Well, if they don't allow a rimfire bullet that is moving at 1600fps with a 40gr bullet (common .22lr), why in the world would you expect them to a allow much lighter pellet at half the speed (and much less energy) to be legal??? . Air guns are not "magical penetrating rifles" . Don't you think the heavier, faster bullet would penetrate better? But they still require lead-free in that.
Hey, my Harry Potter Nimbus 4000 Pellet Rifle with Super Smooth Twist Maxie Elven Forged Barrel shoots Magical Penetrating Projectiles... Didn't you know that?
Anyway, I totally understand what you are saying Bisley and don't disagree one bit. What I'm saying is that it is ridiculous to ban lead because one bird ate some garbage and happened to swallow some lead in the process and they never proved it was a bullet from what I understand. It could have been lead paint off of some cheap toy made in another country that poisoned the bird. And if they do ban lead pellets in the Condor Zone, then when and if I hunt there I will use non-lead (as sucky as it is typically (too light and no expansion
And don't you also think centerfire rounds penetrate every time??? Believe me, if they banned lead in centerfires, they aren't going to thinking about the diminutive (by comparison) air gun .
Yes, you are absolutely correct. Centerfire rounds penetrate every time (in small and medium game, and sometimes even in big game) and yes it travels way, WAY
faster than an airgun (let's not start bashing our poor little "diminutive" airguns because they shoot slower now...
None of this matters since lead is legal in air guns (count your blessings), but if it is ever changed, don't expect them to watch a video and think that lead is OK for air, but not rimfires or centerfires. guarantee those two get A L O T more pass throughs .
I for one and glad lead is still legal in airguns in the Condor zone. If the law is ever changed, I for one don't expect them to watch a video and change their minds. That would mean that they would have to be using their brain and "Logic" if they actually looked at "proof" of actual instances, instead of pulling worthless dribble out of their you know what for their own purposes and theorizing on the whole thing.
I don't think any of us are disputing that Centerfire or Rimfire shoot faster and penetrate better Bisley
. I believe we are basically saying that banning lead projectiles is
. Next thing you know they'll have to be made out of Carbon Fiber of some other odd combintation of things.