The last time I hunted with my uncles I was viseting from outta state I dident pack a shot gun due to traveling conditions I was lent a old Winchester model 25 12ga shot gun my uncle had from when he was in high school in the mid 1950's still in the guncabinet with 1960's era shotshells still in the mag! :cool:, we decided to go hunting on the family farm for phesants as they dident have any other 2.3/4" shells since it was over 18 miles to town I was to use the ones left in the gun they were old winchester paper hulls with rolled paper lip! it took a hour to get the shotgun ready it was dirty and so gummed up the slide wouldent open!
I bagged a phesant that day with his old gun the barrel dented from a car door closeing on it back in the 1960's it shot just fine the dent barely noticeable. those old shot shells worked just fine makeing a clean kill on a nice rooster at 15 yards in heavy weed cover.