I purchased a box of shotgun shells in the United States. On the box it says they are for pheasant. But it does not say if the shot is lead, steel or some other nontoxic material. We know from the question I have an older shotgun designed for lead shot, can I use steel shot? that the type of shot is important.
I didn't think about this when I grabbed the box. Now that I have sat down and read the box, I am not sure. There is a very small bit of print that says
This item may include the following SVHC: lead styphinate; 2.4 Dinitrotoluene; Dibutyl phthalate
As written there may or may not be lead as part of any component of the shell (or box).
If the material the shot is made of is not clearly identified, what is it?