GUN Old ammo?

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  1. KiddX

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    I just found about 25 12 gauge shells and a few hundred .22lr rounds in an ammo box that was my fathers, who died about 13 years ago :eek3: the shotgun shells look ok, but i wanted to ask WMD what their rule is on the subject.
     
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    in for answer
     
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    someone gave me a bag of a few hundred shotgun shells that were VERY old. I'm talking cardboard/paper instead of plastic shells. Every single one fired fine.

    People have no issues with very old military surplus ammo... And some of that stuff is decades old.


    check if over, but if it looks good, start pulling the trigger!
     
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    as long as it isn't corroded, you should be fine. .22LR hasn't changed in specs, and 12ga has only gotten more powerful, so both should be fine to shoot
     
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    If ammunition is stored correctly, cool and dry, it will be fine.
     
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    After 10 years, primers become unfireable.














    J/k... shoot away.
     
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    you got me :squint:

    bastard :rofl:
     
  8. idleprocess

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

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    Someone posted in WMD a few months back about finding some .303 ammo that was the better part of a century old and not in such great shape. Managed to give it all away at the range to SMLE shooters without any trouble and every round went bang IIRC.
     
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    if the shotshells are paper, you may have some luck selling them, as they now come at quite a premium. They're considered collectible or something. but since it's only a box, i'd say, light'em up
     
  10. t1h

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    my 1950's yugo 8mm mauser shoots fine in my hakim
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Shoot it, I'e shot ammo that was my grandfather's who died 18 years ago. Many people here shoot surplus ammo that can be dated back to WWII or even WWI. I wouldn't use the older ammo as a defensive carry ammo, but it more than likely will go boom for plinking. Even if it doesn't it shouldn't do anything horrible. Just remember if you have a FTF keep the gun pointed down range and wait a good 30 seconds before messing with it in case it is a slow primer and not a dud.
     
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    I have 7.62X25TT made in 1952, 7.62X39 made in 1973 and 7.62X54R made in 1971 and they all worked flawlessly so far
     
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    as long as its stored properly ammo will last longer then you will.
     
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    Just go fire them. If one fails to fire, eject it and try again.... repeat! :)
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I've personally shot ammunition made by the Ottoman Turks :rofl:

    I'm sure it's fine as long as it was kept dry.
     

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