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Non-toxic steel shot for shotshells

Non-toxic steel shot for shotshells are made of cold drawn steel wire, which is a non-toxic alternative to lead.

The shot is ground to a smooth finish removing all irregularities and left clean and free of rust or foreign particles. A light coating of rust preventive lubricant is also applied.

These shots are mostly used for water birds, such as ducks, geese, and swans. The lead was proven to be a toxic element for the environment, for the wetlands and for their species.

Features

  • non-toxic steel shot is the most developed alternative to lead and the least expensive;
  • it has much potential for many shutting situations;
  • steel shot is a soft iron;
  • its density is about 7.8 g/cc, compared to 11 g/cc, so it is much harder than the lead and that is why it needs to be contained in plastic wad to protect barrel walls from scratching or wear;
  • its lower density  requires some adjustments to be made to the choice of  pellet size for each type of shooting as low density shot does not carry the same energy


Technical details

Size and tolerances

SHOT NO. 

SHOT SIZE

TOLERANCE

No. 9

2.03 mm

0.08 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 8½

2.16 mm

0.085 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

 +/- 0.003 inch

No. 8

2.29 mm

0.09 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

 +/- 0.003 inch

No. 7 ½

2.41 mm

0.095 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

 +/- 0.003 inch

No. 7

2.54 mm

0.10 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 6

2.79 mm

0.11 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 5

3.05 mm

0.12 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 4

3.30 mm

0.13 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 3

3.56 mm

0.14 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No.2 

3.81 mm

0.15 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. 1

4.06 mm

0.16 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. B

4.32 mm

0.17 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. BB

4.57 mm

0.18 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. BBB

4.83 mm

0.19 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/- 0.003 inch

No. T

5.08 mm

0.20 inch

+/- 0.08 mm

+/ - 0.003 inch

 

   
Hardness surface: max.110 HV1
  core: max. 100 HV1
   
Specifications: C.I.P in Europe and S.A.A.M.I in North America
   
Packing: in plastic lined 55 gallon drums (2.000 lb) and sealed to resist moisture or in big bags of 1 mt set on wooden pallets (IPPC standards), protected with polyethylene shrink, tied up with metallic strip.
   
Yearly production ± 2.000 tones
   

 



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Non-toxic steel shot for shotshells datasheet

CIP regulations on steel shot ammunition and shotgun proof

Steel shot - what you need to know from a safety point of view

European Commission - Advantages and drawbacks of restricting the marketing and use of lead in ammunition, fishing sinkers and candle wicks

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