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Old 11-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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My grandpa and I were going through our basement and found an old box of 16 gauge slugs. The receipt said they where from 1969..
Are these still shoot able or should me just toss them? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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I have uses many boxes of ammo even older than that. heck, I have used lots of 30/06 surplus ammo from WW2. I'd say go for it as long as it looks cosmetically sound (no bulges, etc.)
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Agree. '69 ain't close to old.
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Alright. I was just wondering. It doesn't look in too great condition so I don't know if I'll fire them or not.
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Is an old box of slugs worth more than your favorite shotgun? Why risk a firearm if you are not sure about a box of old shells.
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Alright. I was just wondering. It doesn't look in too great condition so I don't know if I'll fire them or not.
If they are not in excellent condition then I would not use them. Shotgun shells of that era are usually paper and can absorb a lot of moisture.
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Here are some pictures of the shells.
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I still have World War 2 30 ot 6 and 12 gauge oo that I do shoot not a problem
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Here are some pictures of the shells.
As far as I can tell by the pictures they don't look bad to me. The plastic is a little discolored but other than that doesn't look like they have been wet or any thing.
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They look good to me.
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