Double-Blind Study: No Difference in Lethality of Lead or Steel Shot
Not that this will end the argument or anything…
At the end of 2014, The State of Texas completed a 2-year study to, “evaluate the effectiveness of lead vs. non-toxic shot should ammunition regulations change in the future.” As a result of its double-blind methodology, there was “virtually no difference between lead and non-toxic shot.”
I, for one, am very happy to see such detailed study going into the debate of shot selection. Armed with this information, those looking to move to alternative shot materials should be able to rest easy that the performance of the shot will meet lead’s high standards.