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Corrosive Ammo.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Beak50, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. Beak50

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    Why are foreign country's still producing corrosive ammunition?Is it really cost effective?
     
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    Probably because they are factoried up to produce it already. Corrosive ammo primers are supposed to have a longer shelf life than non-corrosive primers. chris3
     
  3. SimplyChad

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    Who cares as long as its cheap?
     
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    I have found that for every penny I save on corrosive, i spend 2 on rem-oil...
     
  5. SimplyChad

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    Really? I just use plan hot water then dry it. Then oil it like normal. I havent had any issues.
     
  6. Beak50

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    I'm just curious since everyone I know refuses to shoot it thru their rifles.And I have always avoided it like the plague.
     
  7. JustinJ

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    Are they still producing corrosive ammo? All the misurp stuff i see appears to be pretty old.
     
  8. Shadow 7D

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    they are more stable
     
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    Funny... for every penny I save on corrosive, I spend on more corrosive. And guess what!? My rifle hasn't disintegrated yet!

    Sarcasm aside, just use a spray bottle and water, and an air compressor to dry it, then oil as normal.
     
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    Internet hysteria, mostly.

    Most folks who "avoid it like the plague" don't seem to have ever actually spent a whole lot of time shooting it and cleaning afterward. Those that have shot it seem to freak out when anything resembling surface oxidation or corrosion appears on their firearm, even when it's not actually damaging anything.

    Corrosive primers were the norm for decades, and somehow we still have firearms from that era that are intact and not totally destroyed!

    A normal cleaning routine will keep your firearms healthy, wealthy, and wise for years even shooting a constant diet of corrosive-primed ammo.
     
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    I did not know anybody still made it?
    I shoot the bejeezuz out of corrosive stuff in all my rifles. Have for many years.
    I buy boatloads of milsurp corrosive ammo. But I did not know anybody still was making it though.
     
  12. SimplyChad

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    The newest batch of corrosive I have is 8mm from 94. Younger then me
     
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    ^My latest is older than me, from the 80's.
     
  14. Jim K

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    Non-corrosive primers were originally highly unstable, which is why the U.S. stuck to corrosive primed through WWII. The US was especially concerned because heat destroyed the early NC primers and we had troops in tropical areas even before the war, Panama for example. Having several billions of rounds of ammo go dead in the middle of a war would be somewhat embarrassing, to say the least.

    After new NC formulas proved stable, almost all countries and manufacturers went to NC. Most of the surplus ammo being sold is from WWII or just post WWII and is corrosive. Some more recent (1994?) may be corrosive, but I doubt it; some sellers have advised treating it as corrosive simply to protect themselves.

    Yes, cleaning is not that difficult. But I have been there, done that, don't want to do it again if it can be avoided.

    Jim
     
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    There really is hysteria surrounding the stuff. I use it in my Mosin (what else but Soviet spam can ammo?), and have zero problems. I just make sure to pour water down the bore, and then break out the bore brush for a thorough scrubbing as soon as I get back home from the range.
     
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