GUN Old ammo?

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  1. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    My grandpa died back in December, leaving my brother and me his rifles. Well, my grandma just got around to bringing them down, they're in need of some deep cleaning. But she also brought any ammo that she had up there. Now I have a lot of 270, 9mm and 20 gauge shells that I don't know what to do with. A lot of the metal on the shotgun shells and 9mm are corroded. I know I can't just throw them away. Any one know a solution?
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    How bad is the corrosion? I'd probably shoot it.
     
  3. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Pretty bad, some of it isn't corroded, just discolored. I'll try to get some pics later tonight.
     
  4. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    i found some old .303-25 rounds when cleaning my grandmother's garage, most of those looked in pretty bad shape, but the SMLE club at the range shot through the 250 or so rounds quick smart, only a few didnt go bang...

    the rounds looked pretty fucked to me, but the guys with the guns had no trouble loading them up... so :dunno: ide say give them a try...
     
  5. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'd give them a try but neither of us own a 9mm, 20 gauge, or 270.
     
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    70Machwon New Member

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    I shot some .35 rem that was around 50 years old. Shot like a champ too.
     
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    i would probably feel safe shooting the rifle and pistol rounds in a weapon that has a heavy chamber, like for the 9mm, something that can handle +p+, as long as you are sure the ammo is factory and not handloads. as far as the 20ga, I would dump the shot and powder, and shoot off the primers in a 20ga shotgun. nearly impossible to tell from visual inspection if the shotgun rounds are factory, and most reloaders put them back into a factory box for storage.
     
  8. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    lol quite a problem...

    find some friends, or buy some new guns... :)
     
  9. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I think it might be a good reason to get a 9mm, I suggested it to my brother, which got a groan from my girlfriend.
     
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    get a Keltec sub2000 or something. its cheap, can take cheap glock mags, and of course, it folds!
     
  11. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    enough said!
     
  12. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    discoloration shouldnt matter, but if theres corrosion to the point you think it may effect the case integrity dont shoot it. You can send the 9mm to me I'll make sure its properly disposed of.
     
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    I've shot 60 year old ammo out of my M1 Garand and 1903 Springfield.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    those pussy, flimsy guns? :hsugh:
     
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    Whats your point? So have a lot of us. Being corroded is the problem.
     
  16. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Here's the worst of the ammo.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    As long as the integrity of the cases aren't compromised should shoot fine, I've had a bunch of old ammo that had alot of discoloration and some minor corrosion on cases and still worked ok, even some new ammo, couple ak mags got left in my leaky trunk last winter, steel cases had a decent ammount of rust on them still went boom :o If you dont feel safe shooting them just tossem then.
     

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