shotgun ammo

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by gtmatt, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. gtmatt

    gtmatt Member

    My dad gave me his old Remington 1100 shotgun back in December. He also gave me the ammunition he had. Knowing he hadn't shot it since about the time I was born (almost 26 years now), I'm guessing the ammo is certainly over 20 years old. So the question is, anybody know if it's safe to shoot? If not, how would one suggest I dispose of it? Also, do I need to have the gun looked at to make sure it's safe to use? Or should I just give it a cleaning and go with it? Thanks for your input!

  2. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

    Judgement call on the ammo. Are we talking 200 or 300 shells? Or 20 or 30? I wouldn't rely on them for protection, but they should be fine for paper tarets, watermelons, and Osama dolls.

    I would give it a good cleaning, thoroughly inspect the bore and let it rip. If something seems amiss, take it to a gunsmith for some TLC.

  3. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member


    Congrats on the hand me down. Sounds like my story with my dad about the same time as well. I have a post on here regarding my 1100 that I am bringing to the shoot we are all getting together for on 6-16 this saturday. You should come and check it out.

    I ordered a few new seals for it. They were dirt cheap. You might want to get with USMC on this site (you will see his screename on my posts) he really has a good grip on the shotgun world.

    Good luck with it!