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To shoot or not to shoot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lineman1002, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. lineman1002

    lineman1002 Member

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    Hello, I was hard pressed to what thread to put this under. So whither to shoot these jewels is my question. I bought these from a buddy who got these at an auction. I couldn't wait to offer them to the clay gods, but thought I would see if I was making a mistake. Picture is as good as I could get. I grew up shooting trap in Ks and in my sheltered life can't remember seeing a shell without a 6 or 8 pt crimp. Looks like a cardboard cover with a roll type crimp and some with stickers. Here are some of brands all are paper. Federal Monarch, Peters Victor, Peters HV, Winchester Ranger even one named Dominion Imperial(Canada). Thanks for any help you can give.
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  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    All loaded shells looked like that in years past.



    Gne J
     
  3. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    How are young shooters ever going to appreciate the history and culture of clay and wing shooting if we shoot up pristine examples like these? There are only so many of these left and they aren't making any more. Before you shoot let me check my collection. You might be able to fill some partial boxes for me.
     
  4. lineman1002

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    When I bought these it never crossed my mind that I ever had "something". I will put them up and if you want any just let me know.
     
  5. lineman1002

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    Brass is in excellent condition. Only 4 in the front right had any considerable tarnish. Hopefully this pic will turn out.
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  6. scooterbum

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    I am not so sure those shells would serve you well if fired. I once had some old shells my father gave me, along with some guns, and the shells, although newer manufacture than yours, were no good. I would knock squirrels clean out of a tree with them, but the squirrels would just get up and run off, or head back up the tree. It happened a few times before I realized the loads were too old, and had lost some power. The powder must have degraded a little.
     
  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Some of those would make a nice display in a case or something in the game room. As was said previously,,,,they aren't making any more of these....
     
  8. wireguy

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    I wish we had a place here where we could list our oldies that we need or have and might be willing to sell or trade.
     
  9. senior smoke

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    Vic reinders let me try a blue peters shell like these, years ago. it was low on recoil. now his shells are in the hall of fame on display. consider donating these shells to the ata hall of fame. you have some real nice shells.
    steve balistreri
     
  10. lineman1002

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    I have put the shells up for good and some have inquired about getting a few to add to your display case no problem we'll get that done. Bigdogtx and Rev I'm going to take your advice of cleaning them up and get me a good display case to put on the wall and pass on to my son. Thank you gentlemen for helping me pull my head out.
     
  11. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    I see no reason not to shoot these. I understand the value of keeping a couple to show future generations, but you only need one or two shells for that not boxes and boxes of them.
     
  12. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    My thanks to Todd, for allowing me to purchase a few individual shells for my reloading room collection...

    Kind regards,

    Jay
     
  13. recurvyarcher

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    Those are cool-lookin'. What is the purple one?
     
  14. Jeff BT-99

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    If you have extras you want to sell please tell me the price. jdskala@yahoo.com

    thanks...
     
  15. Jawhawker

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    curvy, most likely a Canadian shell called Imperial. The local OTASCO (for you midwesterners) sold these. ANd yes we do :-}
     
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    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Probably be a longshot, but the Hall of Fame might have a place for one or two.
     
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