GUN Bullets getting wet/soaked

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I know ammunition has come a long ways but I'm wondering if there are any reliablilty issues whatsoever when bullets get wet or soaked. I assume they still shoot reliably after drying. Anyone know about this? :o
     
  2. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I think the problem is if the primer gets too wet. Otherwise, corrosion is the main concern.
     
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    yep.alot of people who find a bad round,the soak them in oil to basicly destroy the primer.but i have no idea how long it takes for it to become a "dead"round
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    oil won't even reliably destroy primer; the only real way to make one inert is to fire it.
     
  5. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    So if I wanna clean some ammo off and I run water over them and wipe them down I shouldnt count on them to shoot reliably?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'd be careful doing it as water could get into the powder but I wouldn't imagine a damp rag would be hurt anything.
     
  7. 90free400e

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    most surplus ammunition have seals around the primer, and around the bullet.
     
  8. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    I can't help but ask why the ammo is so dirty you feel like you need to wash it.

    I've heard winchester ranger will shoot after sitting in a cup of water for quite some time but I haven't tried it myself.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

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    most milsurp and nonreload ammo has some sealant on it, some are better sealed then others, I had about 40 rounds of wolf get soaked to the point it had rust on the casing they all went boom.
     
  10. kalm823

    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    Why not throw it in a tumbler?

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