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Don't assume the charge used to propel
a 130-grain lead-core bullet will work
with a solid copper bullet.
It doesn't work that way.
To make everything work correctly,
the folks at Cutting Edge Bullets, a
Morrisdale-based bullet manufacturer,
put everything into perspective: "A
lighter weight bullet coupled with a
high ballistic coefficient shot at a higher
velocity will have less drop at all ranges
than heavy jacketed bullets."

TESTING IT OUT

While copper bullets are more
expensive, after your rifle is sighted-in
properly, your cost goes down.
After all, how many rounds are
needed in a given season to harvest
big game?
I don't advocate disallowing the use
of lead-based ammunition for hunting.
That should be an individual choice.
Today, I remain well stocked with
lead-based ammunition to shoot and
bullets to reload.
On the range, you'll find me using
traditional lead-based ammo. However,
when it comes to taking big game,
copper bullets will be chambered in
my rifle.
My suggestion is to give copper a
try, especially when it comes to hunting
big game with a rifle, muzzleloader or
slug gun.
Consider this: in 2005, the Arizona
Game and Fish Department offered
coupons for free, non-lead ammunition
to all hunters who had been drawn for
big-game hunts in two units.
Hunters were not required to participate.
More than 1,100 of the 2,393 hunters drawn completed a survey and got
ammunition; 85 percent tested the non56

By spending time at the loading bench,
working up a load that uses copper bullets,
accuracy at 200 yards easily can be obtained.
But handloaders should closely follow the
loading data. Don't assume the charge used
to propel a 130-grain lead-core bullet will
work with a solid copper bullet.

lead ammo before the hunt.
Nearly 74 percent said they'd recommend non-lead ammo to other hunters;
4 percent wouldn't.
It's understood that Pennsylvania
hunters are steeped in tradition, which
certainly includes the annual use of
favorite big-game rifles and cartridges.
However, maybe this is the season
to give an alternative a try.



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