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For a few moments, look back to those thrilling days of yesteryear...


Plastic gas seals! Plastic hulls! Remington shells survive run through the washer! Powder stays stronger!

Remington shells are swell because they don't swell!


See pages 8 & 9 for Remington's 1962 Ad Campaign.

http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1962issues/G1062.pdf
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    Re: Blast from the past: Remington's 1962 plastic or paper shotshell challenge
    « Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 08:40:49 pm »
    I was just proud they didn't stick to the elastic shell loops of the game vest when they got wet .   .    .     .    :thumbup1
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    Re: Blast from the past: Remington's 1962 plastic or paper shotshell challenge
    « Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:18:41 am »
    The high-speed photos in the 1963 ad show just how great an effect direct bore scrub has on pellet shape! 
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    Just a short follow on:

    The Remington Power Piston one piece plastic wad was introduced into the target shell line in 1963. Two years later in 1965 Power Piston wads became available in the Remington Express line of upland and waterfowl loads.
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    Accompanied by a great deal of fanfare in the outdoor magazines, as I recall. 
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    Neat, thanks.
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    *thread resurrection*  I have an old Guns & Ammo where one of the articles is about the *new* Wanda plastic shotgun shell.  It's very interesting as I believe this was one of the first reviews of plastic hulls.  If there's interest I might be able to scan the article and post it up.
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    Another bit of shotshell history from 1947:

    Remington introduced the Fold Crimp as the Remington flat crimp in 1947.  Along with much fanfare about eliminating "...blown patterns caused by roll crimps."   Later research discovered the blown or doughnut patterns were primarily the fault of the long card and fiber wad columns required when bulk smokeless powder was phased out during the late 1930's to the immediate post war years.  Within three years the paper disk with load data over the fold crimp was discontinued and load information was printed on the side of the hulls.


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    *thread resurrection*  I have an old Guns & Ammo where one of the articles is about the *new* Wanda plastic shotgun shell.  It's very interesting as I believe this was one of the first reviews of plastic hulls.  If there's interest I might be able to scan the article and post it up.

    The Wanda Cartridge Company of Houston Texas produced all plastic shotshells from 1967 - 1971.

    http://www.oldammo.com/january04.htm
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    Re: Blast from the past: Remington's 1962 plastic or paper shotshell challenge
    « Reply #9 on: February 14, 2021, 12:47:53 am »
    Link update: Remington1962 Plastic Shotshell Ad

    https://gunsmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/G1062.pdf
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