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corroded ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ArgentineSteel, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I have a half box of Winchester super X 22 LR I inherited and looked into today and found it's corroding. Must have gotten damp some time in the past.

    Cheap enough since I didn't pay for it, but wondered about any fixes for it. Or should I just dispose of it.

    Thanks
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Put it up for auction on GunBroker, just to see if anyone will bid on it. My guess is someone will.
     
  3. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Heh, I guess that's one way to safely get rid of it. If they pay for the hazardous shipping fee.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Cartridges are not hazmat.
     
  5. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I'd throw it in the tumbler for a little bit if it was really cruddy, otherwise as long as it will chamber I'd just shoot it.
     
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  6. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Just be sure that when finished tumbling the "powder doesn't show through" :)

    FWIW, .22LR ammo never looks very good, even when brand new. Looks worse after you dig it out of your jacket pocket after it's been there a couple of years :cool: Same for tackle box, trunk (under the spare tire), or glove box.