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Posted: 2/16/2006 2:41:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 2:42:09 PM EDT by gr8jab]
I'm wondering in what conditions that sealed bullet and primer ammo is necessary, and when is it only a 'peace of mind' thing. When do you need sealed ammo?

I know, when TSHTF, you need to be SURE of your gear. But, I'd like to keep the discussion reasonable. If you own a self sufficient compound in Montana with a 5 year MRE stockpile, your definition of SHTF might be different than mine (not wrong, just different).

Sealed ammo:

Long term storage? Really? Won't a sealed can and some desiccant work?
How about shooting in the rain? Will a long heavy downpour make my unsealed ammo not go bang?
How about crossing that creek? Will a short dunk underwater hurt my unsealed ammo?
What about a boat gun's ammo, repeated splashing with sea water? Need to be sealed?

I really like AE ammo. I can get it locally in bulk. The price is right. It is reasonably accurate, and would do the job in a fix. I want my SHTF ammo and my everyday practice ammo to be the same. If I keep several thousand rounds handy, and replenish what I shoot, I should have plenty of reasonably new ammo if TSHTF.

But AE is not sealed, is it? How big a deal is that?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:43:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:54:54 PM EDT
Wow, you can stock a 5 year supply of MRE's and you want AE for SHTF ammo??

BTW what is your rotation like for the MRE supply? Just curious.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:21:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:44:49 PM EDT
Sealed primers are mandatory for underwater bumpfiring.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:25:21 AM EDT
One time a NASA door gunner told me thats what they ise and so should I

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