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Old Age Shotshells

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by The Kolar Kid, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. The Kolar Kid

    The Kolar Kid TS Member

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    Guys/Gals

    Is there a shelf life for shotshells that anyone is aware of assuming they have been kept dry and in good condition?

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  2. Ed Y

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    Heat and sunlight are the enemies of your ammo.
     
  3. jimbotrap

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    I cannot answer the question. But a few years ago Dan Bonillas shot back to back 100 straights in Handicap at the California State Shoot using Winchester Papers that were over 20 years old. - Jim
     
  4. wolfram

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    I don't know how long modern ammo remains fresh. I can tell you that I'm still using a case lot of 16 gauge Remington Express shells from the 50's and they kill roosters with great regularity. (they smell great after firing too)
     
  5. 100straight

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    I'd recommend not shooting any shells that are over a year old. Please send ALL older shells to me and I'll dispose of them properly!
     
  6. grunt

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    Jim, I remember that year. Dan shot Winchester papers he found in the garage.
     
  7. The Kolar Kid

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    I live in Nashville TN, what made you think I was in Il?

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  8. Hitapair

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    If they are papers and you don't know the history of where they have been stored, I wouldn't use them. Paper shells stored in a hot attic can be come dynamite, figuratively speaking. Besides if they are older papers in original boxes in good shape, you can probably sell them for enough to buy current shells, and then some.
     
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