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Old Reloads No Problem

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by StrikeEagle, Mar 14, 2006.

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  1. StrikeEagle

    StrikeEagle Member

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    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.

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  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  3. fulloflead

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    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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  4. loadedround

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    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.
     
  5. TooTaxed

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    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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