i have these old .22.lr rounds

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by sgtdeath66, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    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
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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

  3. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    thats what i was thinking but im more worried about the powder not burning good enough an the lead gets stuck in the barrel
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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

    WILDCATT New Member

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    22s

    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.