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wet ammo queston

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jeepguy, May 15, 2011.

  1. jeepguy

    jeepguy Well-Known Member

    went to the gun show today to pick up some 7.62x39, so i picked up 500 silver bear & 500 brown bear. when i got home i unpacked it to put it in .50 cal ammo cans & noticed that some of the silver bear was wet. i didn't close the lid all the way & put 3 large desiccant bags in it. the brown bear was ok and about half the silver was ok as well. so im wondering if this ammo will be ok after it drys? thanks for the help.
  2. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    You did exactly what I would do. Among other things you can say about that imported ammo, it is tough as hell, it will still likely outlive you. Especially that silver bear, that's what I prefer to shoot when I can find it.

    MAYBE, if I had some time I would lay it all out somewhere to make sure for a couple of days, but it's probably not necessary.
  3. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Aren't those cases sealed? I wouldn't use it for defensive purposes, but I wouldn't worry too much about range use. Dry it out well, check for corrosion, and go shoot some.
  4. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    If they got wet in your "Jeep" on the way home, I'd wipe them off and call it good.
    If they may have been wet for an extended period, I'd wipe them off now and at the next convenience, test the wettest "looking" ones.
    I'm guessing you'll find them good to go.
  5. soonerboomer

    soonerboomer Well-Known Member

    I recently left a speed loader with 5 rounds of defensive ammo in my pocket. It went through the wash. Since it got soaked pretty good, I decided to take it out of commission and use it for practice. At the range all 5 rounds fired perfectly.
    However, I'd still not use ammo that I'd known to be wet for defensive purposes.
  6. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    I've shot ammo over the chrono that went through the washer/dryer cycle - no change.
  7. ultradoc

    ultradoc Well-Known Member

    maybe lay it out in the sun for a day or two [if you can get any sun in the buckeye :]

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