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Ogre8472
03-04-2012, 1:57 PM
Hey all,
Im just wondering if everyone else has come across any other lead free stuff other than the CCI Short Range Green or the Winchester Super X Tin. Neither shoot worth damn at 50 yards. So hunting ground squirrels in my neck is out of the question. Just figured id ask in here. Thanks.

Bt Doctur
03-04-2012, 3:37 PM
and whats wrong with a head shot with lead?

G-forceJunkie
03-04-2012, 4:23 PM
Those are the only two I have seen. I have some of the Winchester to test out for squirrle hunting in the condor zone.

G-forceJunkie
03-04-2012, 4:25 PM
Because about 1/4 of California is "condor zone" and illegal to hunt with lead ammo.and whats wrong with a head shot with lead?

Ogre8472
03-04-2012, 4:40 PM
Im not hunting game squirrels. Last i knew varmints needed lead free anyway. I could be wrong but its still nice to know all my options. :cool2:

gbran
03-04-2012, 7:09 PM
You can hunt tree rats with lead, but can't turn and shoot a ground squirrel unless with non-lead. Hornady just recently came out with non-lead for the 17m2. About $8/box. Very accurate.

sfbay
03-04-2012, 7:22 PM
The Winchester has worked pretty good for me. Sorry to hear it hasn't for you.

m1a1driver
03-04-2012, 9:14 PM
sucks, if you were hunting tree squirrels you would be good to go with lead.
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/condor/docs/LeadInformation.pdf

JAGACIDA
03-05-2012, 8:23 AM
Looks like your stuck for now. It may be a matter for manufacturers to produce a round with limited usage. Take that as a hint, it may get expensive down the road.

shafferds
03-05-2012, 10:55 AM
So plant some trees and wait for the squirrel to go in the tree . . . Tada . . A tree squirrel . . . Jk - happy hunting

easy
03-05-2012, 7:35 PM
^^

Won't work. Tree rats have a specific season.