Move to ‘green’ ammo phases out lead bullets

Federal and state regulations are pushing traditional lead bullets out of circulation, Fox News reports.

Environmental concerns have spawned bans on lead ammunition in two-dozen states, the military is phasing out their use and the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on emissions from lead smelting plants.

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“Whether by state or federal regulation, or by market forces, lead bullets will be all but phased out within a few years in favor of so-called green bullets, experts say,” Fox News’ Perry Chiaramonte writes.

“While many believe that this will help the environment by keeping lead from contaminating groundwater, others say switching to copper-based bullets will cost hunters and sportsmen more and have little effect on the environment.”

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