Remington .38 Special Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by XDmGreek, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. XDmGreek

    XDmGreek New Member

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    My parents moved to Greece, but before they left my father gave me his shotguns and his revolver. Its a Colt Cobra .38 Special made in 1966. He also gave me a box of Remington .38 Special 158gr lead nose bullets. They are easily 15-20 years old. The box is in very good condition, and the ammo looks in very good condition as well. I have 2 questions. First, is it safe to use this ammo up? Second, if its not safe to use the ammo how do I dispose of it? Here are some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    It should be quite safe to use that up. I am shooting up ammo that is likely older than you are, and so long as it has not been stored in severe weather conditions, it shoots just fine.
     

  3. stick_man

    stick_man New Member

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    No problem whatsoever. You can purchase WW2 era ammo and it and it still goes bang. As long as the brass is in good condition (no corrosion), you should be good to go.
     
  4. XDmGreek

    XDmGreek New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I went to the range today, and had absolutely no problems with the gun or ammo.