How old is that .22 Ammo you just bought?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Ken_inWA, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Ken_inWA

    Ken_inWA New Member

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    This is a useful site I found recently that helped me determine the age of some CCI Minimags I bought (vintage 1971)

    http://22box-id.com/

    An amazing amount of detail on packaging variations of .22 rimfire Ammo.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That is an interesting site.
     

  3. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    That's a crazy amount of information.

    Does the age affect performance, is there a half life on ammo?
     
  4. firemonkey150

    firemonkey150 New Member

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    I'm shooting .22lr from the 70's. so I doubt it. Hell the 30.06 I have Is from WWII
     
  5. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    Thanks for the posting. The link was the most interesting one I have seen posted in quite some time. The internet is great for allowing someone with a passion to publish their information. I've got a 50+ year old box of 22's that I'm going to dig out and see if I can find out more about them.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Very cool! I have a box of .22 short HP's from my childhood that I need to look up.
     
  7. Ken_inWA

    Ken_inWA New Member

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    Shooting 1971 CCI MINI MAGS VS new stock MINI MAGS.
    1971 Fewer failure to fires but the energy is not as consistent so in my sig mosquito I get a few failure to ejects even with the lower velocity spring. But I paid a dime a round last month for the old ammo good for the range wouldn't load it for protection.