While perusing the web for leases on Scottish Forestry Commission land I came across something that I had never heard before. By 2015 they expect to be completely free of people using non lead ammunition. Here is the link:
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/CoveringLetterDeerManagementPermissionAgreement.pd f/$file/CoveringLetterDeerManagementPermissionAgreement.pd f
Now after asking a friend if he thought it would impact our shooting for a local wildlife trust he contacted a friend in the Forestry Comission and came back to me with this reply:
"The word from the front is that yes FC Scotland will adopt non-lead as policy in due course although it might be a little beyond the 2015 timescale indicated in the letter. They have been using 110gr Barnes TTSX .270 loaded by Norma and now have a substantial (tens of thousands) track record of deer taken successfully with this combination.
There is currently no indication that FC England will go the same way until pushed".
I have done a search on the forum and could not find anything written about this subject. I apologise if it has been posted, but I thought it was worth the risk.