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Metal Clip Shell Box

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by LocoChunk, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. LocoChunk

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    what are yalls thoughts on metel clip shell boxes? Has anyone had any problems with them?
     
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    Careful: Easily scratches your nice shotgun.... Not necessary. Regards, Ed
     
  3. LocoChunk

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    antbody else have thoughts on it? Thanks for your post Ed
     
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    I prefer an all leather box carrier with leather belt loop. Woody
     
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    How exactly does it work
     
  6. straightshooter1

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    I'm not sure everyone is on the same page here.

    By metal clip shell box do you mean a leather box with a metal clip on the back that goes over your belt. If so, there's no problem, won't scratch your gun as it is not in a position to ever contact the gun.

    If you mean a metal box and clip (which I haven't seen), that could scratch one's gun (metal vs. metal).

    I prefer a snap-on to hold my box, but I have ones with the clip and have never had, nor heard, of a problem with them.

    Bob
     
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    I think he means the holders that are usually a leather strip and belt loop with a metal clip just as described. The clip is on the outside and is slipped up into a box of shells through the bottom, the box of shells becomes the "shell box". Without a box slipped over it, it can scratch things.
     
  8. LocoChunk

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    this is what im talking about
     
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    LocoChunk, I bought one a couple of months ago. High quality and I like it. If you are not going to save boxes it is great. I don't reload anymore right now and don't save empties so you turnover the box and it slips right in and you tear off the bottom of the box. I really don't know how you would scratch your gun unless your careless. I shoot lead off and it let's me know when 5 shot's have been made. JMO
     
  10. straightshooter1

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    Okay, I see. I always sorta wanted one like that, but I don't like to butcher my boxes and, for example, Winchester boxes and some Federal have closed bottom edges so they won't work right side up unless I cut a slit in them (butcher).

    Quite a few shooters use them and I have never heard anyone say anything about the possibility of scratching their gun. I suppose one could, but ....

    Bob
     
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    I have used one for years and love it. You do have to cut or tear the box but what the heck, boxes are everywhere for free. You do have to have two for doubles. Never a scratch. John
     
  12. LocoChunk

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    Thanks for all of the comments I was just wondering what people thought of them, before I bought one myself
     
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