This is a discussion on BAD Federal AMMO BAD!!!! within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by dukalmighty I agree 8 years to go without swapping out carry ammo seems like a lot I go thru a box at ...
as long as ammo is stored properly it should last & fire ok indefenetly, according to all ammo news that i have read
Years ago, back in the '70s, I fired some old .44 Spl ammo given to me by a friends great grandfather. He swore they were made prior to 1900. I fired them in a new S&W M-29 I had just purchased. Each one fired, although the report and recoil were incredibly weak. My point is, that even though old ammunition may function, I sure wouldn't depend on it for personal defense. Old ammo and ammo exposed to extremes in humidity and temperature should be relegated to the range, where a misfire won't prove fatal.
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If properly stored ammo does deteriorate I am up a creek if the SHTF.
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