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Old 03-25-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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Do you cycle out your defensive rounds?

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Never have, but they are only a year old or so, I'd say every couple years, Ive got ammo from 1954 that has never failed to go bang, I wouldn't worry too much.

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After each one has been chambered twice. I mark them with a marker and if they have been chambered twice they move to the "shootem up pile". I am one of those who has a little concern from rechambering shells too many times and potentially uping the pressure.

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Twice a year. I shoot the old box as I rotate through to make sure I know where the rounds impact.

It's important to shoot your self defense rounds like you shoot your gun. You have to know how it performs with them in the chamber the same way your gun performs when you draw it from your holster.

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Twice a year. I shoot the old box as I rotate through to make sure I know where the rounds impact.

It's important to shoot your self defense rounds like you shoot your gun. You have to know how it performs with them in the chamber the same way your gun performs when you draw it from your holster.

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Most ammo will last long than you or I if stored properly. All the same you should should shoot PD rounds on a regular basis. I run a mag through each time I go to the range to get the feel for the ammo vrs ball ammo. It cost a bit more but in the time of need I want to know that my pistol will eat the ammo I'm feeding it.
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I rotate mine out either yearly, when they start to get chewed up, or if the bullet gets pushed in from chambering too many times.

I still have cans full of old "rotated out" duty ammo and have never had a round misfire.

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I do it about every two or three months, I also clean out my magazines on a regular basis because of all the crap that gets into them.

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I run a mag through each time I go to the range to get the feel for the ammo vrs ball ammo. It cost a bit more but in the time of need I want to know that my pistol will eat the ammo I'm feeding it.
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I shoot it up and replenish as I go along. I always keep 500 rounds of rifle ammo and 300 rounds of handgun ammo "in stock" for every firearm.

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Thanks for the info everyone. Now I just need to go stock up on some 9mm.

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