Originally Posted by hideit
i just discovered that i have about 250 rounds of remington golds in the attick over the garage
they must be 15 years old
do you think they will still work?
I have fired so ammo that is older than dirt and it worked, One day about 20 years ago one of my younger sons droped a 22 cal round in a bottle of Hopps solvent while I was cleaning some of my rimfires, I remember yelling at him and sending him out of the room, well, me saving everything and always buying more than I am ever going to use in a life time, it got pushed back into deep storage, every once in a while I would come accross that bottle and look at it and think back to that day and think, Iwounder if that round would fire, and put it back, well about a week ago I was breaking in a new barrle and grabed a bounch of partial bottles of solvent and rememberd to grab that one and see what 20 years of sitting in solvent would do to a 22 round, I pretty much had it in my head that it was not going to fire, I loaded the round in my single action Ruger pulled back the hammer and let it drop, And sure as sh$$ that thing went off, I was amazed, The only ammo I have ever had continious problems with are old paper shotgun shells, I'm thinking they absorb moisture much easyier.