells

Author: Hans-Dieter Pfannenstiel (Prof. emeritus, Zoology)

From the beginning there had been many reports from hunters that gave rise to doubts whether lead-free bullets are suitable to kill animals according to hunting ethic standards. Concerning the rebound behaviour, this study shows how rebound angles of steel pellets are larger than those of lead pellets.

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