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BASC’s Science Department offers advice on a number of specialist topics related to ballistics and the sustainability of shooting in the UK. Please see the links below for more information.

BASC’s shot travel database

BASC’s shot travel database is freely available to members.

Facts and info on lead shot

Information on lead shot substitutes; steel shot and safety.

Technical aspects of shooting

“Is my gun safe to shoot lead or non-lead cartridges?”

Information on Woodcock

Numbers of woodcock are declining and shooters can help.

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