how long does ammo last????

This is a discussion on how long does ammo last???? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ZappBranigan Chambering ammo does bad things. So does keeping them in a car that you could bake a cake or freeze a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappBranigan View Post
    Chambering ammo does bad things. So does keeping them in a car that you could bake a cake or freeze a Mammoth in as the seasons change.
    - This is very good advice. No matter what you do, don't keep chambering the same rounds over and over again.
    It can lead to bullet setback, which is very dangerous.

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    I fired some .38 ball ammo that was 40 yrs old recently. worked fine.

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    I double seal the primers in my carry ammo with nail polish. Will last a lifetime.

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    home made, not sealed or any thing done special...a pocket full of assorted calibers a month go through the washer ( and some through the dryer)

    every round thus far has fired fine. and shiny too.
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    In the late '70's a friend gave me some surplus 9mm ammo from WWII. It was terrific FMJ ammo that was great for practice. I used the last of it in about '83 and never had a problem, which couldn't be said about some of the off the shelf ammo produced by a big name manufacturer that I purchased at that same time. That having been said... since my life may well depend on it, I rotate my carry ammo at least once every 6 months with ammo on hand and purchase brand new ammo yearly. I then go ahead and use the ammo I already had for additional practice at the range.
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    Bullets in washer and dryer:::::I don't buy that
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    Bullets in washer and dryer:::::I don't buy that
    i ain't asking you to buy it. nor am i asking you to shoot them
    that funs for me. bang every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    Bullets in washer and dryer:::::I don't buy that
    Unless something really weird has happened to the ammo, modern ammo is waterproof/watertight as it comes out the box. I have left ammo in a bucket of water for a week and it fired just fine when dried off. Same deal with the myth that solvents on assembled ammo will render it useless. Solvents on exposed powder and inside if primers, yes. But on assembled ammo, no. Box O' Truth debunked this myth rather convincingly a few years ago.

    The Box O' Truth #39 - Oil Vs. Primers - Page 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    Bullets in washer and dryer:::::I don't buy that
    I put a full G17 mag through the washer and dryer by mistake... didnt realize I did until I heard the clunking in the dryer and went to investigate..... all rounds fired with no issues.

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    wow maybe i will buy that 50% off....i believe its all true just saying because in my CWP class the instructor said even humidity may deactivate the primer (ots of it)
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    wow maybe i will buy that 50% off....i believe its all true just saying because in my CWP class the instructor said even humidity may deactivate the primer (ots of it)
    Perhaps your instructor is mistaken on the subject of ammunition longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    wow maybe i will buy that 50% off....i believe its all true just saying because in my CWP class the instructor said even humidity may deactivate the primer (ots of it)
    I always believe everything my firearms instructors tell me as gospel

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    When I bought my M1 Carbine a couple of years ago I had a hard time finding ammo locally. My father-in-law gave me a box of milsurp ammo with the date 1973 stamped on it. They were kind of corroded looking so I used emery cloth to clean a few of them up. Seeing there was no pits or real corrosion (just tarnish) I shot them. All but one went off first time through. It put the one on top of the next magazine and it went bang too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    wow maybe i will buy that 50% off....i believe its all true just saying because in my CWP class the instructor said even humidity may deactivate the primer (ots of it)
    a lot of misinformation comes from those classes
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    Perhaps
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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