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NON TOXIC (Prometheus) PELLETS?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Frenchie, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Frenchie

    Frenchie Engaging Member

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    Hope someone can help here. I am looking for some .22 pellets that are non-toxic. I am currently using 18g Bisley Pest but I need to stock up my freezer with what I shoot to use as feed for my hawk throughout the summer while I put her down to moult (and possibly breed). The problem that I am facing is that Hawks are particularly prone to lead poisoning so whatever I shoot must not have had any lead WHATSOEVER shot through it. I know about Prometheus Pellets and have tried them but I found them a little light and inaccurate (All be it that I tried them many years ago when they were in their infancy) so can anyone tell me if there are any other NON_TOXIC pellets available as an alternative to original earlier Premetheus pellets that are reasonable quality please.
    Thanks for your help!
    Just a short foot note: I've just been browsing through the Prometheus site and come across the Prometheus Dynamic Terminator (.22) in 17g, has anyone any experience with these pellets please regarding accuracy etc?
     
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    Have a look at these,dont have a clue what they are like though :confused:



    Dynamics Sn2 .22 Pellets (5.5mm)

    Non-toxic, self lubricating, environmentally friendly. For gas ram and spring piston air rifles only. Pellet Weight: 12.85 grains. 400 Box.
    Dynamic Pellet Guide
    Price: £12.95
     
  3. Frenchie

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    Thanks for that Mate. They look interesting but I would be inclined to a heavier pellet. However, having said that I would be willing to try them in the heaviest weight they come on!
     
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    i would of thought it would be ok if your just taking head shots .... the lead should not do any thing to the meat
     
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    I thought that myself until I talked to some very experienced falconers and shooters. When a lead pellet hits something hard like bone fragments can break off the pellet and remain in the carcass. Also the lead can get into the blood stream as the heart does not always stop immediately. I also like to feed the heads of quarry to my hawk, the bone helps to keep its beak in trim.
    As I stated, Hawks are very susseptible to lead poisoning and I am not prepared to put my bird at risk in any way that can be avoidable. This is why I am planning on finding suitable Non-toxic pellets.
    I thank you for your thought though.
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    If you use a .177 airgun, with non-toxic pellets, the pellet will 99% of the time pass through your intended target.:D:up: ...and I'm not trying to score point on (the .177 over .22) this one a1, I'm thinking of the hawks;):D
     
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    True! I know exactly what you are saying and have to agree but I use a .22 because of its hitting and stopping power. That's what I am used to and that's what I prefere to stick with.
    Even so you have a valid point!
     
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    Just to finish this thread off I went to Manchester Air Guns today. After putting my gun on the chrone with RWS Superdome (14.5g) it showed that it was turning out 11.9 ft/lb consistently. We tried a few Prometheus only to find out that my gun (An SMK QB78 Deluxe which has been tuned) does not like them at all, in fact it would only give just over 8 ft/lb with them. After a chat about the situation we dicided that the safest thing was to use Coppa Point Pellets at 17g. My gun seems like these pellets which are much safer to use to supply food for my hawk, so that's what I will be using in the future!
     
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