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Shells at the Olympics?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Avaldes, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    It just occured to me to ask this, does anyone know if the event provides the shells at the Olympics? Or do the atheletes provide their own? I kind of remember hearing something about the US team having difficulty in China due to the shells. But the details escape me. Thanks.

    -Aaron
     
  2. skeet_man

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    Athletes provide their own. US team typically uses Winchester ammo, but I have seen recent pics/video of team members using ammo other then winchester...

    I'm guessing its onerous to import your ammo into a non-gun friendly country, and thats where the issue arose.
     
  3. Baber

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    Shells in the UK are not a problem. They have some great ammo that is not available here in the US. Example are the outstanding RC brand that is probably the best trap ammo in the world but is not imported.

    Olympic shooters will not have a problem in London like they did in China?

    Tom
     
  4. Avaldes

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    What was the problem in China?
     
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    Understand that some people had to shoot the local junk.

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    what brand of shell do the chinese shooters shoot in china?
     
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    Lloyd Woodhouse was handing out AAs to his team members in Bejing. I don't know if he had a problem getting it there or not.
     
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    Lloyd Woodhouse was handing out AAs to his team members in Bejing. I don't know if he had a problem getting it there or not.
     
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    quartering,

    I think they shoot a Chinese brand named <i>Jialing</i>.

    I have seen spent hulls around here in South Africa, but have never shot them.
     
  10. Avaldes

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    So was the story about the US team not having proper ammo an internet rumor?
     
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    A number of years ago we saw Jai-Ling imported here in the L.A. area. They shot very well and were inexpensive so got a good try then disappeared from the scene. The shot looked like polished ball bearings and the components appeared to be Italian?

    Chuck
     
  12. Baber

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    No it was theAustrilian team that could not get their RC ammo through customs and had to shoot the local junk.

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    I actually have one empty Jialing hull that I found on a trail near my house. Must have been someone's gun show purchase. I always wondered why we don't see chinese non-military ammo on the market, since we see chinese everything else...
     
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    that's what i wonder too. look at everything made in china in a walmart, home depot or academy sports. seems like chinese made ammo would cut costs and increase profits for retailers just like all the other chinese made stuff. on the other hand, who wants chinese production to regulate the flow of ammunition into our country? i guess i'd rather pay the premium on domestic ammo and components and know that it'll be there whenever i need to buy it
     
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    Does anyone know if any of the Olympic shells or boxes are marked as such like the shells are for the Grand?
     
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    Up for my question.
     
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    I don't know if they still are, but they were. I have a box of Federal Papers specially marked for the '96 Atlanta Games.



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    There was a bit of a problem with the Aussie team ammo at the olympics in Beijing, but there is always issues. Even when the world cup was in Sydney there were people driving around like mad to local gun shops for ammo.

    Our team does not have one single ammo sponsor, it's up to individual sponsors to provide the ammo.

    , I know Russel Mark will be using RC4 champion excellence shells, as will his wife Lauren in the women's skeet. Michael Diamond will use Fiocchi, Adam Vella uses B&P
     
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    Here's a photo of some spent Jialing 24 gram hulls.
    timb99_2008_030369.jpg
     
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    They are absolute crap! We had them here for a while for $50 a flat, and they werent worth that.

    Susceptible to heat and cold like you wouldn't believe, 120fps variation in a standard box. We pulled some from the back of my pickup under a black cover in the sun and shot them, they were blowing the primers out the back of the shells so bad my buddy's gun wouldn't open?!!!
     
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