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Are biodegradable plastics a good solution for shotgun wads?

Plastic shotgun wads are an example of a single use disposable plastic.  Are biodegradable plastics a good solution for shotgun wads?  I believe biodegradable plastics are the best solution to this issue.  Here’s why. Conventional plastic wads will eventually be phased out through some combination of behavioral modification and regulation/legislation/taxation.  Maybe sooner, maybe later, but I think it will happen eventually.  Even with the best intentions, the reality is that shotgun wads are often littered into the environment.  It’s hard to shoot over water or into dense brush without leaving a wad behind.  In particular, most hunters spend a lot...

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GreenOps Ammo Receives Funding from CRCF

GreenOps Ammo is very pleased to have been awarded funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia's CRCF Commercialization Grant Program.  We were one of only 16 companies in the state to win this highly competitive, non-dilutive funding, and are very grateful to the reviewers, CIT, and everyone who helped along the way.   For those of you who are waiting to receive our ammunition for beta testing, this money will greatly facilitate that process.  Before committing to the design of our commercial-scale injection molds, we want to make sure everything is just right, and feedback from users in the field will be very helpful. ...

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What's a Greenops?

greenops fossil

What's a Greenops?

For those of you wondering about the origin of our name and logo (in addition to the obvious environmental/military connotations), we wanted to pay homage to our marine science roots – the greenops (such as the little ruffian pictured here) were a genus of trilobites found as fossils from the Devonian period, which began over 400 million years ago and lasted about 56 million years.  They lived in fairly deep water, and were preyed upon by cephalopods and sharks, among other creatures.  They had an average size of about 1 to 1.5 inches, and have been found primarily in upstate...

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