Nickel-Plated Lead Shot (11 lbs/bag)
"the world's most effective game shot."
Our nickel-plated shot is the real deal - not a wash coating. We've been field testing this shot since the mid 1970s. Our staff runs it through its paces in our ballistic lab and we've shot it all over the planet in every type of game situation that you can imagine. Our customers agree by making this one of our most popular products.
Design: A hardened lead and antimony alloy core is first copper-coated before heavy nickel-plating is applied. This thick exterior layer serves as the hardening catalyst for the entire pellet. It provides the essential hardness and reduced friction for maximum penetration capability. The first thing you'll notice about birds hit with nickel-plated lead is the reduction or elimination of feathers in the wound channel. The surface coating of nickel allows these pellets to penetrate straight through tough feathers and deliver lethal energy where it counts most.
Patterning: Fiocchi, the maker of Golden Pheasant nickel-plated shotshell loads, has tested nickel-plated lead with numerous guns and choke combinations and found that pattern efficiency is increased on an average by 4%.
Sizing note: Pellets may have a slightly larger size variation tolerance due to metric European metric sizing and the heavy plating process. Pellet diameters and pellet counts per load will differ from those to which American shooters have become accustomed.
Comparing Magnum, Chilled and Plated Lead Shot:
Plated shot is always superior for game loads because of better penetration and energy-transfer qualities. Chilled lead shot is slightly softer than magnum lead shot (i.e., shot that has been alloyed with higher concentrations of antimony). Many shotgunners prefer harder magnum shot for its ability to retain a spherical form better. Because chilled lead shot contains lower concentrations of antimony, which is lighter than lead, the resulting chilled shot pellet is slightly denser than magnum shot.
- Magnum is harder and slightly less dense (magnum shot is not as dense or "heavy" as chilled lead shot).
- Chilled is softer and slightly denser (chilled lead shot is slightly softer than magnum shot, but it is denser, given the same volume.
- The best combination is a chilled lead core (which maximizes density) with a heavy copper/nickel plating.
Market lead pricing fluctuates dramatically these days. Therefore, costs can and do vary depending upon when shipments arrive. Stock up on the sizes you need when we have them in stock because we often run out of the most popular and rarer sizes quickly.
Load Data: Advantages and other BPI manuals
Specs: Industry tolerances apply, general tolerance is +/- .003"
Packaging: Heavy-mil plastic bag with welded seams. 11 lbs. per unit
WARNING/DISCLAIMER: THIS NICKEL PLATED PRODUCT/LEAD SHOT/LEAD SLUG PRODUCT CONTAINS INORGANIC LEAD, ANTIMONY, AND INORGANIC ARSENIC. MISUSE OF THIS PRODUCT CAN PRESENT A HEALTH HAZARD. DISCHARGE FIREARMS ONLY WHEN GOOD VENTILATION CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT. THIS PRODUCT MAY PRESENT A LEAD POISONING HAZARD IF TAKEN INTERNALLY. DO NOT EAT, DRINK, USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR APPLY COSMETICS WHILE HANDLING THIS PRODUCT. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING AND BEFORE EATING, DRINKING, OR THE USE OF COSMETICS/TOBACCO PRODUCTS. DO NOT STORE NEAR ACIDS, BASES, AND REDUCING AGENTS. KEEP PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT, FEED PRODUCTS, FOOD PRODUCTS, AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CLEAN UP SPILLS IMMEDIATELY. DO NOTE REUSE PACKAGING FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS (OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM). BPI ALSO SUPPLIES NON-TOXIC SHOT OPTIONS.