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Old Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jackrocks59, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. jackrocks59

    jackrocks59 tigard Member

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    I just bought a box of 50 44 REM. MAGNUM it looks like they are very old.
    They are 240 grain bullets. The sticker price on them says $7.87. Anyone have any idea what year they might be from based on the make and the grain? They are still safe to shoot arent they?....Thanks
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    well 240 grain is probably the most popular loading of .44 mag, so it could be pretty much anything.

    It should be safe as long as there is no visible corrosion on the case.
     
  3. jackrocks59

    jackrocks59 tigard Member

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    Thank you for the info.
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    What does the headstamp say on the base of the brass?
     
  5. jackrocks59

    jackrocks59 tigard Member

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    R - P 44 REM MAG

    the box says kleanbore priming and DU PONT
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well I have no clue from the box, but it is using remington brass (R-P)
     
  7. warnerwh

    warnerwh Portland, OR Member

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    Dupont owned Remington. The box is Remington. Can you post a pic? I don't know how old they are but it's possible if they're 50's or even 60's then someone may pay you a good amount for that box of ammo.