My first 8 gauge shell


#1

My dad came home from work today and had a surprise for me. He works at Daigle Oil, and he mentioned that I collect ammo to a customer. The guy came out with an 8 gauge fired shell he reloaded with dimes. He found the empty on the grounds of the nearby mill. I never heard the report of one of those monster kiln guns, though.


#2

Congrats

Your appetite is growing…stimulated by the wonderment of the “oddities” out there.

Realize that odd and rare are sometimes subjective until you find there a “tons” of an item out there.
(when I was starting I was intrigued that there were three color tipped rounds (red, black and blue)…little did I know!!!

Here is an older photo of my 8 ga rounds


There are 100’s more “out there”

Some are $2 ea…some $25 and up for the oddest of the odd

I would love to be a fly on the wall when you venture in to your first cartridge show…it will be an experience !!!

PS…Kiln & industrial rounds…not to be confused with engine starters (search the forum for that thread)