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Frozen ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dolphins84te, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. dolphins84te

    dolphins84te Redmond, OR Member

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    I live in central Oregon and the other night when it was in the twenties, someone left the garage door open all night. I have several thousand rounds of ammo in there including shotgun shells and small and large-bore rifle and pistol ammo. When I discovered it in the morning, it was probably around thirty degrees in there. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    did they get wet? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. lots of guns fire just fine in sub zero weather.
     
  3. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking the fighters at Stalingrad would have loved a balmy 20-30 degrees. :)
     
  4. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Very dangerous to shoot frozen ammo! Good thing you asked the forum.. Where would you like me to pick it up so I can dispose of it properly? :4)
     
  5. SCTSQRL

    SCTSQRL Peoples Republic of Eugene Member

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    Receo is quite right - frozen ammo is highly volatile and should only be handled by highly trained ammunition disposal authorities. Given your stated quantity of hazardous materials, I would hate to see Receo's transportation abilities taxed - I can gear up and deploy my specialized L.A.T.S. (Live Ammunition Transportation Subaru) at a moments notice to relieve you of any 223/556 materials as soon as you give the word.

    Of course you have my assurance that all materials will be dispensed with in a sustainable manner, in a manner conducive to recycling.
     
  6. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't listen to these guys. They are trying to trick you. Just put it in the oven to thaw it out. :paranoid:
     
  7. 009

    009 Jellystone road sw Member

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    maybe we should ask the russians?
     
  8. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    Frozen gun could sometimes be a problem, but frozen ammo is OK.
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Microwave is faster.
     
  10. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I recall reading somewhere several years ago that if you are in need of subsonic 22 and it isn't available in your local area that you (supposedly) can take your box/brick/whatever of high velocity 22, put it in a ziplock to avoid moisture buildup, and store it in your freezer for a month or so. As I never confirmed it myself. Anyone ever try this?
     
  11. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    In subzero weather, there is sometimes a distinct...click(delay)bang...going on, but every round has fired so far.

    Keith