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I was snooping around my grandmother's basement today and found some goodies. I found an ammo box of like new 20 gauge Federal shells, all either #6 or #8 birdshot loads. I do not own a 20ga shotgun, so I left them there. There had to be at least 75 rounds or so. Still an interesting find, I guess they belong to my uncle.

I also found in the back of a shelf a handful of assorted 12ga buckshot. There were 4 3.5" rounds, 4 3" rounds, and 8 2.75" rounds. All are 00B, 000B, with the exception of 2 rounds of #1 buck and 1 3" load of T shot. There were also 2 highly corroded rounds, but I threw them away.

These shells have been sitting there for many years. They aren't corroded, but they are obviously pretty well aged. All the primers look good, and I wouldn't feel unsafe about shooting them. I took them all home with me.

It's amazing what one can find when looking. I was actually looking exclusively for ammo, and I found some WWII 30 cal ball rounds, still in their cardboard boxes, as well as a bag of 30 cal tracers. Cool find. Left them there. I forgot to take a picture of them, I will make sure to do that next time I go over there.

Just thought I would share some pics of my find from one gun/ammo enthusiast to others
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nice find on the shotshells
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Great score

I like to haunt the local gun show for shotshells. Over the past 20 years I've probably picked up 200 boxes of factory shotshells from between $2 and $5 per box. Occasionally I'll pick up some of the old stuff and can get that for $10. But I just collect those to look at.

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