Europe : Lead and Steel Shot – how will European law affect South Africa?


FITASC and ESC (European Shooting Confederation) Opinion, dated 19th July 2023

ECHA restriction report – Lead Shot on Clay Target Shooting Ranges

The document dated 19th July 2023 gives a detailed summary of the current situation regarding the move to ban lead shot in Europe.  It gives details on the negative effects of steel shot on shotguns, humans and land.

Although this situation is not currently affecting South Africa, this report highlights the potential problems that we face.  Both FITASC and ESC give their recommendations at the end of the document regarding the use of lead shot, lead recovery and recycling of lead shot on outdoor shooting ranges.

To download the 4 page report, click HERE.

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