My bullets changed color!
This is a discussion on My bullets changed color! within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It's not a huge deal, I've just never seen it before. I took out my ammo to cycle a new carry round and noticed that ...
September 8th, 2009 11:47 PM
September 9th, 2009 12:07 AM
It's called Patina. Brass beds do it all the time. I suspect your ammo storage facility has less than perfect moisture conditions. As long as it hasnt changed the size of the casing it should be fine. Since brass oxidizes more in oxygen, maybe sealed ammo boxes would slow it down.
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September 9th, 2009 12:10 AM
September 9th, 2009 05:42 AM
The ones in my carry mags tend to do this over a long period of time. Copper to brown. No big deal really.
September 9th, 2009 06:44 AM
Consider the oxidation as showing some class...as if you care to 'send' the very best...
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September 9th, 2009 09:30 AM
Try giving your rounds a rub with a silicon cloth that still has a little life left in it before you load up your mags or cylinder. Helps keep the oxidation down in moist climates.
I do this after I clean my handguns and magazines. Just drop all the rounds into the cloth(form a pouch) and roll them around for a few seconds then load up.
September 9th, 2009 11:34 AM
HA! I like that, ret.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
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September 9th, 2009 01:41 PM
Can also happen if you leave some solvent in the magazine or action. Might turn them a color from green to black depending on the chemical.
September 9th, 2009 09:05 PM
I live in W. Washington ... the copper jacketed rounds I carry in my speed loaders go from copper to brown every couple of months. No problem. They still go BANG at the range.
September 10th, 2009 08:57 AM
The salt left from your finger prints when you loaded the rounds will contribute to it as well.
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September 10th, 2009 11:21 AM
Try keeping a few dessicant silica gel packs in wherever your ammo is stored.
That will keep the moisture next to 0.
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