is the universal answer to the problem of replacing lead
in target and hunting ammunition.

Facts to consider when shooting, choosing your load or reloading

The future of hunting is being directed towards non-toxic alternatives.There are several, quality, non-toxic alternatives available and acceptance of these alternatives among hunters has increased over several years. 
Here at, we are committed to the promotion of steel. It is the cheapest, most widely used alternative and we feel it provides a viable, competitive option for those shooting in wetlands and those simply looking for an alternative to lead
Choosing Your Load
Steel shot provides a cheaper, viable alternative to lead, which performs well. Two factors which must be considered when choosing a load:
  • Density

  • Hardness

Steel shot is approximately 30% lighter than lead shot of equal size.This doesn't equate to 30% reduction in energy, as load velocity is managed; increasing velocity increases pellet energy. Larger pellets contain more energy per pellet at longer ranges.However, the larger the pellet, the more difficult it is to control for patterns. So when selecting your load, choose the pellet with sufficient energy for your requirements, rather than just the maximum size possible.

Facts to Consider

  • Larger pellets stay on course longer.
  • Smaller pellets are well suited to upland game.
  • Steel shot loads have developed in recent years, and there has been a radical advancement in performance.
  • supplies highly polished, precision steel shot

The Benefits of Steel Shot 

  • Steel shot is up to 3 times harder than lead.
  • It stays round and flies truer to the target. 
  • Deforms little upon firing, producing more even patterns.
  • Increased velocities produces greater strike energy.
  • Shorter, narrower shot strings.
  • Higher pellet counts due to lower density.
  • The cheapest, most widely used alternative.

Reloading & Benefits of Reloading

Through reloading, you can create the perfect load - one that works best with your style of shooting.
Variations in game and hunting conditions demand different loads. Reloading allows you to adapt to these differences.
Loads can easily be tailored to the gun being used.Different guns suit different loads and experimentation is required .
  • Reduced Costs

  • Customised Loads

  • Accuracy & Velocity

Reloading allows you to find the perfect load for less.

About Steel Shot Company

One of the first manufacturers of steel shot for cartridge manufacturing - Steel Shot Company Ltd have over 20 years of unrivalled experience in the shotgun manufacturing industry.
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