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Question recommend a steel pellet for AA S410

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Glyn, May 16, 2015.

  1. Glyn

    Glyn Engaging Member

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    Had an odd request today the birds of prey centre who is having some of the rabbits I shoot asked if I could use steel pellets rather than lead so it doesn't spoil the meat or poison the bird of they ate it!!

    So the question is are there any that people recommend for an AA S410 or am I better off just removing the head of the rabbit before I give it to them?

    Thanks

    Edit: it's a .22 (if it makes a difference)
     
  2. chevin

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    I would stick to the lead and remove the head, just my opinion though.
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Bird of prey man who gets the kitts I shoot just chops the heads off! His birds are happy.

    Tell the man it is either lead in the head or no bunnies.
     
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    Tell them to sod off would be my immediate response.
    Get yourself some snares or ferrets and start charging them £5 per lead free rabbit because there isn't an alternative pellet that's any good.
     
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    Take the heads off or use a 177 most of the time the pellet goes strait through
     
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    Hahahahha I like it, it did have me on my back foot for a minute I couldn't believe he was being picky for free food lol.
     
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    I think he's taking the peeeee, a .22 or .177 will pass straight through and no residue of lead will be left, tell him to get a life.
     
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    Wouldn't use steel pelletts for fear of wearing the barrel as steel on steel, Just keep lopping the heads off.
     
  9. Stevie Darling

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    Cut the heads off,

    as I do for my dogs:)
     
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    I bet he voted for the Green Party :D
     
  11. Glyn

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    Thanks for the replies people.
     
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    I don't think there is a viable alternative to Lead for pellets, but you will have to try a few to be sure. The RWS offering has had a couple of good reviews but all the ones I've tried have been poor to terrible.
    I'd say your best bet is if matey with the falcons does a bit of digging with a knife to ensure the bird's grub is lead free, it's not exactly a chore compared to getting the shot out of something that's been knocked down by a shotgun.
     
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    tell the prat that if he can find someone that makes steel pellets and is willing to pay for them, you`ll use them
     
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    I would never put anything other than lead through any of mine.
     
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    As above offer them rabbits with the heads off.

    The lead contamination of food is a real issue Falcons. But it's not the .22 large pellet it's small particles of lead that are left as a pellet hits bone that are more dangerous.
    How much this happens with air or even rimfire is debatable but I suppose if it's your bird you take no chances.

    Back in the day unscrupulous farmers and gamekeepers would shoot rabbits with a shotgun with number 9 shot an absolutely tiny pellet that is never normally used except for skeet shooting, so as to leave the rabbit in place and kill raptors.
    The larger normally used shotgun pellets no6 ect having little effect on the raptors.

    It is believed there is a danger to wild raptors from high velocity rifle bullets used on rabbits. As a high velocity bullet powders to a greater extent on impact leaving small particles of lead for a raptor finding a carcass to ingest.

    Cheers Andy
     
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    I wouldn't take the head off at all. Tell him that if he wants lead free then take the head off himself.
     
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    I would have thought he'd be perfectly capable of removing the heads himself but if not and you still want to give him some rabbits you could as others suggest remove them for him.There are lead free pellets but none of them appear very accurate from what I've read.
     
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    Several Zinc Pellets around - Especially now H & N are making them

    Which are processed that they do not effect Barreling

    Well are that when involved with Pax that many who shot over water used to use XP2 & SN2's both made in Zinc

    Bird Centres not being Fussy - the thought that one lead pellet could kill their birds -

    BOB/R
     
  19. Glyn

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    I will stick to chopping their heads off, last thing I need is the possability of killing a bird Hahaha, can't wait to try out the new s410 on the bunnies.
     

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