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July 25th, 2012 06:04 PM
Modern ammo can get wet and stay good to go. Depends on how tight crimp around the round is and how well the primer is glued in :-D i have taken my G19 diving off the coast with me and plugged a few rounds into the ocean floor :-D worked fine and the ammo was good afterwards.
Better quality ammo tends to stand up to water much better.
Your cor-bons should be fine. But i would replace it for CC. just to be safe.
July 25th, 2012 09:56 PM
I've washed and dried ammo and had no issues. As a test I submerged a bunch of different ammo, from range FMJ to premium JHP, in salt water for 5+ weeks. No issues. I also submerged ammo in WD40 and Hoppe's #9. only a few rounds, not all, of rimfire failed after 5 weeks in #9.
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July 25th, 2012 10:23 PM
I agree with smitty, i ride a Motorcycle also when it gets wet it becomes range ammo, I want no doubts when I carry and have never had a wet round that has failed but don't want to wonder...
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July 26th, 2012 01:57 AM
Just buy new ammo. Cheap insurance IMO
G22 .40 S&W and G23 .40 S&W Sig Sauer:
P938 9mm Smith and Wesson:
Model 437 .38 Spl, Model 65 357 Mag, and Sigma SW9VE 9mm
July 26th, 2012 03:40 AM
One should use a commercial primer sealer (available from MidwayUSA and elsewhere) to seal the primers and mouths of commercial ammunition.
Military ammunition is already sealed.
July 26th, 2012 04:15 PM
I could see that happening just about everything else ends up in the washer.
Originally Posted by frankmako
July 26th, 2012 05:43 PM
I think quite some time ago on this forum someone soaked ammo in water a day or more for a test, it
Wet ammo from rain is no problem, just think if it was we would have to temporarily stop fighting
wars just so each side could dry their ammo.
The problem is rusting of the mag----get some plastic bags.
Salt water can be a problem for some ammo, mostly corrosion issues; however, in the case of
alu cases it can cause weakness of the case and the case may split which may or may not be a serious
problem or just cause jamming. This last para is a short version of what I was told by Blazer customer
service when I called them to discuss a case splitting issue I was having with alu cased ammo
I got from a friends estate.
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