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ah_palmetto 08-16-2012 03:53 AM

5.56 x 45mm changing color?
I have several boxes of American Eagle 5.56 x 45mm ammunition that I bought about 2 years ago. I recently noticed that the top 1/3 of the casing is starting to change colors. It is has a bit of a whitish hue. Is this normal? Are they still safe to fire?

Badshot320 08-16-2012 04:03 AM

The cases are prolly heat treated, its most likely oxidation. Post a picture of one if you can.


ah_palmetto 08-16-2012 04:05 AM

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Thats it.

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c3shooter 08-16-2012 04:14 AM

That is not changing color- the case was annealed (heated and cooled) to improve the workability of the brass. It's normal.

Badshot320 08-16-2012 04:15 AM

^^ what he said^^


ah_palmetto 08-16-2012 04:16 AM

Thanks. I guess i never noticed it before.

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