A captive bolt device is used for safe and humane destruction of animals - from small pigs and calves to boars and bulls. A captive retracting ‘bolt’ is fired into the head, instead of a bullet. Different strength cartridges are used for different sized animals (see chart below). It is imperative that the correct charge is used for the animal being destroyed. The shot is discharged by pressure on the trigger mechanism. The correct point for entry of the bolt is between and slightly above the eyes.
Calves up to 100kg - Green
Calves up to 300kg - Yellow
Cattle up to 600kg - Blue
Cattle over 600kg - Red
Horses - all weights - Yellow
Sheep and Goats up to 35kg - Green
Sheep and Goats over 35kg - Yellow
Pigs up to 50kg - Green
Pigs up to 100kg - Yellow
Pigs up to 200kg - Blue
Pigs over 200kg - Red
Important Notice: Serious penalties apply for dealing with animals inhumanely. If in doubt about use of this device, discuss with your veterinarian. Death should be finally ascertained by checking there is no heartbeat, no breathing and no blink reflex. Be aware that for heavy bulls and horses, this is a stunning device only. Use must be followed by pithing to assure death. (If in doubt consult your veterinarian.)
**Cleaning kit - Contains 25cm extension handle and two sizes of brush for cleaning gun barrel. (Kit is included with device.)
***Service kit - Contains a replacement for mainspring and rubber buffer.