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Olympia Shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bridgetoofar, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    Are they still in business? Is there a distributor in the USA?
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Is this the same company that sold paper hunting shells back about 1970? I remember buying Olympia hunting shotgun shells for $1.99 a box, made in Europe somewhere.
     
  3. Baber

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    Olympia is gone.... Good Riddance.... You never knew what you were going to get. I have some that had cocked wads and would not go into the gun. One flat would be poopers and another would be so over loaded that they sounded like a cannon going off.

    We need boutique manufacturers like this but ones who understand quality. These guys could not produce it much less spell it.

    Tom
     
  4. BAD 303

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    Was a pretty unique concept when you placed an order with them. You could save some money by buying the shells in five gallon buckets with lids. No boxes and the buckets were damn heavy.lol They were not known for high quality control.
     
  5. Voolfie

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    Constantinides was his name wasn't it? He was a nice guy, but he did promise the moon and frequently couldn't deliver. I went through his factory outside Atlanta one time.

    I had a couple of bum shells, but for the most part they were a pretty good value I thought.

    The original Olympias were made in Cyprus and were very good shells as I recall.

    J.F. Wolfington
    Phila., PA
     
  6. bridgetoofar

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    Too bad if they are gone. I shot them in the late '90s for sporting. Consistant, clean burning, hard shot and inexpensive. Never had a problem with them and probably shot 50 flats or so. Made in Cypress.
     
  7. Baber

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    The Cypress shells were ok it was the Georgia stuff that was JUNK. Never knew what you were getting. Ask for 1 oz and get 24Gm and vice versa. They were so iffy I am very surprised that no one had a gun blow up.

    Tom
     
  8. Dickgshot

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    I figure I shot over 10,000 of the Olympia shell that were made in Georgia. Almost all were the one ounce mini max shells in the translucent case. We transported them on a pickup truck to North Carolina. They were excellent shells at a great price. Maybe some people got bad shells but we didn't.
     
  9. lightning20ga

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    anybody remember canuks 1 doller a box in grants they were paper an wax came in all size they were great 10 bucks a case just found a box otherday they still shot great wow
     
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    lightning20ga,

    I find using the English language works much better on this forum.
     
  11. lightning20ga

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    grnt whats ur problem?????
     
  12. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    does anybody have a Olympia shell box they would like to trade or sell?? Just looking for one.
    Thank you,
    Jim
     
  13. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    "grnt whats ur problem?????"

    I'll just guess, but it may have something to do with the lack of capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure, coupled with generation X abbreviations making comprehension and easy reading a chore.
     
  14. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    bridgetoofar,

    BINGO!!
     
  15. Dickgshot

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    He's got to be the oldest person in his 3rd grade class.
     
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