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Unfortunately, following the government announcement this evening (04/01/21) we will be CLOSED with immediate effect until further notice. Call & Collect service is available from the Shop by appointment: 01242 870391


We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


If you have any queries in the meantime you can reach us on the following:


Gun Shop: gunshop@iancoley.co.uk | Shooting School: shootingschool@iancoley.co.uk | Sporting Agency: sportingagency@iancoley.co.uk


All other enquiries: info@iancoley.co.uk

Bismuth Cartridges

Non-Toxic Bismuth Cartridges252505001000
VIP 12 gauge 30 gram£37.50£338£576£1139
VIP 12 gauge 32 gram£38.99
VIP 12 gauge 34 gram£44.99£405
VIP 12 gauge 36 gram£55.50£500£1087£1975
VIP 16 gauge 26.5 gram£40.99£369£689£1250
VIP 20 gauge 28 gram£38.50£347£647£1176
Why use bismuth shotgun cartridges?

Non-toxic bismuth cartridges have become one of the non-lead alternatives available to wildfowlers since the ratification of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) by the UK Government in 1999. This made it illegal to use lead shot for all wildfowling in England and Wales, and for all shooting on or over wetlands in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Find out more about why it is important we should all comply with the law here

What shot size to use?

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recommends increasing pellet size by at least one (e.g. UK No.4 instead of UK No.5) to maintain penetration energy levels.

If you need any further advice, please give the Gun Shop a call on 01242 870391 option 1 or use the enquiry button below.

What is Bismuth?

Bismuth is a heavy metal, approximately 86% as dense as lead. Bismuth cartridges are therefore suitable for use in older or Damascus steel barrelled guns.

Bismuth is less toxic than other heavy metals, including lead, and showed no carcinogenic effects in long-term (2 years) tests on animals.

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