wb-wb said:If old paper hulls then do not use them in a autoloader...........EVER! *Always use a break action gun or pump (if your fearless)
Ditto. Heaven knows how many blue Peters paper shells my 1100 saw in the early days. Ounce and a quater #4s or #5s was great duck medicine at $3.25 a box from the gas station up at the corner.A5guy said:If post WWII paper shells are stored in a dry location and are not swolen or the bases corroded you will be fine with them. Some of them may be collector's items though.
As far as plastic shells go, unless the metal is corroded, they are a go.
I often shoot 50 year old shotshells.
:arrow: I'm not referring to new paper shells just older stuff that's been around awhile!pitted bore said:wb-wb said:If old paper hulls then do not use them in a autoloader...........EVER! *Always use a break action gun or pump (if your fearless)
OK, I'm not afraid to show my ignorance. Perhaps you could explain the reason for your warning, or provide a reference for your statement?
Browning A5s were introduced about 1902 and Remington Model 11s about 1905. Plastic shells were not introduced until about 1960. Did paper shells blow up or otherwise harm a lot of Browning A5s, Model 11s, and other early autoloaders (or their operators) during the first 50-60 years of their existence?