Bioammo Blue

Bioammo Blue
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Bioammo Blue | What you need to know

Blue is the new lead-free shot alternative from Spanish manufacturer BioAmmo. Their USP is the fact that both their cartridge cases and wads are biodegradeable and can be composted, although there is no data yet on how long they take to disappear. And now they have joined the lead-free party with Blue, which is an alloy of Bismuth, Zinc, Tin and Aluminium. Sounds complicated, but what it actually does is make it more than twice as soft as steel which has some advantages. This increased softness means it has better energy transfer than steel, so gives better kills and it also means that it can be used through any choke.

Under CIP rules, BioAmmo Blue should be treated as steel with the exception of any choke restriction. This means that you can use it in any gun manufactured post 1954 with nitro proof marks (NP or BNP), with suitable chamber lengths and any choke. There are currently only two Blue products and both should be viewed as standard loads under steel rules. The 25gm shot is loaded in a 67mm case so can be used in 2½” chambered guns and the 27gm in 4 or 5 shot are in a 70mm case for use in 2¾” chambers.

 

Bioammo Blue

 

Reports from the field are very optimistic and whilst 20% less dense than lead (steel is 30% less dense than lead), the malleability of BioAmmo Blue means that it’s efficacy at normal ranges is very good. It is about one and half times the cost of equivalent lead or steel cartridges, so is a very good half way house when you think that Bismuth is more than three times the cost.

Better than steel, cheaper than Bismuth, BioAmmo Blue is a very effective alternative.

Reviews

“Used these for the first time yesterday on a partridge day. Very pleased with the results in a lightweight gun. Killed cleanly and with no noticeable recoil which has been a problem with steel, though not in a heavier gun.” – S. Simpson

“I have been using these (27gm 5’s) for driven pheasant this year, they have worked wonderfully in my Beretta Silver Pigeon. I have killed high birds cleanly and when I did a pattern test vs the lead 6’s I used to use they were a better spread.”C. Morrison

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