How does PrepHole find ammo with lead-free primers? I don't really care about lead core: that shit is going down range where I don't care anymore - it also tends to be way too light. I mean not filling the air around me with lead laden horseshit. Really just looking for keywords as "lead free" doesn't always work well in Ammoseek.
I'm not sure OP but it's a fair enough question. Have a bump. I just wanted to post that if your indoor range has adequate ventilation, all that stuff is being blown downrange. You should never smell gunsmoke at the indoor range and if you do, they need to get their filters working or you should leave. Outdoors it dissipates pretty quickly. So the only time I'd say it's a concern of any kind is if you're shooting in a confined space which I hope you never have to do.
They are hard to find, but they should not be. I want ro shoot out in the woods and not create a huge depoit of lead that leeches into the water table but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO barely fucking anyone makes lead free ammo.
Why is there no lead free .22lr or any rimfire?
You want to eat small game, but you can't have fucking lead in your food!
Even then there's always lead in and on the primers and powders.
There is ONE lead free .22lr by norma but it's broken and shitty and flies everywhere BUT the target. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME LEAD FREE .17HM2 AND .17HMR PLEASE GOD
silver bullet with silver fulminate
Just use Russian surplus.
Sodium/Potassium perchlorate primers coupled with steel core bullets contain zero lead, but the catch is you'll need to rinse your gun out with soap & water after every range trip and probably wear your barrel out 40-50% faster anyway.
Not imported anymore unfortunately.
Sinterfire greenline has a lead free primer
Is that in stock anywhere though?
Shit good question. I have a couple cases that I got last year iirc, but yeah seems to be out of stock everywhere now.
When I was looking I came across the term Sintox which seems to be the name for the primer compound. Searching for that brought up some other brands of lead free ammo, but also all out of stock atm.
Wonder if whoever made these primers just stopped last year.
I exclusively shoot lead free, though I don't typically worry about primers but it's been naturally improving.
>I don't really care about lead core
Unless it's TMJ at least you should, the amount of lead that comes off of typical FMJ is like 100x that of the small amount in lead primers.
>it also tends to be way too light
For 9mm? Ridiculous, copper mono screws are the best performing there is.
As far as lead free primers though you generally find it on otherwise lead free ammo as a further boost, most commonly on training ammo like frangible. That makes sense, because your greatest exposure will be from what you shoot a lot of, not rarely (if ever) used defense loads. For a long time lead-free primers had issues with by hygroscopic but that's improved a great deal, so they seem to be slowly spreading.
I really highly doubt you'll ever see them paired with lead projectiles though unless you reload and pick them yourself for whatever reason.
You got an article that proves that? My understanding is lead projectiles remain solid and inert while the lead in the primers are aerosolized and that's what is actually toxic.
>You got an article that proves that?
Have you ever looked, like, ever?
Or even considered the physics? It's not like this is any sort of mystery or controversy in the slightest anon. Lead has a melting point of 620F and a boiling point of ~3200F. Meanwhile typical smokeless powder burn temp is 3300-4000F. This ignoring the shock and instant application to the exposed lead. Almost all airborne lead comes from exposed lead against the hot gases, almost nothing from primer.
>My understanding is lead projectiles remain solid and inert while the lead in the primers are aerosolized and that's what is actually toxic.
You've got it completely backwards I'm afraid.
>I have conducted testing using instrumentation to measure the lead levels using the following components, FMJ, Lead, Plated, All Copper bullets, and lead compound based and lead-free primers. The contribution of airborne lead from the primers is minimal. I figured that the lead exposure from lead based primers in a semi-ventilated room 8'x8' would require the firing (and inhaling) of the gasses from only about 460,000 primers in order to place you over the exposure limit. That is about 12,000 rounds per year over 40 years. The lead level using lead slugs was 50 times that of plated and copper slugs with leaded primers. FMJs had about 20 times. That is only from the inhaling of the lead vapors. With plated or copper slugs, the difference between lead and no-lead primers was almost insignificant. The levels were less than 10% of the EPA exposure limits for 1000 hours airborne. You will get more lead than that from drinking water.
for real though why don't more shooters mask up?
yeah but I ain't got brain/lung/heart/everything cancer
>cheek weld with a mask covering half your cheek
it breaks the seal
You guys make me feel like an old fudd, lead is fine. Breathe it in, rub it in your eyes, put a lead ball in your mouth. Nothing wrong with it, cigarettes are good for you too.
Is it true that a single lead primer pollutes more than shooting a bullet in the ground?
No, but burning a 2-14000 of them would represent more lead than one bullet.
As in pollutes the environment? No way.
Maybe if you mean "pollutes" as in "more dangerous to the shooter's health" because the lead from the primer will be aerosolized.
See above, unless it's TMJ way more lead comes from the bullet, but as far as "environment" land counts too. Lead scattered around can get into water, birds can eat it.
Seriously have you ever actually looked at the total explosive content of a small rifle primer say? It's like 12-16mg. And only a fraction of that mass is lead. Remember, 1 grain = ~65mg.