Are paper cased shot gun shells worth anything?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fastline, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. fastline

    fastline New Member

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    I have a few boxes of various paper type shot gun shells. Just curious if there are certain ones that are worth keeping around? I would say they are in good cond, but not excellent. They are all 12ga that I know of.
     
  2. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Paper Shell Shot Shells

    If they are in the Original Box and no noticable defects, Collectors would be interested. As For Dollar value its up to the Collector......Good Luck!!!!:)
     

  3. havasu

    havasu Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Those are no good for reloading purposes. Are they low or high base?
     
  4. fastline

    fastline New Member

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    I surely was not thinking of these for reloading. More like collectors items. Maybe not. I am just not sure. I was going to get rid of them and then decided to hold off getting rid of anything. Seems that has been the trend lately with our "Obamanation" taking over and such...:D
     
  5. havasu

    havasu Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I still have a few paper shelled deer slugs, which are now about 50 years old. I don't think I will try shooting them for fear it might cause my barrel to split in half.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    collectors look for such things in pristine condition. if you go that route try and make a perfect box if you have that many. loose rounds or so-so rounds even rare ones dont go for much. lots of collectors frequent gunshows. know the going range of price before you sell to anyone.
     
  7. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Show us what you have

    I am wondering, are these shells that you bought a while ago or did you come along them recently. Do you know how they were stored? Do you know the date, and name of manufacture? photos please.

    Havasu: Why are they no good for reloading?
    Why can't you reload papers, we reload them all the time and some are more then ten years old when we got them used. Just as with any hull, you should inspect and determine suitability and safety.

    Really?
     
  8. havasu

    havasu Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I suppose you could, but I personally won't take the chance, due to distortion. I reload Winchester AA's over and over, and they never seem to distort.
     
  9. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    i get 4 to 6 reloads out of a AA .how old and what brand are these?
     
  10. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Federal, high wall. we average 4-6 reloads, some more then others. the Papers hulls are anywhere from 10 to 12 yrs old by now. Always keep a few box's on hand and load up what we need for hunting season, shoot the older stuff and rotate out the inventory.
     
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  11. blackhawk45

    blackhawk45 New Member

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    If they are paper shells,they are more like 40 years old.
     
  12. 207driver

    207driver New Member

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    Really.....

    I have used and wouldn't hesitate using paper for reloading. They make good clay and light field rounds. IF...they are in good shape and not soft or corroded. The biggest problem is finding the proper wad column length for the various makes. You may need a few extra accessories for your reload bench, like a case heater/waxer for one, but if the hulls are in good shape they could well be used.
     
  13. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    Not necessarily--Federal still makes Gold Medal 12 gauge shells in paper--many on the skeet and trap circuit still prefer these over plastic.
     
  14. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    I shoot Fiocchi,s paper 12's for dove, like them better than some plastic.
     
  15. blackhawk45

    blackhawk45 New Member

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    I dont shoot skeet, nor trap, and I havent seen paper shotgun shells since my teen years,and I'm pushing 60 years,I wasnt aware paper shells were still being manufactured.
     
  16. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    Blackhawk go to Fedrals site and also Fiocchi's site they both have paper and iknow there are other out there just not rem or win. they remind me of hunting with my great uncles, avid illinois duck hunters.
     
  17. blackhawk45

    blackhawk45 New Member

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    I cut my teeth on paper shells,and if I remember correctly,somewhere around 1965 ,they started useing plastic hulls. I still have a couple of boxes of paper shells in 16,and 12 gauge. also a box of 16ga. foster type rifled slugs. I'll check out Federal and Fiocchi sites,and reminice. lol