how long dose 22 ammo last
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how long dose 22 ammo last
I have some that is pushing 40 years and still goes bang...
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Probably longer than me at this point. My son too, if properly stored.
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It last about a month; then I have to buy more to replace it. I shouldn't have bought my wife that Buckmark.
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If it stays dry and relatively stable in temperature, forever.
In contrast, I bought an old Mauser from Mitchells, and went to a gun show shortly after and bought a 250 round battle pack of 8mm mauser that had been manufactured back in 1954. How did it work?
Just fine, went bang every time I pulled the trigger. Not that accurate, but it worked nonetheless.
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Strange coincidence you should ask that question --- as I asked myself that very thing last weekend. Just bought a Sig Mosquito and had about 500 rounds of Federal 22LR in storage that has to be at least 20 yrs old. It was crappy lookin' stuff, but I thought I might as well give it a try. Had 19 FTFs out of the 500. So there you go ... real test results.
BTW --- I later picked up some CCI mini-mags. The pistol performed flawlessly on 300 rounds. A lot of fun to shoot.
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If stored properly it has about the same shelf life as a bowling ball.
Send be a couple of bricks of it and I'll run some "tests" on it!
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Back in Jan I shot my grandfather's Remington .22 bolt action. He bought it in 1939, along with a large supply of .22 ammo, all for $14 at Sears.
He found a box from that original supply of ammo recently, when he gave me the rifle. I shot some of it not long after. Worked just fine.
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I have some Winchester ammo that was made for the Army's small bore rifle team 1956 and it still shoots just as accurate as new.