Waterproof match case

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skog

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Aug 9, 2011
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Afternoon all and sorry if in the wrong place.

Just had an idea today. I do a bit of shooting and was wondering if forum members would like some spent ahotgun cartridges to make waterproof match cases. I dont have loads but twnd to go through a box roughly each month and instead of lobbing the empties in ze bin thought some people would like some for the above.

Just an idea
 

skog

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Aug 9, 2011
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Mate sorry should hav3 mentioned i dont want anything for them other than to see someone use them as opposed to just binning them.

Pm me your address mate and i will get some across to you.

As an aside if you feel you want to swap then it would be kindly recieved chap and put to good use.
 

mick91

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I've seen them used to house EDC fire kits too and survival kits too. A button compass fits into a 12 bore cartridge fairly snugly as a topper. Good offer because they can be made into all kinds. As a shooting man too I've pondered there usefulness beyond clocks and displays for some time
 

Hammock_man

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Glad you like it. Found they give off nice fat sparks, more lumps really. Still burning strong when they land
 

British Red

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Same here, rifle and pistol cartridges are mostly brass although there are a few surplus steel ones. Almost invariably shotshells are coated steel. How do I know? We pick up thousands. With magnets!
 

mick91

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Same here, rifle and pistol cartridges are mostly brass although there are a few surplus steel ones. Almost invariably shotshells are coated steel. How do I know? We pick up thousands. With magnets!
Fiocchi and rotwiell still use proper brass case heads on some of their loads I know. They're very much in the minority though. So long as they go bang and throw lead in the right direction and the auto doesn't separate the case head though I don't mind what they're made of
 

British Red

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Sadly the premium Rottweil SpSG are steel :(. So are Remington rifled slug.

Still a quick spray with clear lacquer should prevent rust :)
 

Harvestman

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Mine arrived today. Many thanks. I am delighted to find that the stoppers used in bottles of supermarket port fit perfectly into these. so no modification is required at all to make a match case. I knew drinking cheap port would pay off one day :)
 

mick91

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May 13, 2015
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Sadly the premium Rottweil SpSG are steel :(. So are Remington rifled slug.

Still a quick spray with clear lacquer should prevent rust :)
Just goes to show the drop in quality across the board I suppose. As you said clear laquer will do the job. Also, a 20 bore case head fits inside them nicely (i imagine 16 bore would fit better but I don't have one) and a run of silicone waterproofs them
I make little fire kits in them