...Dad and I are doing some cleaning and re-arranging and moving some stuff, and an OLD plastic "milk" crate full of stuff from probably before my time, lots of old stuff, we found some shotgun shells. All he can tell me was "I didn't carry a shotgun on duty for a long time, and it was a LOOOONNNGG time ago. ... but as long as you're careful and maybe get some advice , you can shoot em!" I could use some cheap (Read: free) buck to bang out of my 930 SPX and of course the Supernova Turk/Tac :... almost 10 boxes of 5 and four loose shells. They are white Winchester boxes, big SUPER-X on the logo, then text in lines: SUPER-X SUPER BUCKSHOT LOADS 5 SHELLS - 12 GA. - 2 3/4" 00 BUCK (9 PELLETS) PLASTIC SHOTGUN SHELLS The boxes, while dusty, dirty, and a little worn, are largely in tack. They gotta be 20 years easy... probably closer if not 30 years.. the shells inside look absolutely fine, just a little dirty. Even the loose 4 shells look "decent" enough, I'd probably want to towel them off a little. Now I am wondering if these are good to go? I am not familiar with old ammo, old shotgun shells particularly so. I have never had trouble firing a weapon but have memorized my "hang fire' etc. problems pretty good... And as Capt pointed out, it's not like I'm shooting a slug that could get lodged down the middle of the barrel; however, it's certainly possible misfires etc. could plug up the barrel so i'ld have to be extra vigilante. Aside from normal and of course definitely EXTRA safety procedures jumped up , am I make-that IS IT safe ok etc. to shoot these? Just want to go fire some buckshot down the pipes of my shotguns and also gain this experience too. Thank you for your experience and help in this matter. And among other people, Mr. McGuire I haven't been on the site since, well, a week or two, but I wanted to talk to you and coudln't exactly remember your name/company/etc. but I'd be interested in talking about a special purchase, not sure if I have enough to even get you listening but I'd like a try...(60th birthday /related retirement/just literally last weekend bought a place in the Mtns to chill out in) so I've been thinking about this for a while, had considered the , lets say RIFLE, I might have entertained buying for him, but now I am thinking special shotgun. Can you PM me and I'll give you my email/cellphone/etc.? Thanks Mr. McGuire. and thanks to all who offer help on the old shotgun shells.