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Eu To Ban All Lead Projectiles

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

  1. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    How about a discount on pellets or a financial reward for returned pellets through rfds or clubs? If people won't do it for the good of shooting & the environment then maybe they'll do it if they see a quick quid in it for them?
     
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    I don’t know what’s the problem with lead.

    lead does not react with water even resistant to strong acids like sulphuric acid!

    heavy metals when they get into the food chain will remain in the body so they can build up and cause mutations but in my opinion there are a lot nastier stuff in circulation still and officially still approved...

    If you want to read about lead
    https://www.webelements.com/lead/chemistry.html
    Lead is heavy right so will go down=sink, will hardly go up. Similar to gold you don’t come across gold nuggets on daily basis. Do you.

    so what’s the problem again?
    I would be more worried about the fine dust whatcar tyres shed and we all breath in but hey ho not an easy target there is no quick fix for that
     
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    not to mention the asbestos dust in brake pads
     
  4. Ashley keylock

    Ashley keylock Ashley keylock

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    No, absolutely no consessions at all, that’s how we’ve ended up where we are now, give a little bit and a little more water comes through the wall, and you end up flooded.
    The people who want to ban lead are anti shooting full stop.
    Bu&&er the environment it’s all going to end in a Big Bang one day anyway.
    I wouldn’t be surprised to see that school girl assassinated by some nut job with a gun one day, and that will be the final nail in the coffin of shooting.
    Until the shooting, fishing, hunting community stand together as one, and say enough is enough, the end is nigh
    I’m afraid.
     
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    fencer35 Engaging Member

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    And here's me thinking all those that voted Tory and for [Politics are banned - read the Forum Rules] thought EU law wouldnt apply after Jan 30th.
    Bad news it will and the doors are still open for our EU friends to come and go as they please, except us of course.
     
  6. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    Asbestos pads went out with the dinosaurs buddy, they're all (or should be) organic these days...

    Still using the likes of copper in sintered pads though... :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Geezer

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    Do any supermarkets sell shot game? The little game I see in supermarkets appears to be farmed, as is quite a lot in farm shops and traditional butchers and restaurants. I can’t recall the last time I found a shotgun pellet in any meat that I hadn’t shot myself.
     
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    Trouble is it's not as easy to recycle used lead as you might imagine...
    When we last had a clear up at the indoor range we used - the scrap dealer wouldn't take it unless all the paper and any floor grit was washed out and what a game that turned out to be:(...we ended up donating bags of the stuff to a local fisherman to cast sea fishing weights in the end.
    Scrappies want clean metal and pellets tend to bond themselves to all kinds of crap under the pressure of impact.
    Nice idea - but the low melting point of lead makes impurities an issue for them.
     
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    as a heads up for those that want to bulk buy pellets, pellpax are doing a `buy one , get one free`offer on pellets
     
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    I did not know that, thanks. I must check out my local branch.
     
  12. Pugwash

    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    I hate to disillusion you but most members on here are already collecting their pensions.
     
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    Necessity is the mother of invention.
    If or rather, when a ban happens the forward looking manufacturers will come up with a viable alternative and the more enterprising will seize the market. That is what happens.
    Lead in petrol, lead in paint, asbestos in brake pads, lead pipes. The list is endless. All were supposed to be insurmountable problems at the time. I think many a motor mechanic and people in various other industries can be grateful for a longer healthier life through people not rolling over at the knee jerk reactions of the Luddites. Most of these products are far superior now to the toxic crap we apparently couldn’t manage without.
     
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    That was banned 35 years ago although pre 1973 cars were allowed another 5 years of the old brake linings.
     
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    A lot of Interesting opinions expressed here, but it doesn't read well for me and those that follow me.

    The future usually belongs to those that change what they can to reach the best they can achieve, we know lead is toxic so if a viable alternative is required and not just desired we may end up with an equally practical alternative.

    I own up to never having shot anything else but lead, clearly I don't know what I'm talking about if I suggest alternatives but I also couldn't have imagined the flat screen TV in the 90's that we all now have either. I think demand will deliver the best possible alternative and who knows, it may be even better that Pb. Maybe even make me a better shot at the same time.
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Another example is the fairly recent phasing out of iso cyanate 2 pack paint in the automotive industry. Water borne paint would allegedly never work.
    I don’t see too many new cars driving around with the paint falling off of them.
     
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    When I worked in the tyre trade we used to melt the old/used lead wheel weights down and cast them into lead ingots in London bricks... :eek:

    Scrappies loved'em... :D:up:

    Ps, get 80 of them in the boot of the ole Cavvy SRI and you know all about I can tell yuh... :confused:
     
  19. StellaArtois Sr

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    This supposed lead ban is going to be bad news for all the Churches in the country. There will be 1000s of Airgun shooters suddenly
    turning up to church. Not for a sermon though.
    Ade :thumb:
     
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    I expect that's what the UK handgun owners thought as well?
     

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