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carry ammo corrosion

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    Question carry ammo corrosion

    I currently carry Hornady XTP hp in my edc. I conserve my expensive carry ammo for as long as possible. My rotation method is to only fire these rounds after they have been chambered 4 or 5 times in a row, then another bullet gets to be the round that gets chambered for carry and then unloaded when I go to the range.

    So most of my ammo never gets chambered but it does get unloaded from magazines by hand on a weekly basis. My handling these rounds leaves them looking dirty as all can be. I'm not really concerned about the aesthetic quality of this ammo, but am curious if this corrosion will affect these bullets in any way?

    Should I switch to ammo that uses nickel plated casings?
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    You're rotating them out and sending those bullets down the barrel way before corrosion has any effect on performance. The problems with degraded ammunition are centered around the primer. The primer's the spark plug that fires the charge and if it fails because it's been degraded then you have a dud to deal with during an encounter. A bit of tarnish won't hurt a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    If you're gonna shoot a goblin, it may as well be with an ugly bullet.
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    It is just fine as a small wear tarnish will not hurt the bullet.

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    That's what I thought, it would be more of an aesthetic issue. The primers should be fine then and thus the performance too.

    Thanks guys!
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    Give the ammo a wipe down with a Birchwood Casey silicone cloth for some corrosion protection if ya want.
    I've done this without any trouble.

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    I'm hoping there is enough crud on my HST's that if the bullet wound don't kill him the infection will
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    I went to the range the other day and shot some ammo that is 27 years old, they all went bang like they are supposed to

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    Properly stored to prevent corrosion, most ammo should last indefinately in a useable state.

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