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I found a 12ga. shotshell in my car..

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DWS1117, Apr 30, 2005.

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  1. DWS1117

    DWS1117 Member

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    ... and I don't even own a shot gun. I don't know that there has even been a shotgun transported in my car. We don't have a clue as to where it came from.

    My wife and I were cleaning out our Saturn SUV before packing for our vacation. I was tearing the car apart trying to find a missing CD case when I found the shotshell in the back under the for the spare tire.

    Never did find the CD case. Guess I need to go buy a shotgun now so that I can shoot the found shotshell.
     
  2. ZeroX

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    Is the car new or used?
     
  3. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

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    Only one? :scrutiny:


    Man, if I cleaned out my truck I could shoot a couple rounds of skeet with all the assorted shotgun shells. Those .410's are good at hiding in little spots. :scrutiny:
     
  4. dasmi

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    Hmm.
    Couple years ago I had an old BMW 325e. I pulled up the carpet in the trunk to run some stereo wiring, and found a machete. Still have it :)
     
  5. P95Carry

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    I just hope I never have to take my truck to Mexico - I lost a round of CorBon 110 +P on the floor under seat. Well actually - it ''migrated'' under carpet to side of seat rail - just cannot retieve it - but it's there.

    That was from when I drove back from MD once - crossed state line and went to reload SP-101 - and dropped a round!

    Oh well :p

    As for that 12G round - well - simple - you gotta get a 12G - QED!!! The writing is on the wall. :D
     
  6. mrhuckins

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    I had a girlfriend once that went to get in her car, and found some bullets on the seat. She figured they were put there as a warning of some type by a stalker x-boyfriend. Buncha sick-o's out there.
     
  7. TrapperReady

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    kudu - This past week I cleaned out my SUV. It was pretty humorous...

    Center console in front - 2 rounds of .223, and 4 3" Hevishot #6s.
    Driver's door - 3 20ga shells, 4 16ga shells.
    Under the piece of carpet in the rear (which is in place to keep the dog from sliding around) - 1 empty .223 casing, 1 live .223 round.

    and finally...

    In the left rear storage bin - 400+ empty Remington STS 12ga hulls.

    The .223 were all left over from last year's Highpower season and the big collection of hulls were from a couple range trips when I forgot to bring a grocery bag to hold the empties. I was looking for a flashlight when I came across them and thought "Man, I need to clean this heap out."

    I've got a buddy with whom I bird hunt several times per year. Most of the time, when we get to an area we're going to hunt, he lets the dog out of the back of his Jeep and then roots around for a couple minutes, collecting whatever loose 12ga shells he can find. In several years of hunting with him, I think I've only seen him open an actual box of shells once. For Christmas this year, I may give him a coffee can he can use for storage. ;) :)
     
  8. P95Carry

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    Trapper - ''coffee can'' - sounds kinda small for this task!

    Just today - following your lead (and ignoring the recalcitrant CorBon I mentioned - under the carpet!) ............ have an empty 9mm case on center console - a box near full of Fed .22's under rear seat. There are three .243 shells (homeloads) in glove compartment - darned if I remember putting em there! Then in driver's door pocket - under my two road flares - there were assorted .357 mag rounds - mostly homeloads. I asked my wife to check the passenger door pocket :rolleyes: when we went out to eat earlier. Contents included - 2 x 9mm, 1 x 44mag - and at very bottom .. 2 x 12G Rem rounds. Quite an assortment.

    I have yet to check in truck bed, as I suspect some other ''items'' are skatin' around! :D
     
  9. Dorian

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    I got you beat...

    After I got over to Korea to serve my year sentence, I found a 12 gauge Federal Reduced Recoil Rifled SLUG in my backpack. :eek:

    I know where mine came from though... police academy. :uhoh:
     
  10. HighVelocity

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    DWS, if you have a kid ask them where it came from. They pick up the darndest things. ;)
     
  11. mr.trooper

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    Ditto. I picked up some wierd stuff when i was a kid.

    I found the brass from a .410shell in the road in front of our house (nout ours...didnt have a .410 at the time.).

    I found a LIVE .22lr round wedged betweene the carpet the the trim at my baby-sitters house (probably from the previous owners, who were big-time hunters)

    Bolth of those have logical explanations...the beat-up old shot-shell probably just fell out of someones car. the .22lr just got droped or fell out of a pocket and sliped down a crack...but there was a time that something unexpected showed up.

    I was walking along the road in front of our proprety again, and found a .38 or .357 bullet...just the bullet. I'v still got it. its a FMJ flat-tip. looks to be 158 grain, but i havnt weighed it. the Rifling marks are deep and clear.

    i know noone was shooting it aound our house...so it must ahve fallen out of the sky! :what:
     
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  12. JCM298

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    In `61, I bought a used `55 Studebaker. After a month of driving, I decided to clean it from front to rear. Hidden in a brown paper bag beneath the drivers seat, I found two sticks of dynamite.

    John
     
  13. Barbara

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    I've had a case of .223 and 1/2 a case of 20 ga. in my van for quite a while and don't own anything either of them fit.
     
  14. VARifleman

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    SWEET!!! :D

    Definantly! But if you think it's ridiculous to buy a gun to fire a live round you found, one friend of mine has you beat. He bought an AR15 to fire a reloaded .223 case he found...



    But he doesn't reload. :D
     
  15. Arc-Lite

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    I bought an old classic Land Rover, that had been the width of Africa, and all threw the mid east..... decided to do some work on the heater ducts...and found a knife, shotgun shells, some Ak rounds, and a little toy truck... besides assorted glass and hand painted beads....when I was done, the heater worked much better.
     
  16. Glock19Fan

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    I always find live .22LR rounds around the house, even when im not cleaning. Several months ago, I took the cushions off my couch and found 5 or 6 live .22s. After recently moving, we found at least a box full of cartridges all around the house, and some of them I have no idea where they come from.

    Its weird, becuase in all this time we have only found 1 or 2 9mm cartridges and no .38 specials?
     
  17. mr.trooper

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    I suppose the 38s are alot harder to miss-place, due to their size
     
  18. Waitone

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    Just exactly how strong was the fan in your Land Rover? :scrutiny:
     
  19. ksnecktieman

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    You guys are lucky,, I work on Fort Riley in Kansas, and I have to show my drivers license at the gate every morning to get on Post. They do random vehicle searches, (they got me three times in two weeks one time) and any guns or ammo are strictly verbotten! I had worked on post for 30 days without being searched when I was looking for a pen in the car, and found two loaded clips for my keltec .32 :what:
    My Honda has to stay sterile :(
     
  20. Barbara

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    Heh..I had to post this..

    A couple of months ago, I had an adoption worker come to visit. I waffled on hiding gun-related stuff and ended up stashing some but not all.

    While she was here, she reached up on a shelf and picked up a flower pot one of the boys made me and several rounds of 9 mm fell out of the hole on the bottom. She just set it back down. She gave me a favorable report, though, so I guess she didn't mind. :)
     
  21. Double Maduro

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    Ammo Fairy?

    DM
     
  22. Double Maduro

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    Barbara,

    You can adopt me.

    DM
     
  23. GreenFurniture

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    Dang. Now I'm looking for another Landie.

    Thanks a lot! :cuss:
     
  24. P95Carry

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    Dang it DM - :D :D Why couldn't I have thought of that one! :p
     
  25. Pocomoke

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    Not in my car (yet) but long ago when I was working a bar in NYC, customer left me a .32 auto cartridge with a dented primer. Under a good size tip. Always wondered what the fellow meant by that. Never saw him again.
     
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