GUN Few questions about corrosive ammo not related to cleaning...

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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Why is most military surplus ammo corrosive? I would imagine that most commercial production ammo from the past was non corrossive. Was it length of storage or production costs that caused this?
     
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    Probably just thats what chemicals they had around to use for the primers. Those that just happen to make products that react with water.
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    It has salt in the primers.. if not cleaned the salt draws moisture into the barrel and causes rust.
     
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    Almost all new production stuff whether commercial or military is non corrosive, I think back in the day corrosive was chaper, easier and quicker to mass produce. Commerical ammo has been non corrosive for a pretty long time but at one point even alot of commercial stuff was corrosive(long long time ago before most of our time)
     

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