Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Rochester, Washington
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    The question was about bullets but it seems most of the replies are talking about cartridges. I was going to say I think bullets will pretty much last forever. But if we're talking about loaded ammunition, well, I don't know, but I would try to not let my ammo get so old. If you can't use it within at least ten years or so, maybe you should think about selling some of your guns.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to bdan68 For This Useful Post:


  3. #12
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    3,993
    Thanks
    782
    Thanked 507 Times in 350 Posts
    Congratulations
    14
    Congratulated 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
    The question was about bullets but it seems most of the replies are talking about cartridges. I was going to say I think bullets will pretty much last forever. But if we're talking about loaded ammunition, well, I don't know, but I would try to not let my ammo get so old. If you can't use it within at least ten years or so, maybe you should think about selling some of your guns.
    Your correct I did say bullets but I did meant cartridges. Thanks for the clarification! Thanks for your input also
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

  4. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Blue Springs, MO
    Posts
    959
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 120 Times in 96 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by packer58 View Post
    I was going through some of my .22 rim fire ammo the other day and found a couple bricks of 1983 vintage Wildcats @ $.89 per box no less.
    Oh man, I ran through a ton of those wildcats when I was a little kid!
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

  5. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    4,847
    Thanks
    1,099
    Thanked 563 Times in 493 Posts
    Congratulations
    9
    Congratulated 5 Times in 5 Posts
    I dont have a number but I would say a long time and I have shot some I know was over 30 and it shot fine. The main thing is to keep it dry and at a somewhat constant temp.

  6. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    481
    Thanks
    256
    Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by packer58 View Post
    I was going through some of my .22 rim fire ammo the other day and found a couple bricks of 1983 vintage Wildcats @ $.89 per box no less. They shot just fine, however I keep them in a big ammo can that is sealed. I think powders will degrade over the years but to what extent I have no clue. Personally I store most of my ammo in MTM boxes which are then stored in a couple old ice chests that sorta kinda provides the climate control. So far no issues !!
    Hey, I've got some Wildcats from the mid 80's, they shoot fine. They're stored in an unheated storage room and have been there since I purchased them. No problems with any of my old ammo. I will go to some of the plastic ammo cans (metal sweats) with the O-ring seals however. Of course we have really low humidity here in Wyoming.

  7. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Jim Bridger County, Utah
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 176 Times in 126 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    I've got a bunch of surplus WWII .30-06 ammo I shoot out of my grandpa's M1903 Springfield. It shoots fine!!
    #KEYSTONE

    TICK
    TALL, WIDE and HANDSOME

  8. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    2,423
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 349 Times in 270 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by woodtick View Post
    I've got a bunch of surplus WWII .30-06 ammo I shoot out of my grandpa's M1903 Springfield. It shoots fine!!
    You should check the headstamp for year of mfg, if it was 1945 or older, it probably has mercuric priming which can be corrosive. For safety sake, anything pre 1950, I thoroughly clean the bore after every shooting session. The fouling primer material can showup in later than 1945 ammo. I don't think it was used after 1950. The ammunition still shoots good, its the residue that's left in the barrel that can ruin it.
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  9. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Jim Bridger County, Utah
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 176 Times in 126 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Already on top of that one CC, thanks for looking out for me though!!
    #KEYSTONE

    TICK
    TALL, WIDE and HANDSOME

  10. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Cleveland, OH area
    Posts
    408
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    ......I don't know the answer, but for some reason my ammo never seems to last more than 2-3 years.

  11. #20
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    3,993
    Thanks
    782
    Thanked 507 Times in 350 Posts
    Congratulations
    14
    Congratulated 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    ......I don't know the answer, but for some reason my ammo never seems to last more than 2-3 years.
    I can say that for my AR 223 ammo doesn't last for more then a year! Haha
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Woodleigh bullets
    By AKaviator in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-30-2014, 02:11 PM
  2. Deer bullets for a .243
    By Varhunter in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 01-24-2014, 12:22 AM
  3. Herter's bullets
    By NDHunter in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-28-2013, 04:48 AM
  4. Thor .50 cal. M/L Bullets- Anyone want some?
    By Colorado Cowboy in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-15-2012, 02:06 PM
  5. Long range bullets, what is everyone using?
    By Edelweiss in forum Optics
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 06-11-2012, 10:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •