The Victorian Department of Health has published a brochure warning of the dangers of lead dust in shooting.  I note that one of the recommendations is to:  "...use lead-free ammunition - ammunition that replaces lead-based primers with safer alternatives and/or ammunition that uses lead-free or jacketed projectiles that have a lead core covered with a copper or nylon coating" 

So the message is to take reasonable precautions when using or cleaning firearms and range equipment/surfaces and keep using copper coated bullets! 

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October 05, 2018 by Steve Hoy

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