Ammunition Studies

Lead has been studied extensively for over 100 years because of its negative impacts to life on earth. In fact, lead is not essential to any known biological system or cellular process. Conversely, lead causes widespread damage to cells and organs when it is ingested, inhaled, or absorbed in surprisingly small quantities.

Examining Variability Associated with Bullet Fragmentation and Deposition
(pdf, 136 kb)

New Non-Lead Ammunition Coming
(pdf, 145 kb)

Assessment of the Environmental Toxicity and Carcinogenicity of Tungsten-Based Shot
(pdf, 172 kb)

Dissolution of Copper, Tin, and Iron from Sintered Tungsten-Bronze Spheres
(pdf, 397 kb)

Ballistic Injury
(pdf, 391 kb)

What the Experts Say: Testimonials for Barnes Non-lead Bullets
(pdf, 19 kb)

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Last updated: April 16, 2024

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