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sgtdeath66 12-19-2008 03:40 AM

i have these old rounds
i was curious what kind of wear and tear extream cold and heat fluctuation would do to unfired rounds? they are about 2-3 yrs old and have been in a basement and then moved to a garage where they have gone from hot to the most recent cold and then to a climate controled area, im wondering if they would be safe to shoot:confused: thanx in advance

cpttango30 12-19-2008 04:02 AM

Dude it is a 22 really how much damage could they do. I am going to say they are safe to shoot.

sgtdeath66 12-19-2008 04:10 AM

thats what i was thinking but im more worried about the powder not burning good enough an the lead gets stuck in the barrel

robocop10mm 12-19-2008 12:42 PM

The #1 problem with .22lr ammo is the priming compound in the rim will dry out and crumble away leading to failures to fire. .22's rarely have squib load that lead to bullets stuck in the barrel. They either go bang or don't go bang, Period.

sgtdeath66 12-19-2008 09:24 PM

koo, thanx

cpttango30 12-19-2008 11:50 PM

If you do get a squib then all you need is a cleaning rod and just smack it out the muzzle with your hand.

WILDCATT 12-21-2008 09:40 PM

I have 22s that are 30ys old work fine.I also have some 70ys old I fire one about every other yr.they are rem?lesmoke.

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