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    Post How to properly store ammunition long-term

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    Good info to practice and keep in mind.

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    I think its funny that you can store ammunition up to 10 years.....

    I am still shooting ammo that was packed in the 60's, 70's and 80's without any problems. The writer has NO experience or even the slightest knowledge of surplus ammo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BISHOP View Post
    I think its funny that you can store ammunition up to 10 years.....

    I am still shooting ammo that was packed in the 60's, 70's and 80's without any problems. The writer has NO experience or even the slightest knowledge of surplus ammo.


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    I have ammo from the 50s that still shoots fine

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    I recall shooting .303 British & 8MM Mauser milsurp ammo back in the 80's which was manufactured in the 30's and still went "bang" every time.
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    I've shot ammo from 1915, went off fine. Just depends on how well it was stored and how good were the primers. In the last year I've shot ammo I loaded in 1976, some .357 magnum rounds. Not a dud in the 3 boxes I fired.

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