California Hunters Coping With Lead Ban

Looks like California hunters are attempting to cope with the lead ammo ban, but it’s costing them.  No doubt it will drive a lot of people out of hunting due to the higher prices for ammunition:

Another development, which Baker found “a little disturbing,” is hunters who don’t sight their rifles for copper bullets, which have different properties than lead.

“Any time you change ammo, you should always go out and sight it, even different brands (of ammo),” said Jeff Bettencourt of Ceres, who has been a hunter for 35 years.

That’s true, and it will drive the cost of hunting up even more.  Copper based ammunition is twice as expensive as lead based ammunition, so this is really going to hurt sportsmen in that state.  Do sportsmen in other states like Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio trust that Obama will put their concerns over these people?  I don’t.

6 Responses to “California Hunters Coping With Lead Ban”

  1. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    Those idiots in California don’t realize that the effects of copper toxicity is worse than anything lead can do to you. Copper patina is poisonous. Go here (www) (remove the parentheses after copying and pasting to your address line) to read about the health and environmental effects of copper.

    At least with lead, when it oxidizes, it becomes neutralized and cannot leach into the soil. Not so with copper. Years from now, we’re going to see a bunch of brain-dead morons running around the state of California…* Oh wait, we already see that happening now, don’t we?

  2. Sebastian, could you please not post links to videos like that anymore? I almost threw up in my keyboard ;)

  3. Sebastian says:

    I didn’t link to the video. Go yell at David :)

  4. Sebastian says:


    Copper isn’t really toxic in the sense lead is. In fact, it’s an essential nutrient. Water is toxic in sufficient quantities.

  5. BobG says:

    “There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.”
    -Edward Abbey

  6. vinnie says:

    California hunters need to take a couple of years off. Be nice to see the outcry as deer, bear , and cougar numbers climb.