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2024 Lead Ban

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tinmanofkent, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Lagerfanny

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    It’s all over social media.

    The word is that BASC and Countryside Alliance have supported a voluntary lead ban by 2024 and they're not very popular.

    Who is giving up lead for 2024?
     
  2. MartinJGUK

    MartinJGUK Keyboard Hero

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    Well that will put the manufacturers on a four year notice to get their fingers out. It was always coming to be honest only a matter of time
     
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    monsta41 Donator

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    i think they will just come up with a coating that gets them round it..... there was a thread a while ago about it and im sure airgun ammo isnt going to be affected
     
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    talent Busy Member

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    The only ones I've tried are rws (crap) . How do the h&n and jsb ones compare ?
     
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    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Before you know it they'll be agreeing to a "voluntary airgun ban" on our behalf too... ;)
     
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    SteveO Top Poster

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    Roll up roll up, I knew that nomad mould was gonna pay for itself eventually!
     
  7. DrGunn

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    So where do we get the depleted uranium pellets then?
     
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  8. Ashley keylock

    Ashley keylock Ashley keylock

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    Time to start buying big amounts
    I always said BASC were wank€ers
     
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    AndR Well-Known Member

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    Time to stock up then.

    Cheers Andy
     
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  11. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    JSB lead-free .22 Exacts are excellent... :up:
     
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    Can't blame the EU now!
     
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    Johnphilip Engaging Member

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    My other hobby is metal detecting . The so called green waste farmers were putting this on there land thinking they were doing good by reusing green waste . Only to find out what else was going into the so called green waste , metals plastics needles MDF. Etc there are so many field now contaminated with this stuff . What will it do to the animal . Will it get into , the food chain .

    https://archmdmag.com/green-waste-waste-not-wanted/
     
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    Bill.B Busy Member

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    It’s roots are in the EU, blame Germany! :mad:
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    I'm not volunteering:)
     
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    timmytree Pro Poster

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    https://basc.org.uk/faqs/

    Read through that lot.
    It's interesting that one of the suggestions to help keep us using lead is for current shooters to obey the current regulations on lead use.
    Anything in social media is just rumour and scaremongering, probably by antis.
     
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  17. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Time to give up on your Basc insurance, if you are an air gunner, I was just about to sign up with Basc, but will hang fire. Although I would question if it is true seeing as it is on "social media" If it is true then I will be staying with https://www.ccc3.co.uk/home and investing in some lead.

    Regards
    Peter
     
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    32:1 Theoben user

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    I was speaking to a guy today and apparently its for H&S in the manufacturing process of lead items

    Thats Germanys reasons to be looking at it anyway
    Chris
     
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    Victor Robert Allaway Engaging Member

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    2024? My three score years and ten will be up by then, so if I stock up now I'll be OK. Mind you, I've got a near full reel of genuine 60/40 solder most of which I'll be able to leave in my will... Personally I think it is in every politician's nature to use this unconnected issue as a backdoor means of stopping airgun ownership and the manufacturers will be unlikely to find a replacement alloy with comparable performance, certainly not at an affordable price.

    Rob
     
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    hughlle Very Active

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    So.. On page 2 now. Anyone fancy linking to a credible source?
     
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