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Winchester Featherlite (Low noise low recoil) shotshell future availability?


Orient Express

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I was in my local gunshop last week buying more slabs of shotshell and the fella behind the counter mentioned Winchester (Australia) will reduce importing Featherlites due to low demand. Has anyone heard this in the US? Maybe it's only a Winchester Australia thing?

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We have them at a couple of WalMarts around here. I haven't heard anyhting about discontinuing them.

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I've seen them twice in the last year. Both times at Cabela's. 

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14 hours ago, Shooting Bull said:

I haven't heard anything about it but I'd sure understand it.  Imagine all the extra labor required having to do everything upside down. :wacko:

Talented lot those Aussies hey !!:D

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15 hours ago, Shooting Bull said:

I haven't heard anything about it but I'd sure understand it.  Imagine all the extra labor required having to do everything upside down. :wacko:

Plus everything gets delivered by kangaroo hence higher transport costs.

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3 hours ago, Orient Express said:

I usually roll my own BP shells but there's no shotshell primers available anywhere.

Stateside French-made Cheddite shotgun primers are available but no other shotgun primers are easy to buy.  I'm loading BP shotgun shells this week with Cheddites for EOT.  I appreciate that the French are still serving handloaders.  Our manufacturers have abandoned us.

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On 1/31/2024 at 8:43 AM, Shooting Bull said:

I haven't heard anything about it but I'd sure understand it.  Imagine all the extra labor required having to do everything upside down. :wacko:

Kinda like when you try to run? :lol:

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1 hour ago, Orient Express said:

You do realise I'm in Australia...

I've gotten caught before on that.  You guys, I  mean mates,  should have your alias upside down here on the Wire  so we are less likely to get confused.  :)

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1 hour ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

I've gotten caught before on that.  You guys, I  mean mates,  should have your alias upside down here on the Wire  so we are less likely to get confused.  :)

that do will we maybe <  <<<   :P

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On 2/1/2024 at 6:22 AM, Orient Express said:

I usually roll my own BP shells but there's no shotshell primers available anywhere.

Buy cheap low recoil shells and cut off the crimp and save the internals. 

Then reload with your BP of choice & roll crimp the shell .

Woila  black  powder shells !

Rooster 

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6 hours ago, Marauder SASS #13056 said:

It figures that your importers would follow the l"local" trends and act accordingly.  Don't know if you can get the low recoil Remingtons there.
 

The only orher low recoil shells available locally are Cowboy Saloon

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