So noone has heard any rumors about the governments interest in shortening ammo life so we can NOT stock pile it? It's suppost to be some "Anit- terrorism" thing.
This is a discussion on Ammo shelf life? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; ammo from WWII still goes bang Not me...I will definitely not use old ammo in HD/SD weapon. I have had plenty of it NOT go ...
Not me...I will definitely not use old ammo in HD/SD weapon.ammo from WWII still goes bang
I have had plenty of it NOT go bang. In fact, I would guess that between 10-15% of the surplus WW2 and Korean War ammo that I have shot over the years has failed to fire.
You can never really be sure where or how that stuff was stored.
Modern factory stuff is good for a long, long time,...however anything that I keep for HD/SD is burned after a year or so and replaced with new stuff.
Uh...no. And I most SERIOUSLY doubt that rumor, too.
I have used some pretty old ammo...decades old...and never had a problem...the stuff doesn't stay around long enough to get old now...
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"I was talking to a coworker of mine the other day and he said the government has made comments about having ammo manufactures shorten the shelf life of ammo to keep anyone from being able stock pile large amount of it. Anyone else heard this?"
This is an urban/suburban myth. i still have lots of WWII ammunition in .30 caliber and .45 caliber: All of it goes bang. Most of my WWI 8mm and .30 caliber ammo would go bang. Stopped firing it three years ago. Some of this WWI ammo looks to be in pristine condition and some looks awful with green crap and cracked necks.
The .30 caliber military Krag ammo that i bought at Hunter's Lodge in 1965 is dated 1905 and 1906. When i bought it there were about 20% failures to fire. Stopped trying to shoot it several years ago when failure to fire rates were at 70-80 percent. Sold most of it off to collectors-it is in 20 round cardboard boxes.