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Ammo from flood

Postby patinlouisiana » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:14 am

Would you keep ammo that went under water in a flood?


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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby jbullard1 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:40 pm

HAs it been under water?
If so I would pull the projectiles, dump the powder and primers and reaload it
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby buckcrazy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:57 am

went through the same thing after Katrina, how long was it under water? I had mine in a "waterproof box" but it still had gotten water in it. Mine was under water for 3 weeks and wasn't good. I replaced all mine.If it had only been for a short time I would do what jbullard suggested or replace it. Sucks I know!
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby gtk » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:34 am

tough call. depends on how long it was under water. if it was just "wet" and not submerged, it would be a diff story

as always, better safe than sorry
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby patinlouisiana » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 am

It was under for 3 days. It is my brother in-laws ammo. I ran about 90 through the AR15 with no issued. Didn't chrony any of it. Think I'll put in an old refrigerator with one of my dehumidifiers for a month or so. Then use it for plinking. Just hate to toss several thousand rounds.


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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby gtk » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:04 am

i wouldn't run any of it off real fast, just in case there is a primer only fire. Shooting slowly one at a time you'd be alright.
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby patinlouisiana » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:17 am

I doubt a primer only would cycle the next round. It might stick a bullet in the barrel though.


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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby jbullard1 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:38 am

patinlouisiana wrote:I doubt a primer only would cycle the next round. It might stick a bullet in the barrel though.

It will stick a bullet in the barrel!
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby patinlouisiana » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:14 pm

jbullard1 wrote:
It will stick a bullet in the barrel!
Don't ask me how I know this. :W: :W: :bash:

I wonder? :stir:
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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby patinlouisiana » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:17 pm

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Re: Ammo from flood

Postby LedJarvis » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:39 am

Oh man.....REALLY sorry to hear about it partner. I hope no harm has come to your peeps. As for the ammo, I wouldn't keep a candle in the window. It doesn't sound good at all. Most well manufactured ammo can take "some" H2O abuse but being submerged for any period time just doesn't sound very hopeful. Let's see what others have to say. And I'm worried about your use of the word "most" on the firearms. I hope any loss was the couple of old clunkers that all of us have and should get rid of.
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