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    The 35 year old ammunition will be perfectly fine unless it shows visible signs of corrosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    The 35 year old ammunition will be perfectly fine unless it shows visible signs of corrosion.
    Yep.

    I have shot up milsurp ammo over 30 yrs old AND some of my own
    HANDLOADS which were 20 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsrule View Post
    Yep.

    I have shot up milsurp ammo over 30 yrs old AND some of my own
    HANDLOADS which were 20 years old.

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    As I was growing up and didn't have very much "expendable income" for ammo, I found that surplus ammo was dirt cheap and never failed me.
    35 years for ammo is not a problem unless it was recovered from the bottom of a lake.

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    Back in the 70s I purchased a 1000 rounds of left over Korean War 45 auto ammo, and it came in its own military lock box.

    I gave my Colt and the ammo to my father in law (retired Marine) who still uses that ammo when he visits the range with me.

    So long as the ammo is kept in a cool dry place, and has no rust, spots or other signs of discharge, Id give it a try.

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    It should be noted that any military ammo especially foreign, made prior to the 70s is quite possibly corrosive primed and WILL ruin the barrel if not promptly, and properly cleaned. BTW there is a different cleaning procedure for removing corrosive residue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesteel View Post
    It should be noted that any military ammo especially foreign, made prior to the 70s is quite possibly corrosive primed and WILL ruin the barrel if not promptly, and properly cleaned. BTW there is a different cleaning procedure for removing corrosive residue.
    The Box of Truth has several good articles on dealing with corrosive ammo.
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