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Eley Cartridge surprise!!

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by FatherandSon, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. FatherandSon

    FatherandSon Well-Known Member

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    I was chatting to a mate who is just getting into shooting and he asked how a cartridge works! So I took an old Eley Impax I bought back in 2009 and cut it open, this is what I found! I was gob smacked!! Now obviously we never see what's inside our cartridges execrable in game we've killed, casting my mind back to when I used these last I got a pheasant and when I gutted it I came across a .177 pellet, I assumed people had been trying to bag a pheasant with an air rifle, now im wondering if the pellet came from my gun!! I've emailed eley but had no reply! I've still got the box and batch number!! uploadfromtaptalk1388434269837.jpg Theres everything in there from washers to air gun pellets and fishing weights!
     
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    Wow, that's unbelievable.
     
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    my . no wonder people lake their own !
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    that washer won't do your barrel much good :eek:
     
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    :eek: that is unbelievable
     
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    These look like home loads but we're bought at a gun shop in Swaffham around 2008-2009! Ben sat in the belt ever since!
     
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    Keep us posted on what Eley say
     
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    Got to be a home load some how.
    You haven't picked one up off the ground and put it in your belt at some point have you thinking you had dropped it.
    I know someone who did the same thinking it had been dropped on the game shoot it contained a solid ball, luckily he spotted the crimp was not correct.
    Cheers Andy
     
  9. FatherandSon

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    I've thought of that but its been taken from the box and put in my belt, I've still got the box with the rest of them in! The crimp is factory![​IMG]
     
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    Cut another open
     
  11. mmamonster

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    Got alot of different shells here, so i am going cut a few up see whats in them.
     
  12. FatherandSon

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    I did, both normal apart from a lot of shot fused together in 2's, 3's and 4's. Not going to help with a decent pattern!
     
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    I had some Lyvale 32g no5 that had lumps of wood in with the lead, never did get to the bottom of it. Never bought Lyvales again either
     
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    That's shocking
     
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    thats terrible, i use power blue 71/2 28gram cartridges for clay and, 6 32 gram gilsan sport cartridges made by hull for game and i cant fault them, ubelieveable cartridges and the good thing is the casings are see through on the game ones so you can see perfectly inside them :)
     
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    used by pirates - eley grape shot :)
     
  17. FatherandSon

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    That's the term i was looking for! That's what was in the second one I cut open!!
     
  18. FatherandSon

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    I've just spoken to Eley and they said it'll take a week or two to come back with an update!
     
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    The shot supplier must use scrap lead to make lead shot, and some has slipped through quality control, a bit shocking though, I've never seen anything like it!

    John
     
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    The slightly worrying thing is if that rubbish got in there, large shot could also get into a small shot cartridge.
    Imagine shooting at a pigeon and some 300 ftlb per pellet MG/LG shot goes whizzing down range.
    Cheers Andy
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014

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