Old ammo corrosive?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Partridge02, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Partridge02

    Partridge02 New Member

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    I was given about 38 if these WCC `58 .308 military bullets and was ready to shoot them then my fil mentioned that they might be corrosive primers. I asked a group on Facebook a while back with no definite answer. Any help would be appreciated. I would hate to assume they are, pull all the bullets and find out they were not.

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  2. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Those rounds do not have corrosive primers.

    www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf
     
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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Agreed. US manufacture military ammo has not had corrosive primers since about 1952, with the exception of a very limited number of National match rounds. The little cross and circle indicates NATO standard loading. Good ammo.
     
  4. Partridge02

    Partridge02 New Member

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    Thanks guys. I should have came here first.

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