Remington Reintroduces Classic Peters Paper Shotshells

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Remington is reintroducing retro shot-shells. IMG Remington

U.S.A. -( Remington Ammunition has announced the reintroduction of the nostalgic favorite shotshell of shooters everywhere, Peters Paper. Trap, skeet, and sporting clays shooters can now experience the thrill of shooting classic paper loads with modern performance. Sold exclusively on and available for a limited time only, shooters and collectors are encouraged to buy today.

Peters Paper shotshells promise less felt recoil and trusted functionality backed by decades of performance. These loads feature the classic retro blue paper hull, clean and reliable primers, carefully selected powder blends, and high antimony shot for tight, uniform patterns on clay targets.

“We’ve talked a lot about Big Green being back. Now we are thrilled to add some blue into the mix,” said Remington’s Director of Marketing Joel Hodgdon. “These Peters shotshells are a true classic that so many shooters know and love. Remington is proud to introduce paper loads back into our lineup, but don’t worry, we are still making millions of plastic Remington rounds too.”

The Peters Cartridge Company was founded in 1887 and forged a solid reputation for innovative, high-performance rifle, pistol, revolver, and shotgun cartridges. Remington purchased the Peters Cartridge Company in 1934 and became known as Remington-Peters for a time. Many Remington cartridge heads are stamped with R-P to this day. In 1960, Remington introduced the first shotshells with plastic hulls. Remington hulls remain the famous ‘Remington Green’ color while Peters hulls remain the distinctive ‘Peters Blue’.

More information about Peters Paper and Big Green ammunition can be found at or on Remington’s e-newsletter and social media accounts.

About Remington

From muskets to modern-day, generations of hunters and shooters have trusted legendary Remington ammunition. Loaded in Lonoke, Arkansas by American workers, our wide array of pioneering sporting and hunting ammunition promises to get the job done every time the trigger is pulled. At Remington Ammunition, we’re here for everyone who loads a round of ammo into a handgun, rifle, or shotgun.

We’ve been here since 1816. Together, Remington and America have fought and won wars, put food on millions of tables, and brought countless generations together at the range and in the field. We are proud of each and every round that rolls off our factory line. Bringing a renewed focus to ammunition, innovation, and quality, we are reinvigorating our company so you can continue to trust our brand and our products – all while staying true to Remington’s legendary heritage and stature as an American icon.

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This brings back memories. Reloading paper shells was a regular Monday night ritual for my brothers and I. We did anything we could to shoot more. (Sure wish we knew more about hearing protection back then.)


Back in the 1960’s, my biological dad taught me how to reload 12 ga shells. I recall that with paper shells, it worked far better when putting in the final stage crimp than with plastic shells. I haven’t reloaded shotgun shells since then so I don’t know if the process with plastic hulls has improved over time or not.

Last edited 11 months ago by Grigori

It would be a bad idea to use these with shotguns fed by removable box magazines, right?


I don’t see where that would necessarily be a problem. Could it? Yes. Is it likely? Probably not.


ordered some for use in a Damascus barreled shotgun have to fire them in a modern gun first then reload with black powder probably never fire them after reloading but nice to have with this 1898 12 gauge double Nickle plated with all the accessories to hand load them