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vipermann7
 
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old ammo

Postby vipermann7 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:27 am

What do ya all do with rifle ammo you're not going to shoot? I have some 7mm rifle ammo that I bought by mistake, was the wrong caliber for my rifle. Long story short, I now have a box of ammo I can't shoot, so what should I do with it? I do not have a rifle that can shoot it, but it's obviously not safe to just toss it in the garbage. What would you do with it?

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RE: old ammo

Postby PrairieShadow » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:12 pm

I set it on the back of the shelf in the gun safe and leave it, never know when you might by a 7mm mag[:D][:D]
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RE: old ammo

Postby hunter480 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:22 pm

You can`t take it back where you got it, no one will take ammunition back, but if kept warm and dry, ammo will keep indefinately.
 
Hang on to it and either a buddy will need it, or you`ll end up with a new rifle before you know it.

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RE: old ammo

Postby howhill1 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:26 pm

ditto
 
ive shot (recently) .30 carbine my father had in the early 70's. it willl last forever if dry. i agree its a good reason for a new rifle. no sense in being wastefull.
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RE: old ammo

Postby JOEL » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:43 pm

Find a new friend,hopefully with lots of deer filled land and give it to him[:D]A buddy gave me a old box of 30/30 tonight,beautiful box,DUPONT on it old green white lettering,170 corelockt,Hi speed made in the USA, kleanbore priming,index 1430? all the rounds look great,any idea on the age of the box?
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RE: old ammo

Postby Robert Rowland » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:51 pm

To avoid wasting a $25 box of ammo, go out and buy a $500 gun.[;)]
If this works well for you let me know, I just might tell my wife I need some ammo and run out to Wally World.[:D]
 
 

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RE: old ammo

Postby vipermann7 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:18 pm

buying a gun to justify the ammo works fine with my wife. problem is I then owe her a $500 piece of jewelry. [:D]

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RE: old ammo

Postby Robert Rowland » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:17 pm

Two words:  Cubic Zirconia[:D]

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RE: old ammo

Postby JOEL » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:17 pm

ORIGINAL: JOEL

Find a new friend,hopefully with lots of deer filled land and give it to him[:D]A buddy gave me a old box of 30/30 tonight,beautiful box,DUPONT on it old green white lettering,170 corelockt,Hi speed made in the USA, kleanbore priming,index 1430? all the rounds look great,any idea on the age of the box?
anybody got an idea when these were made?
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RE: old ammo

Postby Legnip » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:15 am

I need suggestions.
 
I had a couple boxes of 12 ga slugs in the compartment of my SUV. It was dry and safe, so I thought. My cooler leaked on a fishing trip. It leaked into the compartment, but I didn't look like a lot of water, but it actually was about 1-2 quarts of water. The shells are now corroded. I don't want' to throw them in the garbage for safeties sake. Maybe shooting them at the range would be a good way to dispose of them?
 
Any thoughts for a good way to dispose?

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