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Posted By: ~ADC~

Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:18 PM

I went looking in my stash for something new to shoot at coyotes, came across this box, judging by the price tag, its been around awhile...

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Posted By: Leftlane

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:19 PM

Anything from Rem the older the better is my guess
Posted By: That Fool

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:20 PM

very nice find
Posted By: Donnie H

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:23 PM

I'll give up double what you paid...LOL
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:27 PM

Nice
Posted By: 160user

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:38 PM

If only I had invested more in ammo!

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Posted By: That Fool

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:39 PM

dang, bunch of goot ammo
Posted By: mad_mike

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:42 PM

Originally Posted by ~ADC~
I went looking in my stash for something new to shoot at coyotes, came across this box, judging by the price tag, its been around awhile...

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Those were my favorite mallard and goose loads, back in the day.
Posted By: Finster

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:42 PM

I don't even know what that would run these days. Cabelas just had a sale on Federal #6 heavy field loads for almost $10 a box and that seemed like a deal believe it or not. I remember when it was about $3.50- $4
Posted By: ozark trapper ia

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:48 PM

Think we had Gibson until about 81-82 or so then changed to Pamida. That sound close ADC?
Posted By: Mike in A-town

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:52 PM

Is this the same store chain that those shells came from?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson%27s_Discount_Center

If so, that's been a minute. Wow.

Mike
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: Older ammo... - 01/19/21 11:55 PM

I had some old .22 ammo that lost its zip might happen to other ammo.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by ozark trapper ia
Think we had Gibson until about 81-82 or so then changed to Pamida. That sound close ADC?

Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
Is this the same store chain that those shells came from?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson%27s_Discount_Center

If so, that's been a minute. Wow.

Mike



Yep. Same.
Posted By: upstateNY

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 12:21 AM

I have ammo from WW11 that works fine.Just don't store it in a rain barrel.
Posted By: chas3457

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 12:21 AM

I remember 50 cents a box .22 LR, 2.50 a box 12Ga, shells, 28 cents a gallon gasoline


Now dollar a round .9mms , one to four dollar a round shotgun shells, and gasoline headed to Five bucks a gallon.




Charlie
Posted By: grisseldog

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 12:29 AM

I went to wally world in jasper Al. today not nary box of ammo anywhere
Posted By: proratman

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 12:32 AM

Probably $100.00 at Dick's now!
Posted By: Bigbrownie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:14 AM

On my gun rack here at camp tonite....

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Tag says $5.00. Sportsmen’s Den. Oil City, Pa.

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Posted By: bucksnbears

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:19 AM

Pounded alot of fox way back when with them..
Posted By: Savell

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:34 AM

Originally Posted by Leftlane
Anything from Rem the older the better is my guess


.. how’s this for older ... they were hi speed back then lol... got several boxes and they shoot just fine

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Posted By: trapperkeck

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:37 AM

A bit over 3 years ago, I had a garage sale before we moved to Minnesota. I had a bunch of ammo for sale cheap. Today, I'm glad most of it didn't sell!
Posted By: Bigbrownie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:46 AM

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I have a full box of these 16 gauge pumpkin balls..Westerns Super X. A box of 3” Remington #2, and a box of Peters 2 3/4 #6 ( chilled )
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 02:10 AM

Good stuff I found a few old boxes of 12ga....

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And a few .22's (notice those red 20ga shells)...

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Posted By: Bigbrownie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 02:15 AM

That’s a great collection ADC. With the price of .22 shells today, I’d start shooting them.
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 02:19 AM

went through some older stuff this summer 30-40 year old shells they all fired just fine.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 02:22 AM

Originally Posted by Bigbrownie
That’s a great collection ADC. With the price of .22 shells today, I’d start shooting them.


I probably won't get to those for awhile yet. I learned from the first shortage. wink
Posted By: Ole

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 02:59 AM

Too bad the 12 ga are lead.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:28 AM

Originally Posted by Ole
Too bad the 12 ga are lead.


That's what I like about them for what I'll use them for.
Posted By: Andrew Eastwood

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:32 AM

Only thing better than lead would be copper plated lead. I love copper plated lead BB for predators, second choice is #4 buck in copper plated lead when BB can't be found.
Posted By: Yukon John

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:40 AM

...like a fine whiskey!
Posted By: charles

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:48 AM

I gave a collector friend a box of 12 gauge Winchester Western #8. Price on the box was $2.85.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:50 AM

Originally Posted by charles
I gave a collector friend a box of 12 gauge Winchester Western #8. Price on the box was $2.85.

Wow
Posted By: Leftlane

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 01:16 PM

Originally Posted by Andrew Eastwood
Only thing better than lead would be copper plated lead. I love copper plated lead BB for predators, second choice is #4 buck in copper plated lead when BB can't be found.


x2- That stuff should still be made somewhere but I guess not
b/c I cannot find it.


Savell- I'd still shoot that (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman)!
Posted By: gcs

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:23 PM

I don't think #2 lead is even available since steel became mandatory ... even if it's listed on some manufacturers site, no one I can find stocks it.
Hornaday supposedly makes a nickel plated lead bb for coyotes, can't find that either.
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 03:53 PM

Originally Posted by gcs
I don't think #2 lead is even available since steel became mandatory ... even if it's listed on some manufacturers site, no one I can find stocks it.
Hornaday supposedly makes a nickel plated lead bb for coyotes, can't find that either.

it has become a specialty round

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/pro...e-3-nickel-plated-bb-lead-shot?a=1154051
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 04:21 PM

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1002082151 That was the last I ever heard of being made. Discontinued a couple years ago.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 04:26 PM

Originally Posted by gcs
I don't think #2 lead is even available since steel became mandatory ...


I think you're right on that. I'd sure like to find some in .20ga! They used to make it when I was in high school, Remington Nitro Mag. maybe other brands too.
Posted By: MnMan

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 04:38 PM

I managed to accumulate a few old boxes of ammo over the years also. Some of these I used in my younger days.

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Posted By: Andrew Eastwood

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 04:59 PM

ADC, that is the exact shells that I love so much for vermin. Roger's sporting goods near me used to carry it, but they was told discontinued as well.
Posted By: jk

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 05:06 PM

ADC, I got a box of those Monarcs that you have there. Mine I bought in the early '50 for 34 cents BUT one out of every three or four would not fire so I quit using them. When I came home from service 1980 I found that box, still of course some did not fire, I gave them to a friend who collects shell. Just wondering if you tried to shoot them and if they all worked......jk
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 05:40 PM

Originally Posted by jk
ADC, I got a box of those Monarcs that you have there. Mine I bought in the early '50 for 34 cents BUT one out of every three or four would not fire so I quit using them. When I came home from service 1980 I found that box, still of course some did not fire, I gave them to a friend who collects shell. Just wondering if you tried to shoot them and if they all worked......jk


Those are Mnman's.
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 05:43 PM

Originally Posted by 160user
If only I had invested more in ammo!

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That 264 Win Mag was a great cartridge. You don't see much of those anymore.
Posted By: Bigbrownie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 05:54 PM

I’m still shooting .250 shells that I got with my Grandfather’s 99 Savage. The Remington rounds date back to the mid 60s. I got 5 full boxes with the gun.
Posted By: hippie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 05:59 PM

Dug thru my stash of old shells and picked a couple out that still have price stickers on.

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Posted By: hippie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 06:05 PM

Some bricks of .22 shells from my great uncles store.

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I'm not sure why these had a 1cent Tennessee tax stamp?
Posted By: foxhunter52

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 07:25 PM

These are just a few I've collect over the years..May be I let some of them set a little too long.

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Posted By: hippie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 07:30 PM

Awesome collection!!!
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 07:30 PM

Originally Posted by foxhunter52
These are just a few I've collect over the years..May be I let some of them set a little too long.

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Wow! Nice collection. Awesome!
Posted By: hippie

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 07:33 PM

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Hard to read on a bad pic, but top price scribbled out is 3.75, and bottom price was 4.34. Jamesway dept store sticker.
Posted By: seniortrap

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 09:44 PM

A number of years ago my dad and I used to purchase ammo from a store that was older than dirt. It was called Mill End. The ammo prices were always low.

And they had great deals on hunting clothes, gloves and winter boots. Hip and chest waders. There were 3 stores close enough that it was worth the trip. Clare, Gladwin and Bay City ( the larger 2 story). All gone.
Posted By: rszwieg

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 11:03 PM

Older rimfire ammo that still fires but has dried out, crumbling lube can be can be relubed with liquid Alox and mineral spirits. Just try to keep it off the crimped area.

If you're going to shoot it immediately you can give the bullet a quick light smear of lithium grease.

Good tips to know.
Posted By: bogio

Re: Older ammo... - 01/20/21 11:48 PM

Originally Posted by ozark trapper ia
Think we had Gibson until about 81-82 or so then changed to Pamida. That sound close ADC?


Had a Gibson's in my home town growing up. Bought 3 guns from there during my school years (well actually....my mommy bought them for me as I was too young).

RG .22 pistol. Peacemaker style pistol, $35.

Ruger 10/22 standard carbine. They had walnut stocks then, $50.50.

Remington 870 Wingmaster. 12 guage 30 inch full choke plain barrel, $129.

Only one I still own is the RG. It has killed a pile of fur.

Those were all bought while I was a freshman in high school. I graduated in '77.
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 12:22 AM

Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by gcs
I don't think #2 lead is even available since steel became mandatory ...


I think you're right on that. I'd sure like to find some in .20ga! They used to make it when I was in high school, Remington Nitro Mag. maybe other brands too.

Had a box of Peters 20 ga. nice blue box with a mallard on the front only 20 ga. #2's i ever seen that was in 68
Posted By: Snowpa

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 02:01 AM

I am still shooting paper hulls ,work fine 16 Ga.
Posted By: NWS,LLC

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 02:23 AM

I believe Federal still loads 3” magnum 1 7/8 oz of copper plated 2s and other shot sizes for 12 gauge, however availability is likely limited.
Posted By: ~ADC~

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 02:25 AM

Originally Posted by NWS,LLC
I believe Federal still loads 3” magnum 1 7/8 oz of copper plated 2s and other shot sizes for 12 gauge, however availability is likely limited.


Unfortunately...
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1002082151 That was the last I ever heard of being made. Discontinued a couple years ago.


Posted By: NWS,LLC

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 02:37 AM

I found some at Basspro before Christmas, should have bought more than I did, probably close out from a storage facility because I asked where it came from and no one had a clue.
Posted By: Denny Russell

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 12:00 PM

I really enjoyed your boxesTrapper7. I too collect the vintage boxes. Do you go to the cartridge show in St. Louis? It was cancelled last year due to covid but is scheduled April 1-3 2021 at the Renaissance hotel near the St. Louis Airport. It is like a gun show but only cartridges, boxes, and advertising. There is amazing stuff there every year. I know it would be a long drive, but we get people from all over the states plus UK, Australia, NZ, Germany, Canada, and probably others I am unaware of attending.
Posted By: HayDay

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 01:28 PM

Had a revelation while getting ready to post a picture of a box of Western Auto Revelation that had a $2.25 price tag on it........those photos taken with a cell phone camera include digital code to geotag the exact location those photos are taken. Out of concern some over exuberant Fed might kick in my mother's door to confiscate the stash, I have elected to delete my posts.

If you turn that function off in your cell phone, no worries.....but I had failed to do so.
Posted By: Cannon Ball

Re: Older ammo... - 01/21/21 05:21 PM

My favorite thread on Tman in a long time. I will post some pics of my collection tomorrow.
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