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Old 02-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/lead/index.htm

Another reason to consider an all copper bullet..

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:45 AM
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Link doesn't work. I like Barnes performance and will probably load some for an upcoming bear hunt. And with all the lead paranoia going around, I expect they'll get more popular.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:23 AM
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My appologies, I edited my original post and fixed the link.. Will work now..

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Old 02-13-2009, 08:56 AM
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There's a huge debate going on about this. Apparently the results were scewed. I'll see if I can find the results. But first off, there isn't any usable meat in the ribcage area where the lungs are.


"[align=center]Facts Hunters Should Know from the CDC Study . . .[/align]1. Consuming game harvested using traditional hunting ammunition does not pose a human health risk.
2. Participants in the study had readings lower than the national average and well below the level the CDC considers to be of concern.
3. Children in the study had readings that were less than half the national average and far below the level the CDC considers to be of concern.
4. The study showed a statistically insignificant difference between participants who ate game harvested using traditional hunting ammunition and the non-hunters in the control group.
5. Hunters should continue to donate venison to food pantries.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:05 AM
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Here's a good thread talking about it.
http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/fo...+fragment+meat

"go to the NSSF .org site for the whole story
Firearms Industry Statement on Results of CDC Blood Lead Levels in Hunters Study

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry -- issued the following statement in response to study results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released by the North Dakota Department of Health, showing no evidence that lead or "traditional" ammunition pose any health risk to those who consume game harvested meat.

The CDC report on human lead levels of hunters in North Dakota has confirmed what hunters throughout the world have known for hundreds of years, that traditional ammunition poses no health risk to people and that the call to ban lead ammunition was nothing more than a scare tactic being pushed by anti-hunting groups.

In looking at the study results, the average lead level of the hunters tested was lower than that of the average American. In other words, if you were to randomly pick someone on the street, chances are they would have a higher blood lead level than the hunters in this study.

Also of note, the lead levels of children under 6 in the study had a mean of just 0.88, less than half the national average. Children over 6 had even lower lead levels. The CDC's level of concern for lead in children is 10........"

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Old 02-13-2009, 02:33 PM
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Barnes TSX is IMO the absolute best bullet for a 30-06. I shoot a 180 gr and it is devastating on deer, caribou and elk. In my 06 guns they shoot the best of any of the other premium loads.
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