In recent years, hunters have begun looking at alternative bullets and shotgun loads for hunts. Although "green" ammo has been a controversial topic, the reality is many government agencies have gotten involved and whether people like it or not, the transition toward eco-friendly ammunition is in full swing.
In 2009, Winchester launched their line of lead-free E-Tip ammo using copper alloy metal and polycarbonate tip. The Winchester E-Tip lines includes: 270 WSM, 270 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, 300 WSM, 300 Win Mag, 308 Winchester, 7MM Remington Mag and 7MM WSM. Learn more about the product line at www.Winchester.com.
Hornady Manufacturing Company in Grand Island, NE offers a line of green ammo in their GMX Superformance and Full Boar bullets. Constructed from monolithic copper alloy which is able to perform in a wide range of velocities. Learn more about the product line at www.Hornady.com.
Remington introduced their Premier Copper Solid and Premier Green line in 2009. This lead-free rifle hunting ammunition has been favored by hunters since its introduction. Premier Green is available in big game hunting calibers, while Premier Copper Solid is offered for 12- and 20-gauge rifles. Learn more about the product line at www.Remington.com.
Last, but not least, the Federal Cartridge Company has introduced non-toxic ammunition into the marketplace with their Tipped Triple-Shock X, Barnes Triple-Shock X, and Barnes MRX bullets. The latter combines copper with a tungsten-based core. Learn more about the product line at www.FederalPremium.com.
Whether you're looking for buckshot, birdshot, or rifled slug loads, the leading ammunition manufacturers offer something for everyone. Taking time to research available options will ensure you invest in the proper type of ammo for your particular hunting style.