shooting the breeze: lead-free bullets

Lead-free bullet design has changed a lot in the last 20 years.

California requires lead-free ammunition for all big game hunting.

I was just out of high school when I first tried monolithic bullets. I had read much in favor of the then-popular Barnes X bullet and so I bought some and worked up a load for my .30-06 with H414 powder. With that load I cleanly took several coyotes and a mule deer buck.

Dale Valade is a local country gent with a love for the outdoors, handloading, hunting and shooting.

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