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Posted: 10/8/2002 8:04:33 AM EST
I am seeing some good deals on Q3131A at my local Galayns and was wondering what the shelf life of this ammo is. I normally shoot about a 1000rds in a 6 month period so was thinking of having 2000rd+ in reserve which would be about
18 months to 2 years worth
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 8:34:24 AM EST
Life span is in decades.

Heat & humidity cause decay.

Buy away!
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 11:29:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 12:38:03 PM EST
I have read that corrosive ammo actually has a storage life of up to 80 years, which explains why we all have been reliably shooting 1942 Turk 8mm through our Yugo Mausers
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 7:58:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Troy:

Ideally, you want to store your ammo in ammo cans (make sure the seal is good) at 60F or lower. -Troy

How can you tell if the "seal is good"? The cans that I have seem to be in really good condition and the seals have a very visible line where the can "goes into" the seal.

How do you define good? What do you look for?

Link Posted: 10/9/2002 10:19:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 1:47:06 PM EST
That'll work. All my cans are in tip-top shape according to your criteria. Now, all I gotta do is buy some vaseline and they will all be good to go.

Link Posted: 10/9/2002 7:02:31 PM EST
The primers used in corrosive military ammo are said to be more stable than the non-corrosive stuff. Maybe, but I picked-up several bandoleers of Korean M1 .30 Carbine, ('80's manufacture) and one bando turned out to be 1954 Lake City!! (all US made carbine is non-corrosive)
I figured this stuff is probably tired or dead...BUT it shot great and chronoed 1950 + fps.(Mil. Spec)
"One never knows, do one" Fats Waller
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