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How to contact Winchester.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hometheaterman, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Well-Known Member

    I bought a box of Winchester buckshot and noticed upon opening it that the crimp on one shell is coming up and white stuff (not sure if it's powder or what) is coming out of the top. I went to their website to get a phone number so I could give them a call. To my surprise I couldn't find an email address, a phone number, or anything. Anyone know of any way to contact them?
  2. hardworker

    hardworker Well-Known Member

    Is it to the point that the shot can fall out? The white stuff is just styrofoam and I remember that federal shells used to be really bad about filling your pockets with it. Didn't hurt the shell as far as I could tell though.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Winchester Ammunition
    Attn: Product Service Dept.
    427 N. Shamrock St.
    East Alton, IL 62024

    Telephone: (618) 258-7069

    The white powder is plastic shot buffer.
    Shoot it & Fugadaboutit!!

    Long as the buckshot didn't fall out too it will work just fine.

  4. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I'm not afraid to shoot it, but I don't really trust it for shooting at a deer either.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Buckshot shells didn't contain plastic buffer for about the first 100 years of it's use.

    It might open the pattern slightly, but it will still kill a deer if you hit him in the right place.

    PS: If you find any more with a hole in the crimp, put a drop of melted candle wax over it to keep the buffer in.

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  6. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Had that happen with some Federal ammo.. wax works just fine.

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