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Stop worrying about it.Maybe my search-fu is failing me. If it's been discussed, just point me towards a thread.
Anyway, in a bit of reasonable paranoia, I've been considering the amount of lead I'm tossing into the ground in my backyard range.
For those who have backyard ranges, what do you do about it? Shovel it out from time to time? Switch to non-lead rounds? Some kind of backdrop to mitigate runoff or something? Don't care/don't worry?
I've gotten exposed to enough hazmat overseas that things don't look good for my own longevity, but more thinking about wildlife, the folks that live here after I do, etc...
You need to be careful that you are limiting your own exposure while sifting. You don’t want to be breathing lead dust, or get it on your clothes and bring it home.
I like the idea of this but a quick search shows that Lowe's is charging over $20 per railroad tie. Logs cut from fallen trees are free.
I grew up on, well, I was raised on a hobby farm in central Mass. In the backyard stood an apple tree, long gone now. On that tree was a hole caused by my father and uncle and theirs before, using the spot as a target. Fairly decent group, to my recollection. You could see and dig out bits of decades old bullets.You guys are too paranoid. OP is just thinking ahead, not confessing to anything or creating any likely future liability for himself.
I really need to read ahead...My dad used to shoot in the backyard when I was growing up. We never shoveled or did any cleanup.
I really need to read ahead...
I really need to read ahead...Yah, but now you have that bulbous growth sticking out on your back, oozing puss.
I have the same three. Have we gone shooting together?It does not matter if a person breathes-in, swallows, or absorbs lead particles, the health effects are the same; however, the body absorbs higher levels of lead when it is breathed-in.www.cdc.gov
A person who is exposed to lead over time may feel:
- Abdominal pain
meh... 3/7 already.. what's a bit more..
Another source of railroad ties is when a community removes railroad track to make it a bike/walk trail. They pile them up off to the side.I like the idea of this but a quick search shows that Lowe's is charging over $20 per railroad tie. Logs cut from fallen trees are free.
This happened a few years back to a local near my NH club. The property was being sold and they had to get rid of the dirt from the range. We wanted no part about taking hazmat material. In the end they had to get professionals in and remove it at a significant cost.I think the concept is you have a PRIVATE backyard range that you think may be concerning environmentally
You post it online
Now someone buys the place, finds the post, and sues for non disclosure
Today the lead in your range is not a problem. Who knows what it will be in 1-5-10-20 years