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Bullet Proof Samples, Shot Show 2013

Reloaders want variety.  In fact they need variety.

All too often I hear a client say I picked out a load for my new rifle.  What’s wrong with that?  They say it before they have the new gun in hand.

Assuming the gun is well built and capable of good groups then we have to find a load that will work in that gun.  Even if you used the same reamer to chamber two barrels on the same day on the same lathe, there is not guarantee that they would shoot the same load well.

Choosing a particular bullet or weight and assuming it will produce good groups is not very realistic.  There are a whole host of variables that go into accuracy in ammunition.  Then the variable for a given gun are compounded on top of that.

Bullet Proof came up with a great solution to allow reloaders to test various bullets without having to buy a full box of them.  The sell sample packs with 12 bullets in the package.  This way you do not have to buy a box of 100 bullets only to find that your gun does not like them.

Bullet Proof handles a wide variety of bullets and weights so that you can test several options in a cost effective way.

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Sarah Brady on the Warpath for Anti-gun (Anti-Freedom) Legisaltion!

Sarah Brady said following the election of Obama, “As soon as President-elect Obama is inaugurated and the 111th Congress is sworn in, the Brady Campaign will be making an all-out push to advance our lifesaving legislative agenda… But that doesn’t mean we are waiting until Inauguration Day.”

The next couple of years will the toughest battle for existence… yes I said existence, that the American gun owner has faced since the GCA of 1968.  Now is the time to write your elected officials and tell them that you want your rights protected at all costs.  Don’t stop with Senators and Congressmen, write to your Governor as well.  As the head of your State government the Governor is a member of an elite group of politicians who can bring pressure to bear on issues of importance.

Tell your officials, NO NEW TAXES, and NO INCREASED TAXES on any part of the firearms industry or it’s products.  Make it clear that you care about this issue, and that you vote based on how officials deal with it.

The article linked below defines politically correct speech when applied to guns and gun laws.  It’s worth a read.http://mensnewsdaily.com/2009/01/08/gun-law-update-brady-gun-ban-strategy-outlined/

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CDC Study on Lead Contamination of Hunters.

Are lead bullets, or bullets containing a lead core a credible danger to consumers of game meat shot with them?

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 harvested game meat.   Recent scare tactics by anti-hunting and anti-gun groups have included the suggestion that lead poisoning can occur from eating meat that had been killed with any bullet containing lead.  Anti-hunting groups want to call for a ban on ammunition or bullets containing lead.  This study by the CDC proves that there is no threat to humans of lead contamination from game meat.

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.

Also demonstrating their understanding that game harvested with traditional ammunition is safe to consume, the ND Department of Health, following the release of the CDC study results, encouraged hunters to continue donating venison to local food banks as long as processing guidelines were adhered to.

The Peregrine Fund — an organization dedicated to eliminating the use of lead ammunition for hunting, was among those pushing for a ban on lead in North Dakota.  These politically driven groups understand that while an outright ban on hunting would be nearly impossible to achieve, dismantling the culture of hunting one step at a time is a realistic goal. Banning lead ammunition is the first step of this larger political mission. We can only hope that with the conclusive CDC results concerning the safety of traditional ammunition, legislatures across the country will listen to science and not anti-hunting radicals.

 

Facts Hunters Should Know from the CDC Study . . .

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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