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Thread: Let's See Your Shot Shells!

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    Boolit Master Kent Fowler's Avatar
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    Between Hondo and Bandera
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcast416taylor View Post
    Got 6 of these shells that are loaded yet are of a green shade plastic.Robert
    Are those 6 shells 12 gauge or 20?

    20 gauge came in clear (supposedly, but like the Yeti, I have never seen one) yellow and and then green, I believe. The only color 12 gauge came in was red, except for some extremely rare pre-production blue 12 gauge, which I understand was a first run of shells before Wanda changed them to red. One collector does have a loaded amber 12 gauge. If they are green 12 gauge, which I kind doubt, I'd hang on to them and do a little research. There are pictures of some 16 ga. flat boxes which show they were supposed to be amber in color, which is probably why Wanda changed the 20 gauge to green. Wanda only produced 12 and 20 before they closed the doors in 1971.
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    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
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    SE Ohio
    I have many boxes of the old paper, roll crimped shells. I have 20+ boxes of 12 & 20 Guage
    and one box of 16g in the Win Mark 5s , paper shells but in the Foil boxes, just prior to them
    going to plastic. I use these shells and they are just as good as when they were new. I also
    have most of a case of 20g Elley Alfa Max, Long Range Water Fowl shells, paper and varnished?
    I use them in my 24 savage. They are good ammo and there is no point in selling them and
    paying for new HV shells. I hoarded this stuff for 50yrs, life is to short, I'm shooten' it. I'll
    sell the empty boxes.

  5. #25
    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2008
    Illinois (unfortunately)
    Here are some misc shotshells from my collection some of you may not have seen before...

    Top row left to right
    5mm short rimfire
    5mm long rimfire
    9mm rimfire
    .360 pinfire
    Maynard model 1865 .55 Shot
    Maynard model 1865 .64 Shot
    Maynard model 1873 .64 Shot
    Bottom row left to right
    14ga. Winchester brass
    16ga Eley pinfire brass
    8ga. Winchester brass
    4ga. Winchester brass

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    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2008
    Kentucky, USA
    That 4 gauge makes my shoulder hurt just looking at it....

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2014
    Lesage WV
    few years back a friend gave me about 15 rem sur shot . the brass was heavy tarnished. so thought i would see if they would go bang. first 4 did and were black powder. the brass came off and had to dig the paper hull out . tried another and it was a low bang and wad was in bore. tried the next . click dropped gun to eject and bang.the rest went in a post hole

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check