Old Reloads No Problem


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StrikeEagle
March 14, 2006, 03:32 PM
I got into reloading back in the early 70's... and I still have some of the ammo I made back then. It's been stored in those green 'ammo cans' in a cool place.

It all works fine. I've never run across an old round that didn't go bang.

StrikeEagle

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Art Eatman
March 14, 2006, 03:42 PM
Yup. I think I still have some .243 stuff I loaded in 1968. Last time I was trying to use it up, it still grouped inside 3/4 MOA. Same for a bunch of old Swift and some .223 that I inherited; 1970s.

fulloflead
March 14, 2006, 05:04 PM
Yeah, I've actually INHERITED reloads from my grandfather, loaded from around that time, that weren't kept in a can, and they were fine. From a humid area of the country too.

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loadedround
March 15, 2006, 05:34 PM
Same for me with old reloads. As long as the case is clean, free from corrosion or stains, the rooan goes bang. I would not depend on it for hunting or protection, but its fine for plinking. Referring to only my reloads, not something i scrounged up.

TooTaxed
March 15, 2006, 08:16 PM
Same here...just recently unpacked some rifle and pistol reloads from the '60s...no problem shooting them.

That said, I still use up the oldest reloads first...

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