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Old 12-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Ammo shelf life.

My friend found 10 boxes of Winchester 124gr jhp in his closet and gave them to me.They have been stored there for 7-10 years and was wondering if they would still be safe to shoot in my Solo or let my PCII be the guinea pig..The price on the boxes are $8.99.The good ole days of cheap ammo..
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7 - 10 years for modern ammo is nothing, I've shot thousands of surplus WWII .45 and 30-06 rounds and never had a problem with them.
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Should be fine if it stayed dry. How are the boxes condition? Any signs of corrosion on the casings?
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7-10 year old ammo is new.
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All the boxes look like I bought them today.He also found a S&W 48 that he forgot he had.Awesome looking revolver.My friend is a pack-rat..The bullets look shiny and new.
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I have reloads older than that. My Ultra Carry likes them.
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Sounds like I'd not only use them, but let my family blast them downrange.
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
My friend found 10 boxes of Winchester 124gr jhp in his closet and gave them to me.They have been stored there for 7-10 years and was wondering if they would still be safe to shoot in my Solo or let my PCII be the guinea pig..The price on the boxes are $8.99.The good ole days of cheap ammo..

Even at those old prices that's still $90.00 worth of ammo. I think if that was my friend I'd have to at least get him a good bottle of his favorite adult beverage.
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Even at those old prices that's still $90.00 worth of ammo. I think if that was my friend I'd have to at least get him a good bottle of his favorite adult beverage.
Already took care of that Chuck.My friend Dave is a disabled Vietnam vet and loves his Dewars Scotch. It has been bought and will be delivered on Monday..I forgot to say,he also gave me a 45 stainless magazine for my Kimber.
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
My friend found 10 boxes of Winchester 124gr jhp in his closet and gave them to me.They have been stored there for 7-10 years and was wondering if they would still be safe to shoot in my Solo or let my PCII be the guinea pig..The price on the boxes are $8.99.The good ole days of cheap ammo..
YES! Shoot the hell out of them.Enjoy!
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