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bismuth shotshells

Asked & Answered

Each year I devote a column to letters from readers addressing topics of general interest to the broader audience of shotgunners. Here is a selection.

Bismuth Lives!

Based on my tests, I am quite impressed with the quality and performance of the Rio bismuth loads I have shot. Bismuth-tin alloy is a good option for those who want to shoot softer nontoxic shot in guns with barrels or chokes that they believe could be damaged by hard shot types like steel or tungsten-composite.