I have a couple of reptile shops interested in head shot rabbits. My big concern is, as I'm using a Hmr with vmax cartridges there could be lead fragments inside. Don't want to be killing someone's snake.
The snakes generally want the head on. I guess the issue with lead with birds is the gizzard / grit and grind scenario but have no idea on snakes. I believe that Snakes by their very nature have a slow but thorough digestive system, hence the concern. Anyone know for sure how the lead may effect them ? Either from experience of feeding hmr head shot rabbits or can anyone point me in the right direction. I have read some stuff on some reptile forums but still unsure.
Thinking of changing to 17 or 20 gr hollow points, thinking they will be slightly less frangible and hence less lead retained in the head.