We recently had the opportunity to examine in our laboratory a shoulder from a blesbuck shot with a jacketed lead bullet that fragmented completely. We were shocked to see how many microscopic lead fragments, invisible to the naked eye, were present. I shudder to think how much lead I have eaten in my lifetime. Do you think this is something to be concerned about?
This is something that has never crossed
our minds. Maybe one should put this to a medically trained person for their comment.
We are glad we do not have to worry about this aspect, because all our bullets are solid copper. If you ingest some of that, it might even be good for your arthritis! Are there any readers who would like to comment on this?
!! Since the question came up,
We have been getting information from a number of sources. Many customers have contacted us and stated that, even if pure copper bullets gave just the same performance as jacketed lead, they would use copper to eliminate the dangers of lead ingestion. A summary of the information received so far is
GS Custom Bullets, situated in Port Elizabeth on the East Coast of South Africa,
manufactures solid copper, turned, monolithic bullets for hunting and sport shooting. These bullets
are used by hunters on several continents, hunting from the smallest of antelope to the largest
of dangerous game, using the smooth HP bullet, as well as the more popular HV, FN and SP bullets
with the patented drive band concept. GSC bullets are configured for the highest possible ballistic
coefficients. SP bullets are mainly used for sport shooting. All GS Custom Bullets are coated.