Free ammo trial at shooting club Aug. 20

Michael Durham/ of the Oregon Zoo.Leland Brown, non-lead ammunition outreach coordinator at the Oregon Zoo, examines a ballistics gel. The zoo is inviting hunters and shooters to give non-lead ammunition a free try Aug. 20 at the Eagle Cap Shooters Association.

Oregon Zoo and Eagle Cap Shooters Association invite hunters to try latest ammunition technology for free. Hunters and shooters can give nonlead ammunition a try for free at the association range 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 courtesy of the Oregon Zoo’s Non-Lead Hunting Education Program.

The range is located north of Enterprise. Take State Hwy. 3 toward Lewiston for seven miles and turn right on Ant Flat Road. Proceed one mile south. The range will be on the left.

A selection of nonlead ammunition from multiple manufacturers will be available a number of common cartridges.

Hunters are invited to bring their firearms and current bullets to compare against nonlead ammo for accuracy. A special demonstration will also compare terminal performance of conventional lead hunting bullets and nonlead bullets in water barrels and ballistic gelatin.

“This is a great opportunity to try the latest technology in hunting ammunition without having to buy any,” said Leland Brown, the zoo’s nonlead ammunition outreach coordinator and a lifelong outdoorsman. “This ammunition offers great weight retention, consistent expansion and exceptional accuracy, all without lead.”

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