What kind of 22 is this?

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    What kind of 22 is this?

    I got back from visiting my dad and he asked me if I had any
    22 ammo. I told him that I had some and he gave me some little
    boxes of "Peters" (never heard of them, I know that they are made in Arkansas) and a few boxes of Winchester.

    I looked at the Winchester boxes and I came across these...

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    What would you use these for? Are they old? The store they came from is called "otasco" and they went for $4.49 a box!


    The Peters 22 is a Rem brand ammo.

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    Look like blanks for dog training got a view of the end of the box they came in?

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    .22 Shot Shells

    Look like Old Style crimped rimfire shot shells to me.
    Likely filled with a bit of lead bird shot.
    Good for killing snakes & mice at very very CLOSE range.

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    If thats what they are QK ive never seen them done like that only the shotshells with caps be intersted to find out though

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    I think yes as QK says - and reading box legend, old style shot shells. Probably filled with #12 ''dust shot'' - and useful close up for snakes and rodents.

    They do otherwise look similar to some blanks I have still for a ''Super Dynamic'' old nail gun - that's unlikely tho!
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    Old time birdshot shells. Otasco was a hardware chain in the midwest. Help?

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    Sorry it took so long but My battery was getting low on the camera. lol...

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    You guys are good knowing what kind of shot they have in them without even looking at the box. lol...

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    they are old birdshot ( no 12 a mentioned if memory serves me ) they will lead the hell out of a barrell if you shoot them , we used to use them for vermin ( birds ) in our outbuildings at night , go out with a flashlight and the trusty ruger single six and shoot them off the roost when i was a kid , no it isnt fair but it also soves a problem and wont perferate a tin roof on your shop

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    Might be something I shouldn't just throw into the box then. lol...

    I'm wondering if dad knows that they are different. I better tell him or he will wonder why he isn't hitting anything far away. LOL...

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    I haven't seen .22 shot shells like that in over 40 years. I was a Boy Scout and in 1964 I went to the National Jamboree in Valley Forge, PA. One of the things we did while there was get some marksmanship training. Included in this was shooting clays with a .22. We used the shot shells just like the ones in your picture. It was only later that I figured out how much easier it would have been to hit those clays if we had been using a shotgun.
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    Rat shot.
    If its not loaded it just a paper weight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkie
    Sorry it took so long but My battery was getting low on the camera. lol...

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    SNAKE SHOT!
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    old school Rat shot.

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    Great for killing snakes her in Florida. Very short range also.
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