Lucky ammo find

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    Lucky ammo find

    So I lucked into about 200 rounds of sweet .40 from my Leo brother today. He is carrying a glock 21 now so has no need. Seriously, no one has a need for this stuff. I've read the threads about getting rid of bad ammo, but I was curious what something like this does to a glock if I fired it just for fun. Does it wreck the barrel? Maybe I'll keep it anyways and say it came from the titanic.
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    I wouldn't let that mess in my house, much less near any firearm I own.

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    With that much corrosion and the .40 being a high-pressure round I would strongly suggest disposing of that ammo, as I may be unsafe to fire.
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    Worst case, the "Glock bulge" syndrome would occur and bulge out a weakened, corroded part of the case, and you'd have a "kaboom" mess on your hands (and maybe in your trou). I don't know if the oxides of the brass (?) bullet jacket are harder than the steel of the barrel, but if so, then some scoring of the bore may result.

    Mount a few bullets in a picture frame and say they were recovered from Marty McFly's Glock on the Titanic. That's probably the safest thing to do with ammo like that.
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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww gross

    maybe you could throw it at the bad-guy attacking you & hope it sticks to their skin & causes um a fatal infection

    and I hope you washed your hands after taking that picture


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    You could wire brush it,but it looks wat too corroded and besides case failure you could get a bunch if not all that has damp powder/primers that will result in dud rounds,I reload so I would pull the bullets and then clean them in my brass tumbler and then reload in fresh cases with new primers,everything else is junk
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    With that much corrosion and the .40 being a high-pressure round I would strongly suggest disposing of that ammo, as I may be unsafe to fire.
    Msgt is spot on....that mess is bad voodoo.....don't risk a ride to the ER or worse.
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