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Rare Find Today-Boxes of 1960's Wads

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by oleolliedawg, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Got a call from a shooters daughter this week. Unfortunately her father is confined to a home because of the effects of Alzheimers disease at the age of 71. I got the order to clean out his reloading room and found him to be quite a packrat. Many boxes of Alcan, Remington, Winchester cardboard, filler and plastic over powder H wads of various heights. Maybe one of our resident pattern experts might like to experiment with the components that we used back then and give us an in-depth report. Would it be possible for a 27 yard target to escape a pattern from these reloads? Let's find out!!
     
  2. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    ollie.

    I too was called by a fellow shooter who had been given a large amount of old items. Some were very old shot shell loaders and lots of paper card wads of various gauges. Interesting going thru these!

    Danny
     
  3. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Danny, I loaded a bunch of this stuff in the early 60's but can it compare with the new plastic one piece wads on patterning quality. Where's our resident pattern expert when we need him? After all, the 27 yard line was instituted during the era of their use. Does anyone believe the "top dogs" could possibly carry high averages with these dated components? Inquiring minds are interested!!
     
  4. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If that old stuff was any good we would still be using it.

    Nice collectible to dust off for the next decade or so...

    Bob
     
  5. halfmile

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    I could use some 20 guage cards.

    HM
     
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