• High Peaks and Big Berry Manzanita. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby

    Pinnacles

    National Park California

Video Clips

Lead Bullets vs. Non-lead Bullets

In this video (click right), Pinnacles Wildlife Biologist, Jim Petterson, and a group of other hunters compare the performance of lead and non-lead bullets. He also discusses the potential impacts of lead bullet fragmentation on wildlife and humans.

 
Nonlead bullet and lead bullet cross sections

Performance of Nonlead Bullets

This video compares lead bullets and various nonlead bullets in terms of expansion and fragmentation. You will see these bullets being fired into ballistic gelatin and a bullet retrieval system.

Using nonlead bullets means that you get similar performance as lead bullets, but you don't have to worry about the lead bullet fragments contaminating the game meat you put on the table for your families.

 

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