Laundering Ammo?

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    Laundering Ammo?

    Had five rounds of Federal .357 in a Bianchi speed strip in the watch pocket of my jeans.
    Forgot to take 'em out and the wife did laundry. Of course I will not use these rounds for carry anymore but I do wonder what effect it had besides making them look really clean.
    I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.

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    Were they washed and not dried? Should be fine.
    Not sure what they would do in a drier.

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    Just shoot one, If it goes bang shoot the others; if not do the missfire drill

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    Never know. If it's good quality new ammo, it should be OK. Older or cheaper stuff might not be sealed off and moisture could have gotten inside. Take them to the range next time and fire away.
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    You should be OK to shoot them. Obviously not suitable for carry anymore.
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    Practice ammo. It will still fire.
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    I had a single round of 9mm slip out of a reload magazine in my pocket, that didn't get detected until the dry launry was coming out of the dryer.
    My wife was POd and I was chagrined, but at least the heat and banging around didn't set off the primer.

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    I think they should fire.

    Looks like you have a new ammo test to write up. LOL
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    Let us know how they shoot. I am curious as well.
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    Laundered ammo......does that make it harder to trace back to you then?
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    I've done it more than once and they all worked. However with that said .... like advised earlier....put it in the practice box you just never know if the seat was enough to keep the water out of the powder.

    Oh on a funny not....laundering them dosent erase prints. We tested it and superglue still raised the prints after a wash AND dry (that wasnt my idea it was the lab junkies).
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    There have been more than just a few occasions over the years when my wife has stopped by my reloading room to hand me a couple of rounds she’s retrieved from the dryer. All of them went bang when fired. None showed signs of excessive pressure, and none were squibs.
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    I carry when I am kayaking and was told years ago to spray the rounds with polyurathane to seal them. I did, but only for the rounds I used for my revolver.

    Worked well. I would replace the rounds every few weeks anyway... just to be sure. I fired off all of the rounds and never had a dud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtbiker View Post
    Laundered ammo......does that make it harder to trace back to you then?
    Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought of that when I saw the title...
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    My wife constantly finds rounds in the washing machine...everything from .22s to .45-70s (I'm kind of bad about leaving rounds in jacket & pants pockets, not to mention all the change, nails & even paper money).......& so far they all go bang.
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