This page contains the manufacturer's guidance and warnings concerning the use of Vouzelaud's LIVE QUARRY and LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE steel shot shotgun cartridges.
The manufacturer strongly recommends that you read this page in full before using Vouzelaud's LIVE QUARRY or LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE.
Vouzelaud's LIVE QUARRY and LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE steel shot shotgun cartridges conform to the specifications of STANDARD PRESSURE STEEL as set out byC.I.P.(Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes a Feu Portatives - Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms).
C.I.P. provides a list of limitations concerning the usage of Standard Pressure Steel shotgun cartridges. The manufacturer of LIVE QUARRY and LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE, Armurerie Vouzelaud (France) and the U.K. importers, Charles Lancaster Gunmakers Ltd, provide additional guidance and limitations concerning the use of LIVE QUARRY and LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE products.
Armurerie Vouzelaud and Charles Lancaster Gunmakers Ltd shall not be held liable if the user of LIVE QUARRY or LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE fails to fully adhere to the guidance as set out below.
WARNING: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE GUIDANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS BELOW MAY RESULT IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT THAT COULD CAUSE IRREPARABLE GUN DAMAGE, OR SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS.
For the purposes of this guidance, "these shells" means LIVE QUARRY and LIVE QUARRY VINTAGE steel shot shotgun cartridges.
For the purposes of this guidance, "the manufacturer" means Armurerie VouzelaudandCharles Lancaster Gunmakers Ltd.
For the purposes of this guidance, "half choke" means a constriction of .018" measured between the bore diameter and the muzzle diameter.
For the purposes of this guidance, the manufacturer does NOT define the meaning of "a suitably qualified gunmaker or gunsmith". The manufacturer shall not be held liable for the user's choice of tradesperson or craftsperson to carry out suitably-of-use checks on their firearm(s) and shall not be held liable by the guidance given by any such tradesperson or craftsperson, whether they are professionally qualified or otherwise.
INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS FOR USE:
If you are in doubt about the suitability of the shells in your gun, please consult the manufacturer or a suitably qualified gunmaker or gunsmith.
DO NOT fire these shells through guns that are not proved to at minimum the standard level (i.e. most "Nitro" proved guns, proved to at least 930 BAR).
DO NOT fire these shells in guns with Damascus or other twist steel barrels.
DO NOT fire these shells in guns with a minimum barrel wall thickness of less than .024".
DO NOT fire these shells in guns with chambers shorter than the shell length designated on the box.
DO NOT fire these shells through barrels with tighter than half choke if the bore dimensions are less than .728". If your barrels do have bore dimensions tighter than .728", half choke or less is recommended when using these shells.
DO NOT fire these shells through barrels with tighter than half choke if the bore dimensions are greater than .735". If your barrels do have bore dimensions greater than .735", half choke or less is recommended when using these shells. (Please note: guns that have been over-bored at point of manufacture, such as Browning Back Bore guns and Beretta OptimaBore guns, are not subject to this bore diameter limitation, provided the gun is C.I.P. proofed and has not been altered since manufacture.)
ALWAYS clean your gun barrels after use. Double base propellants often leave more residue than single base powders. This residue is no more aggressive to the barrels, but for proper gun maintenance it should nevertheless be removed after each day's shooting.
Use these shells only in guns in good condition. Guns that are not in good condition include guns with any one or more of the below list of defects. This list is NOT exhaustive. The manufacturer recommends you check the condition of your gun with a suitably qualified gunmaker or gunsmith before using these shells.
Guns NOT in good condition shall include, but not be limited to, those that: - contain pits on the inside or outside of the barrels - contain imperfections inside or outside of the barrels that have occurred after manufacture, whether through damage or repair - are out of proof - are below .024" minimum barrel wall thickness - are improperly lapped in the bore(s) - are improperly lapped in the chamber(s) - are improperly lapped in the choke(s) - are "off the the face" and/or require re-jointing - are otherwise in a condition of disrepair that is not suitable for firing ammunition consistent with the make-up of these shells.
GENERAL MANUFACTURER WARNINGS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Before loading these shells, always check the barrel is not obstructed, especially that no wad or smaller gauge shell is lodged in the barrel.
These shells represent both a fire and projection hazard. Handle with care at all times. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources, including smoking.
Wear proper hearing protection at all times. Repeated exposure to gunfire can damage hearing.
Wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes.
Although Greenwad is biodegradable, the manufacturer strongly recommends against eating, drinking or otherwise directly ingesting Greenwad material.
Reloading of the shells can be hazardous and should be done only in strict compliance with adequate instruction and precautions. The manufacturer recommends against reloading these shells and accepts no liability for any damage, injury or death associated with any such reloading.
Always keep live ammunition out of the reach of children.
Failure to comply with the above warnings and safety precautions could result in irreparable gun damage, or serious injury or death to the shooter or bystanders.
Live Quarry and Live Quarry Vintage manufactured by and copyright of Armurerie Vouzelaud, France. Live Quarry, Live Quarry Vintage, Greenwad, ACP wad and Anychoke Technology are registered trademarks of Armurerie Vouzelaud, France.
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