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Old 09-24-2012, 19:09   #1
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What would you do with these rounds? Pics!

A family member gave me a couple hundred rounds of OLD .223. That's great, but much of it is corroded. There is a varying degree of corrosion on the rounds, which you can see here:
Caliber Corner
Caliber Corner
There are also some soft point rounds that the lead has corroded pretty badly:
Caliber Corner
I also got some hollow points, which seem to have survived the best:
Caliber Corner
Some of the rounds are Norma, and I don't recognize the other type:
Caliber Corner
Here is a little more detail of some of the case corrosion:
Caliber Corner
I'm not really planning on shooting most of these rounds, but I definitely can't bring myself to throw them away. There are many salvageable rounds with little/no corrosion, and very few have corroded primers(obviously not shooting). I ask the forum for ideas on what to do with these rounds. I have more pics if these aren't enough for a good decision. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:50   #2
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Whipe the Verdigo from the lead tips and shoot it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:58   #3
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:32   #4
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Send them to me, I'll wipe them down, shoot them and if you want send the brass back to you. Problem solved.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:35   #5
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Shoot it all, I just put those on the tumbles for about 10 mins and no problems at all!
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:00   #6
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Shoot it all, I just put those on the tumbles for about 10 mins and no problems at all!
DO NOT put live ammo in a tumbler.....
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:07   #7
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DO NOT put live ammo in a tumbler.....
SO TRUE. The propellant would be altered greatly via vibration. There's now way that I would shoot tumbled ammunition.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:09   #8
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SO TRUE. The propellant would be altered greatly via vibration. There's now way that I would shoot tumbled ammunition.
You are making a bold statement about something you don't have a clue on.
You do every time you shoot factory ammo! It is the last step before packaging.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:55   #9
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You are making a bold statement about something you don't have a clue on.
You do every time you shoot factory ammo! It is the last step before packaging.
I recall it from a warning years ago by CCI-Speer.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:02   #10
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You are making a bold statement about something you don't have a clue on.
You do every time you shoot factory ammo! It is the last step before packaging.
I should have said that I was only making an educated guess. I didn't mean to make you angry.
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Old 10-03-2012, 00:08   #11
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SO TRUE. The propellant would be altered greatly via vibration. There's now way that I would shoot tumbled ammunition.
Thats been proven false in independent testing multiple times.
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Thats been proven false in independent testing multiple times.
I didn't know that.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:44   #13
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How do you think the ammo companies get your ammo so shiney.
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How do you think the ammo companies get your ammo so shiney.
DO NOT put old rifle ammo in a tumbler!!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 16:37   #15
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How do you think the ammo companies get your ammo so shiney.
The clean the brass shiny BEFORE loading it.
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The clean the brass shiny BEFORE loading it.
And they get the marks off the brass and bullets from the reloading process how? They tumble it after it is loaded.

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SO TRUE. The propellant would be altered greatly via vibration. There's now way that I would shoot tumbled ammunition.
Yeah I'm sure the military makes sure to only ship their ammo in special low vibration trucks, ships, choppers and airplanes as to not disturb the powder. The troops walk extra soft to make sure not to shake their ammo. I'm sure the UPS truck that is hauling the ammo I ordered earlier in the week does not vibrate at all during the couple thousand mile trip. Five or ten minutes a vibratory tumbler is not going hurt anything.

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Old 09-25-2012, 13:50   #17
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The worse thing that can happen with old ammo (considering it was manufactured right) is it won't fire when you pull the trigger.
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Old 09-25-2012, 14:27   #18
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It seems like the consensus is to hang onto it and shoot it. I guess I'll rig up a tumbler next weekend. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:19   #19
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Shoot it. +1 on the quick tumble to remove that crud.


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Shoot them. That will get the crud off!
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