Carrry Ammo and temp change

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by gunsavy, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. gunsavy

    gunsavy New Member

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    Just wondering how long many of you keep your carry ammo before you use it at the range to make room for new ammo. I asking because i have ammo that I have carried since the summer in few magazines and now it freezing cold. What are the major effects of temp change. I have had this ammo atleast a year. So really it's gone from cold to hot then back to cold.
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I would say it makes no difference. Wars are fought in all temperature extremes with no effect on the ammo due to temperature.
    I personally had to put all my ammo into my chest freezer for 24 hours and it still works fine.
     

  3. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Nothing to worry about. I carry Black Talons in my Para and about once a year I cap off a couple of them during one of my practice sessions and have never seen any changes at all. I check them for velosity through the chronograph and paper accuracy. I have a decent stock of Talons, so checking a few a year dosn't hurt my stock. I do keep a record of their performance for comparison.

    Jim.........
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I typically don't even bother to rotate defense rounds until they're looking pretty cruddy (several years) so you'll be ok.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Not trying to be ugly but hasn't this topic been worn out?
     
  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Now Now,
    It can't be officially worn out until properly crapped upon:rolleyes:
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    The only real concern about carry ammo I pay attention to is a chambered round that might have been chambered a couple times before. And is getting pushed back in the case. I'll chuck those but unless the cases are growing something the rest are fine by me.
     
  8. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Already been well expressed....if the rounds look fine they will work in most cases. I have some ammo that is several years old and still shoots fine (most it stored in dry boxes in my garage). Look for case or primer corrosion and bullet push back.
     
  9. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    Just my curiousity, but why did you have to put your ammo in your chest freezer for 24 hrs?
     
  10. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Ammo will keep for a long time. I prefer not to shoot my carry ammo too often...that stuff is not cheap.
     
  11. pointblank4445

    pointblank4445 New Member

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    Moisture/humidity is more of a concern than temperature. As stated, rotate your ammo so the same round isn't being chambered. Shoot your carry ammo and replace every so often (most police depts. mandate this ever 12 or 6 mo).

    Only you truly know the conditions your ammo is in. If you are finding a lot of crud around the primer, bullet discoloration, changes in the seating of the bullet, a lot of scratches on the rim from several extractions.......change it out.