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I purchased a mossberg cruiser a while back, loaded it with some 00 buck and stuck it in the closet and left it there for a few weeks. When I cycled through the rounds a few weeks later I noticed a white powder inside the camber, I cleaned it out, then within days it came back. I found that it was leaking from the front of one of the buckshot shells, is this normal? is it part of the packing?
 

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did the powder look like that in the pic here from remington? Remington Express® Buckshot If so it is a polymer grain that many shell makers use in their shells with larger size shot, the intent is to protect the shot and help maintain its round shape.

I'd be careful about having a shotgun loaded with one in the chamber just sitting in my closet
 

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did the powder look like that in the pic here from remington? Remington Express® Buckshot If so it is a polymer grain that many shell makers use in their shells with larger size shot, the intent is to protect the shot and help maintain its round shape.

I'd be careful about having a shotgun loaded with one in the chamber just sitting in my closet

That's it exactly, I guess I just have a bad shell.

And for the record I keep shots in the tube the chamber empty and the trigger pulled. No shots in the chamber. (I don't have any kids so I'm not to concerned.)
 

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And if it is that stuff...it should not be spilling out, should it?
I have seen it leak out of t shot loads before (that is why I thought it might be) but they were old and had spent a couple seasons bouncing around in the truck. Depending on the brand, age, how they were treated and the quality of the shells. the polymer is kinda suseptible to static charge and gets a little "sticky". Dont take my word for it though just cut the top of one and dump it out and see

That's it exactly, I guess I just have a bad shell.

And for the record I keep shots in the tube the chamber empty and the trigger pulled. No shots in the chamber. (I don't have any kids so I'm not to concerned.)
Oh I wasnt being critical at all so please dont take it that way. I jsut had an ugly thought of you knocking it over getting something out and the buck shot load coming to get you and everything. Sorry if you took it the wrong way hope I was some help
 

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thanks, you were a great help.
 

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What others told you is correct.It is to keep from distorting heavy shot when fired making them fly irratically.Probably the shell got cracked open somehow.It is safe to fire. I cant get over people that try to show how inteligent they are by challenging how someone else stores their firearms without even knowing anything about the circumstances.I have enough keeping me straight without trying to run someone elses life.
 

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What others told you is correct.It is to keep from distorting heavy shot when fired making them fly irratically.Probably the shell got cracked open somehow.It is safe to fire. I cant get over people that try to show how inteligent they are by challenging how someone else stores their firearms without even knowing anything about the circumstances.I have enough keeping me straight without trying to run someone elses life.
Yehaww went to school with a kid with half a mouth from a 12 gage full of 4 shot stored in the closet dont think he would have considered it challanging to pass on a tip or hint isnt that what this forum is for? Tips, hints, ideas? I supose your life would be to full to suggest I dont fire 357 in my 38 just cause they fit. problemn here is so many people judging what others say while they are saying they wouldnt judge what others say. judas priest. Did you even notice I said "I'd becareful and not being critial?" Hey I'm going to go move my ammo storage to my oven to keep it warm. But dont you suggest I might shouldnt. I'm going hunting

Oh and stichclimber if you thought I was challanging you i hope my inital explination and appology were enough for you to understand. As I said the first time I wasnt being critical at all
 

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Idaho Dave:
I confess,you are far and away superior to me in all things,how to handle and store firearms,how to adapt and cohabitat with people,how to socialise,how to mow my grass,how to shave,just everything!!!I am writing this while on my knees,can you ever forgive me?I promise never to question your wisdom and great,superior knowledge again.Please,please forgive me and help save this ravaged torn repentant heart!PLEASE!!!Pleeese.Your humble admirer. sam.
 

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funny stuff and I seldom shave. Your unwarented attack and bizzar behavior after is noted. You are the god of the internet. I am truely sorry I knew what that white stuff was inside shot shells, unintentially stealling your glorious thunder. I will crawl back to the hole I came from and shoot myelf a deer tonight while you type away telling me how bad I am
 

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Are you really bad?I dont believe it!Superior but not bad.And I never wrote anything but praise about you.You dont have to praise an inferior like me. sam.
 

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Dam, ya'll...don't stop now...Heck, this is just now getting real good. This other chit was getting boring.
 

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Stichclimber,
The shot buffer leaking out of your shells is not a big deal. You can simply seal the crimp folds with some candle wax dripped onto them. When reloading buffered shells they have come up with a thin plastic disk that gos on top of the shot/buffer payload that stops the leaks. Factory loads may or may not have this due to age or quality(price) of the ammo.
 
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