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New non lead rimfire ammo from CCI...

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0060.jpg22 Win Mag Speer® TNT Green™TNT Green™ brings exciting non-tox technology to CCI®, and is the latest load to bolster their extensive rimfire lineup. This lead-free bullet boasts devastating performance on game and outstanding accuracy. The initial offering in 22 Win Mag is a great load for varmint and small game hunters everywhere. With explosive expansion on impact, impressive accuracy and great terminal performance, it hits critters hard.FEATURES & BENEFITS• Explosive expansion on impact• Impressive accuracy• Lead-free projectile

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Maybe a step in the right direction. Now need it in .22LR and .17 HMR. It will be interesting to see how they shoot.

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Yea especially 22LR. I'm worried how my kids will learn to shoot without being able to shoot the squirrels with 22LR.

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My guns are allergic to vegtables , so I'm not sure green ammo is going to work . As you well know this condition may exist in several firearms , leaving me to care for a gun with a disability . According to the AGDA ( American Guns with Disability's Act ) it should be noted that Lead jacketed bullets should be a steady dieatary staple for theese firearms , in the event a logical enviornmental reason with validity should comeforth , I would like to be at the forefront to implement a better bullet choice .

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Any new information on lead free ammo? I saw the cost of Black Hills .223 and almost had a heart attack. How can anyone afford to hunt little varmints and yotes at $45.00 for 20. Looks like they'll have an over population of squirrels in the condor range areas. :lol:

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How can that non lead ammo be so expensive. Barnes said it was comparably priced with regular lead ammo. :lol:

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How can that non lead ammo be so expensive. Barnes said it was comparably priced with regular lead ammo. :rofl2:
When I was picking up my new Savage 93R17 in 17HMR yesterday Randy the owner of J&R Guns in Livermore said this non lead ammo is way out there in price. He showed me some Federal CA. DFG certified non lead in 243 that he had listed at $39.99 box of 20. He also mentioned the certification is what is driving up the costs. To date he wasn't aware of any 17HMR that is CA DFG certified. :harhar1[1]:

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When I was picking up my new Savage 93R17 in 17HMR yesterday Randy the owner of J&R Guns in Livermore said this non lead ammo is way out there in price. He showed me some Federal CA. DFG certified non lead in 243 that he had listed at $39.99 box of 20. He also mentioned the certification is what is driving up the costs. To date he wasn't aware of any 17HMR that is CA DFG certified. :rofl2:
Also, you can't use rimfire ammo to take yotes anymore anyway.Darren

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No but you can't shoot ground squirrels, jackrabbits and other small non game creatures without non lead. You can still shoot tree squirrels and cotton tails with lead during their season.

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Straight from the Q&A on the DFG website:What are the regulations and options for hunting with .22 caliber or smaller rimfirefirearms?Rimfire firearms are not legal in California for hunting big game or for depredation killingof big game animals (these are primarily deer and wild pig in condor range).Rimfire firearms are legal for nongame animals (coyotes and ground squirrels primarily)and for sport hunting of small game mammals [hares (jackrabbits), cottontail, and treesquirrel]. However, for nongame animals the Commission has prohibited use of leadprojectiles in .22 rimfire or smaller firearms as part of this regulation change in condorrange.The Commission has not addressed the issue of hunting small game mammals becausethat section of the regulations was not “opened” for potential change. Therefore, hunterscan legally hunt jackrabbit, cottontail, and tree squirrel using lead projectiles, but notground squirrels in the same area. Part of the reasoning for this is that unlike nongameanimals that are hunted and usually left in the field, game species must be retrieved andnot wasted.The Department and Commission are of the understanding that non-lead projectiles forrimfire are not readily available or manufactured at this time and that the only non-leadrimfire is in .22 caliber magnum, and not for the very popular .22 short, long, or long rifle.Darren

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Do they honestly think that most people retrive and keep Jacks? Where in the regulations does it state you must retrieve the game? I don't remember reading that part.

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Bullseye does, as he eats them! July 1st can't get here soon enough for cottontail season!Darren

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Also, you can't use rimfire ammo to take yotes anymore anyway.Darren
Darren: Thanks for the update on yotes and 17HMR, I guess the DFG hasn't updated their website yet. Well I'll just have to switch to my AR platform and buy some of the high price non lead .223 when going down in the condor range areas on my quest for yotes.

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That was pulled from the DFG website. It is under "Questions and Answers" if you want to see what all they say on there.Darren

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Grafs & Sons had it for $12.39 for a box of 50. However, they are out of stock currently :rofl2: Waiting for some more to come in to order some.Darren

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Has anyone actually seen/touched 22mag non-lead ammo yet? It is less than a week away and I still haven't seen any. Nor have I found it online and in-stock to be purchased. Nobody wanted to buy my 10/17 so I am keeping it and putting the 22mag barrel back on. I just need some frickin ammo to sight it in and use it.

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Has anyone actually seen/touched 22mag non-lead ammo yet?
I saw it announced somewhere but I can't find it either. I need some green mags to shoot in my little NAA revolver while hunting the no-lead zone.

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