Andy Crow tests Gamebore steel cartridges on pest pigeons. Roy Lupton’s goshawk and peregrine eyasses need meat with no lead in it. So, Andy puts away his usual lead cartridges and goes for the non-lead alternative. It’s a great day on the pigeons, and Andy rules on whether steel works or not.

Gamebore’s website is This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 288. To watch the whole show go to


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