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Shotgun shells have a virtually unlimited shelf life.

Those are modern plastic hulled shells, made since World War Two. All of them should go off.

A few years ago in South Dakota, one of my friend's fathers,,,in his late eighties,,,,killed his limit of pheasant with some old paper shells he'd had on hand since the 1950's. He did claim that a couple of them failed to fire, though.

I've shot, and ocassionally still shoot, a few old paper shells from a 1950's stash that I aquired about twenty five years ago. No misfires.

If you were to have a "squib load",,,make sure to clear the wad from the barrel before shooting another shell. Otherwise you can blow up your gun from the pressure of the stuck wad.
 
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