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Posted: 10/3/2004 4:04:19 PM EDT
I've got some .357 (1 box) and some .22LR target ammo (1 brick) that was in a range bag that got caught in a storm surge of brackish-salt water. The bag was damp, but not full of water, and the ammo was damp.

Here is the question. Is .>357 and.22lr water proof? Can I rinse it off with fresh water and what can I expect from this ammo. Is it safe etc?

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:22:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 7:23:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:42:30 AM EDT
If you really, really had to, the centerfire ammo could probably be salvaged, but why?

Rimfire ammo is not well sealed, many times you can feel loose bullets only lightly held by the crimp. The rimfire, trash it.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:44:09 AM EDT
rinse it down and go to the range and waste it down range..the ones that don't go pop-then trash it...that's the way to trash ammo
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:24:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Let's see...

1 Brick of .22LR is about $8.

1 box of .357 is probably not far from that price.

The ammo is probably ok, but are your weapons worth $16?

I'd dump the ammo and get some fresh stuff.

I didnt read the other replies because this one fits the bill right here. Ammo in those calibers is cheap, not worth the risk.
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