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Old 12-03-2011, 00:01   #1
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Ammo waterproof experiment

I just tossed one of my Federal 180 grain .40sw HiShoks, along with a random one of my 175 grain lead reloads into my toilet tank.

The idea here is to see if they are waterproof. I'm going to leave them in there for a week or so and then see if any water got in.

Anyone have any predictions? I'll update with what I find.
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Old 12-03-2011, 00:08   #2
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Good experiment...

Keep us in the loop!

I believe good quality ammo has good quality primer sealant and therefore may not be affected by the water. We'll see!
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Old 12-03-2011, 00:17   #3
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If they do get wet, I'd be interested in the results of you letting them dry off for a few days and then trying to shoot them.

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Old 12-03-2011, 00:38   #4
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I had a box of 9mm under rain water on the boat for six months (was under a porthole). All fired perfectly.

PS: Never trust a sample size of one each.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:24   #5
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I predict a squib.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:32   #6
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:08   #7
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Hollow points will leak, ball ammo less of chance, another reason military uses ball ammo, nah just kidding. Will be interesting to see results. zorro49
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:12   #8
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I think it would have already leaked if it was going to leak. I don't really think a week is going to make a difference.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:15   #9
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should fire fine..........its a 50/50 chance.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:06   #10
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Finally I get to do this instead of someone doing it to me lol...

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Old 12-03-2011, 07:47   #11
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You are not going to flush your toilet for a week and the retreive the 2 rounds.
Anyone have any predictions? You and your Glock will smell like SH#!.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:49   #12
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should fire fine..........its a 50/50 chance.
If it should fire fine, then the odds are greater than 50/50.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:52   #13
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You better hope they don't get sucked down the drain when you flush! Couldn't you have put them somewhere that wouldn't potentially result in a live round stuck in your toilet's passages? Maybe a bowl of water?

I once took my G29 tubing with me. It was loaded with some handloaded 175gr Silvertips. It was underwater (UNDERwater, not just wet) for about 4 hours. I tested the rounds on the way home, they were fine. With most commercial ammo being sealed, I'm predicting they fire just fine.

Unfortunately, we will never hear your results, because this thread will be locked in a minute. IBTL, biatches!

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:02   #14
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Stop pissing your ammo away.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:14   #15
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Oh yeah, wrong forum, almost forgot!

IBTL!!!!
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Stop pissing your ammo away.
That's on par with: "Do not eat the yellow snow!"
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:18   #19
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Military ammo is made to special requirements to increase waterproofness. Crimped primer pockets, plus a sealant around the primer. Also the sealant is applied around the case mouth.

I don't know of any commercial ammo made to these requirements. It might be okay, might not.

Neither your reloads nor those Federals are made to be waterproof, so not exactly sure what you're testing. And I agree... a sample size of 1 is insufficient. Do 100 each and leave them in there for a week.
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Finally I get to do this instead of someone doing it to me lol...

IBTL!!!
Why would there be a lock?

Granted, I don't understand the nervous nancy mentality of this forum in the last few years, but lock a thread about testing ammo?
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