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Eu To Ban All Lead Projectiles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JayP, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Herbie87

    Herbie87 Posting Addict

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    Oh dear oh dear. Is lead really that much of problem?

    As if the EU hasn't got enough on it's plate with failing economies etc....
     
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    China have just changed the rules on what can and cannot be shipped by air freight, couple of items that now cannot are airguns and airgun pellets - the now have to be shipped by road or sea !

    Mike
     
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    If it does happen, just remember that EU bureaucracy moves at a glacial pace that makes a sub-12 .25 pellet seem fast by comparison. The writing has been on the wall for lead projectiles for a while, so the major manufacturers are already experimenting with lead alternatives. The chances are that most members on here will be collecting their pensions before any ban goes into effect, which will be plenty of time for the manufacturers to perfect an alternative.

    I'm not sure how the EU would define what is a pellet and what isn't anyway. It's nowhere near as simple as centrefire or rimfire ammunition. Maybe JSB should get out of the pellet market and start making precision 8.44 ballast weights that just happen to fit down an airgun barrel.
     
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    Is that the limited edition with the exclusive red anodised aluminium, red rubber band and red and black laminate handles? :p

    ps I own two daystates before anyone thinks i'm picking on them.
     
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    I,d rather hoped that the EU,:frusty:would ban the unessecery slaughter of migrating song birds and birds of prey, b4 even attempting to address this mullarkey.
     
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    That's the one, but you forgot to mention the lcd strain gauge and the electronic pouch! o_O
     
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    I don't understand why all the " know nothing's" get their knickers in a knot over silly s**t like lead... Anyone with a 3rd grade education knows it comes out of the ground; we as airgunners are merely returning it back to the earth from which it came.
    If said people are worried about the environment... They should worry about lithium batteries in their "Green" electric cars & leave us the hell alone!!
    Rant over...


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  8. Chouchin66

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    In addition to my post above, just so y'all don't feel like you're the only ones afflicted with idiosy. .
    The same ilk here in " The States" are trying to run the same scam. Time to circulate petitions...

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    It won't be the same over there 'State-side' will it?..Instead of saying.."I'm gonna to fill you full of lead.." You'll have to say.."I'm gonna fill ya full of a lead substitute who's name I can't remember"...:D
     
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    They're trying mightily... Fill ' em full of tin? Magnesium? ... We all ready know they're full of s**t !

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    :laff:
     
  12. birkin

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    I might give millstone grit a try
     
  13. rich79

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    I suppose I should quietly start stockpiling Gats & spud guns!
     
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    They really don't learn do they, this is the sort of interference that is turning people against the EU.
    Laws made in a different land by unelected , unaccountable bureaucrats with no say.

    And they do this at a time when the anti establishment parties are rising, just the sort of people who hunt and fish. This will matter more than they know. The French and Germans will not be amused!!
     
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    All brought to you by the types of people who would scare the hell out of an obviously intelligent, yet clueless little Swedish girl... Stockholm Syndrome??
     
  16. timmytree

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    Afraid not, any lead ban will be by date just as it was for wildfowling over estuary or watercourse. So if you have got £500 of JSB when the ban comes you have wasted £500.
     
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    Google hunting and the California Condor... The millstone around our necks...

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    I don't care lead is bad, I shoot only Osmium, soft like lead but twice the mass.
    Hmm, maybe that's why I can't hit anything over 10 meters away.
     
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    Need stiffer spring or more preload?

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    What are fishing weights made of ?...
     

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