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Certified Nonlead Ammunition

  • Shotgun ammunition containing pellets composed of materials approved as nontoxic by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as identified in Section 507.1 (Title 14, CCR) is considered certified. NOTE: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may review and approve applications for other types of non-toxic shot throughout the year -- link opens in new windowSee the full list of approved shot types.
  • The following table lists currently certified non-lead ammunition (choose a link to go to the manufacturer's current information). This certified list will be updated as new applications are received and approved.
Name Date Application Received Date Application Approved
link opens in new windowAmmo Brothers (PDF) September 22, 2008 September 25, 2008
link opens in new windowBadlands Precision, LLC (PDF) November 20, 2016 February 28, 2017
link opens in new windowBarnes Bullets, Inc. (PDF) April 16, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowBishop Ammunition Manufacturing (PDF) August 18, 2011 October 11, 2011
link opens in new windowBlack Hills Ammunition (PDF) June 10, 2008 July 2, 2008
link opens in new windowBlackstone Ammunition (PDF) October 9, 2014 October 21, 2014
link opens in new windowCalifornia Republic Bullets (PDF)
 June 26, 2015  June 30, 2015
link opens in new windowCCI - Speer (PDF) April 15, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowCutting Edge Bullets (PDF) February 26, 2010 October 21, 2015 (rev.)
link opens in new windowCustom Cartridge, Inc. (PDF) March 14, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowDakota Ammo (COR-BON/Glaser) (PDF) April 16, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowD Dupleks Ltd. (PDF) March 2, 2010 March 16, 2010
link opens in new windowDynamic Research Technologies (DRT) (PDF) July 29, 2009 September 8, 2009
link opens in new windowENVIRON-Metal, Inc. DBA HEVI-Shot (PDF) January 27, 2017 February 28, 2017
link opens in new windowFederal Premium Ammunition (PDF) April 15, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowG2 Research, Inc. (PDF) April 9, 2015 April 21, 2015
link opens in new windowGS Custom Bullets LLC (PDF) January 14, 2012 February 2, 2012
link opens in new windowJames Gilmore (PDF)
November 24, 2015 January 14, 2016
link opens in new windowHasler Bullets (PDF)
August 20, 2015 October 14, 2015
link opens in new windowHD Custom Rifles and Ammunition, LLC (HammerBullets) (PDF)
March 25, 2016 April 28, 2016
link opens in new windowHornady Mfg. Co (PDF) December 8, 2008 December 29, 2008
link opens in new windowHPR Ammunition (PDF) September 23, 2014 September 30, 2014
link opens in new windowInternational Cartridge Company (PDF) August 12, 2008 September 4, 2008
link opens in new windowLehigh Defense, LLC (PDF) June 10, 2014 July 29, 2014
link opens in new windowLiberty Ammunition, Inc. (PDF) September 9, 2013 October 22, 2013
link opens in new windowMagtech Ammunition Company (PDF) September 11, 2008 October 20, 2008
link opens in new windowMcGuire Grinding (PDF)  April 17, 2015  April 30, 2015
link opens in new windowMiwall Corporation (PDF) September 23, 2008 October 20, 2008
link opens in new windowMonolithic Munitions LLC (PDF) January 14, 2012 February 2, 2012
link opens in new windowNammo Lapua Oy (PDF) July 31, 2012 September 5, 2012
link opens in new windowNorth Fork Bullets (PDF) January, 27 2009 February 23, 2009
link opens in new windowNosler, Inc. (PDF) March 25, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowOATH Corporation (PDF) October 20, 2015 November 23, 2015
link opens in new windowOPG Gun Ventures, LLC (PDF) June 11, 2012 June 25, 2012
link opens in new windowP-Bar Co., LLC (PDF) November 30, 2009 January 4, 2010
link opens in new windowPeregrine Bullets (PYT) Ltd. (PDF) August 8, 2016 December 1, 2016
link opens in new windowPolyCase Ammunition, LLC (PDF) January 09, 2015 February 2, 2015
link opens in new windowRemington Arms Co., LLC (PDF) March 25, 2008 April 28, 2008
link opens in new windowSig Sauer (PDF) January 13, 2016 April 28, 2016
link opens in new windowSinterfire, Inc (PDF) May 29, 2008 July 2, 2008
link opens in new windowSellier & Bellot (PDF) May 31, 2013 July 22, 2013
link opens in new windowSnake River Ammunition (PDF) August 31, 2009 September 14, 2009
link opens in new windowSolid Copper Bullet (PDF) August 18, 2014 October 10, 2014
link opens in new windowStars & Stripes Ammunition (PDF) August 15, 2008 September 11, 2008
link opens in new windowStyria Arms (PDF) February 10, 2011 March 1, 2011
link opens in new windowTomBob Outdoors, LLC (PDF) March 15, 2010 April 21, 2010
link opens in new windowVelocity Tactics (PDF)
January 19, 2016 January 25, 2016
link opens in new windowWeatherby, Inc. (PDF) May 29, 2008 July 2, 2008
link opens in new windowWinchester Ammunition (PDF) April 7, 2008 April 28, 2008


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