Vintage Factory Ammo

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Takem406, Apr 22, 2015.


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  1. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

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    Is there any value in boxes of old factory ammo? Grandpa passed a few years ago and left me a 270 Weatherby made in 1960. And my dad found eight boxes of factory ammo. Just trying to figure out if I can sell it for a good dime, or just shoot it. Is there a way to determine age from a lot number?
     

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  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    406, bought three boxes from a going out of business shop like those and pulled the bullets, dumped the powder, punched the primers and reloaded for my .270 Wby. The boxes should have some collector value. Check E-Bay for vintage ammo or ammo boxes.
     
  3. Takem406

    Takem406 Well-Known Member

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    I see some on Gun Broker on a second look. Don't see a need to waste precious Weatherby brass lol!
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    We are still shooting WW2 ammo with no problems, so I see nothing wrong with shooting ammo that old.

    If you have the rifle I would try one box of it and then decide. The new ammo and/or brass is pricy
    and you have a good supply if it works good. (The older Weatherby was very good ammo and most of it was loaded by Norma).

    It will only have value to a collector and that may still may not be worth what the new ammo cost. ($60.00 to $80.00
    dollars a box).

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    No wonder your post looks familiar ... saw it on Great Falls Gun & Ammo FB page. :D