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Advice to Shoots when Game Dealers no longer accept lead shot

4 June 2021

Written by: Mark Osborne - JM Osborne Rural & Sporting

The shooting industry is currently facing significant changes which will undoubtedly shape the future of the sport to varying degrees. One such change is the move away from lead shotgun cartridges to non-toxic alternatives, often including the likes of Steel, Bismuth, tungsten and tungsten matrix.

The shooting industry is fully dependent on game entering the food chain, with large game meat purchasers placing suppliers under increasing pressure to only provide game with no trace of lead shot. As a direct result of this, the National Game Dealers Association (NGDA) have announced that they will only collect game shot with non-toxic cartridges after July 1st 2022. This clearly places added pressure on shoots supplying NGDA members.

How are shoots likely to guarantee this, and what will the consequences be if lead enters the game dealers? Find out more from our recent article published on the Guns on Pegs website…


All William Powell guns now come High Performance Steel Shot Proofed as standard. Ensuring that no matter how soon the switch to non-toxic comes, you'll be prepared.

William Powell guns can also be made to measure and come with a list of additions or alterations to ensure that your gun fits, handles and looks just the way you would like it.


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