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Sesame seed shot shell buffer??

GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 581 Senior Member
Found a 12ga, 3" round of "Hevi-Steel" #3 shot in a parking lot the other day.
Since I don't duck hunt, and really had no need for a single round, I decided to open the round and salvage the shot, for no particular reason.

Imagine my surprise when I find a bunch of, what appears to be, sesame seeds on top of the shot.
Is it a buffer? Filler to keep the crimp flat? I haven't a clue.

When I have time, I'll take a picture of everything that came out of the shell. I poured it straight from the hull into a clean pill bottle.

Anyone ever seen this before?
Have a clue why they're in there?
"For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson


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