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:shock:these shell stories caught my attention,i found some shells that i got with a shotgun from my late grandfather,they look factory hawthorne brand,12 ga. #2 mags, from montgomery wards,probably late fifties when he got them,any way when i was shooting some of these i noticed the brass was cracking , and one looked like the end was gonna flake off.the gun is in mint condition are these shells ok to shoot????? they dont look like they were reloaded.
 

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Chris142 said:
I'm gonna recomend that you not shoot em. Fresh ammo can be bought at Wallmart for under $3.00 a box.
thanks and i won't, what do you do to dispose of them? what would cause this? thanks for the Re:
 

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Check around the web and see if they'll fetch any $$ from a shell collector. If you get a ton of money for 'em, I want a decent double--possibly Ithaca Fluesie, other decent Ithaca, or maybe a Winne model 24. You just never know :)
 

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if u have the boxes 4 the shells and r in good shape . they will fetch a few bucks from a colletor . or u can sell the empty boxes on ebay. good luck
 

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There was a story a while back of some guy shooting shells that had split. When he fired them he and the gun blew up!

When I deal with guns I always take the safe route. You were smart to stop shooting them.

Good luck and happy shooting! :)
 

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clayshooter25/25 said:
There was a story a while back of some guy shooting shells that had split. When he fired them he and the gun blew up!

When I deal with guns I always take the safe route. You were smart to stop shooting them.

Good luck and happy shooting! :)[/quotecavedog]To clarify though these are not split they are splitting after I shoot them,and the gun is in mint condition. I will let caution be my guide.thanks for the feed back,clayshooter :D
 

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I had about a dozen boxes of old AA's left over from dove hunting back in mid 80's.Forgot they were in the closet.Figure I would just shoot um up at skeet range.Got a nasty surprise when I opened the boxes.Rough guess is about 10 percent of the ammo was split.The brass had either a verticle split or a had peeled off the bottom of base.Did not shoot any,just disposed of them.
 

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Hey thanks for all the feed back guys, I happened to be out hunting last nite and I shot up six or so of the old shells with no adverse consequences. I happened to be curious so I was looking at the spent shells and I squeezed them they are very thin compared to some other newer brass that I could not bend with my fingers. Anyhow I didn't have any luck deer hunting but this morning my landlord who is my neighbor woke me up to come harvest a nice 3 by 4 buck, I didn't try my luck with a shotgun slug I used my winchester model 94 32 special lever action bush buster rifle the bucky is in the cooler chillin. He was a nice blacktail probably 140 or undressed. :D
 

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:D wow can't believe the response on my topic hello Irish 9 I just mailed a steering column to australia . Im here in southern oregon I work at a used car parts yard. Thanks for the info I will register with that site . And I believe these shells are thinner than later types they split after shooting so I just throw them away.
 
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