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Old 12-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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How long should one keep there carry ammo before replacing with fresh rounds?



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Old 12-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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How long should one keep there carry ammo before replacing with fresh rounds?
As a general rule I advise people to shot up there carry/duty ammo once a year. This keeps them familiar with the recoil/feel and accuracy of the ammo they rely on and it puts fresh ammo under the hammer.
But to answer your question. If you do not contaminate your ammo with penetrating lubricants you can carry it for many years.


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Well its not like were talking about bread here so assuming you aren't keeping your ammo in the creek out back you should be fine for many years.
I still have stuff I loaded 30 years ago and it goes bang every time in fact I still have a bunch of old military 30-06 that still fires every time some of it is dated back in 40's.
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Ok thanx. I know that my ammo is lookin a bit tarnished. I know that brass gets that way pretty quick. That an ive heard some ppl say u should change out once in a while

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Ok thanx. I know that my ammo is lookin a bit tarnished. I know that brass gets that way pretty quick. That an ive heard some ppl say u should change out once in a while
If were talking personal defense rounds by all means cycle it periodically but target, hunting, plinking stuff last a very long time.
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As a general rule I advise people to shot up there carry/duty ammo once a year. This keeps them familiar with the recoil/feel and accuracy of the ammo they rely on and it puts fresh ammo under the hammer.
But to answer your question. If you do not contaminate your ammo with penetrating lubricants you can carry for many years.
This is very good advice. Unfortunately I can only "like" it once
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i like nickel coated brass for my "carry" ammo, i feel that it protects the integrity of it better, but i still shoot it from time to time, to stay familiar with the handling of that particular load & platform combination, as well as keep it "fresh", after all i want all the odds stacked in my favor in the unfortunate event i have to rely on it to save my bacon.

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It will last indefinitely, but a SD gun needs to be practiced with and fired periodically.



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