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Would you still use them

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Went to my parents house the other weekend and found a ton of shells that I used when in high school. I have a box of 12 gauge 3 shot 3inch- steel magnum copper-plated with a box date of 1993 the shells look good.

The next box 12g 2shot Steel classic HI-brass box date of 1991 these look even better.

Dates are old but what do you think(shot'em up)??

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I have shells from about 9 years ago, I bought a few cases when they went on sale, they still work and have not had one dud yet...I say SHOOT!

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As long as they have NO rust, they should be fine. If they are full of rust....DONT SHOOT!

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Last year, I found and shot some paper shells.

I say SHOOT!

Just don't use them for ducks as they may be lead shot.

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one box is steel classic hi-brass

the other is steel magnum copper plated

why would they be lead?

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use em up if the primers are 100% I would not worry about ne duds

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Make sure they aren't copper coated lead. I think they made some of those shells awhile back which aren't legal anymore.

Otherwise if they go BANG let em fly!

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I mentioned lead for nearly all shells for waterfowl were lead many years ago.

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I say use them for ducks if you want, you posted both boxes said steel, so blast away grin

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I would make sure something old like that won't turn into a collector someday before you shoot them but if not i shot my dads old goose shells from 10 years ago this season for early goose and i still knocked down a few so I'm sure they will work

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One way to check if they are steel is to take a magnet and test if they are steel. Do not put the magnet on the primer though.

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