Saturday, July 21 , 2018, 12:43 pm | A Few Clouds 71º


Gun Club Offers Lead-Free Sight-In Day for Hunters

Winchester Canyon Gun Club is hosting a Lead-Free Sight-In Day starting at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to help hunters in the condor area prepare for hunting under AB821, The Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act. The new lead-free regulations go into effect July 1.

The ballistic characteristics of lead-free ammo can be significantly different from the older ammunition, which contains lead. Hunters are advised to obtain and test lead-free ammo before going afield in the condor area this hunting season.

The Lead-Free Sight-In Day is an opportunity to use a safe, professionally operated rifle range at significantly reduced costs. Lower member rates for shooting fees (less than $5 for all day) will apply on Sunday for all shooters.

Visit for maps and directions. For the free lunch, RSVP to [email protected]

As part of the event, there will be an ammo demonstration by Custom Cartridge, a Goleta manufacturer of certified lead-free ammo. There also will be significant discounts on ammo available for hunter education instructors and students on that date. If you are interested in having lead-free ammo custom made, visit or send an e-mail to [email protected]

The gun club also plans a visit from local experts, including DFG Capt. Roland Takayama.

Click here for details about the new regulations.

Phil Kryder is a hunter education instructor at the Winchester Canyon Gun Club.

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