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Study: 'Green' Training Ammo Carries Cancer Risk

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by darkminstrel, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with this stuff - is this floating around in the civilian market?

    (not that if you say "no", that makes it any better for the soldiers who were exposed)
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been able to find out exactly what it is. Either maker or what a round looks like. ****, all I'd need is a headstamp. It can't be the frangible stuff that civvies get, that's just treated copper.
     
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    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    I wonder what effect this will have on the sale/manufacture of tungsten shot shells for waterfowl? The whole point was to eliminate lead in the water, this may be worse?
     
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    They were making tungsten shot? I thought they were going to just full steel. This is getting sticky...
     
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    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    Yeah, for the same reasons the military would use it for training, it gets pretty close to the weight of lead. It's expensive shot but a lot more effective than steel.
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Why do I get the same sense of deja vu when reading about this that I get with all the preaching over the supposedly "safe" compact fluorescent light bulbs?? You know the ones that need to be "specially disposed of" due to the mercury in them. :nuts:

    With all the stuff out there that is now a "health risk" I am amazed that my parents are even still alive and survived the "dark ages". :paranoid:
     
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    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    War is going to get very spendy if we have to start making bullets out of gold...
     
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    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    But then people might think before they started a conflict.
     
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    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Do I have to use my environmentally friendly silver vampire bullets for practice now?