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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kailash, Mar 10, 2010.

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  1. kailash

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    What is the sustainabilty of cartridges ?
     
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    Do you mean the durability of the brass cartridge case? If so, it depends to some degree on how much pressure is generated by the load (a .357 will not last as long as a .38); the type of case (nickel will not last as long as brass); the loading practices (a heavy crimp will shorten case life) and a few other variables.

    With the 'right' combination of techniques and practices, a cartridge case can be reloaded dozens of times.
     
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    ammo

    Thanks ,

    And for how long can you keep ammunition , is there also a expiration date for ammo's :):)
     
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    Chris is talking about reloading spent cases, which involves many variables to determine the longevity of a case.

    Short answer, if stored properly there really doesn't appear to be any "expiration date" for ammo. Keep it in a cool, dry, dark place and it should keep for a very long time.

    Bear in mind, many people still purchase and use surplus military ammunition manufactured and sealed 60 years ago and it still works.
     
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