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Posted: 2/28/2006 1:13:44 PM EDT
So my range bag for deer hunting was left in my trucks rear box. The bag was in a 5 gallon pale and contained my deer drag, knife, binoculars, shotgun shells and around 100 rounds of .45 ACP. I opened the box today and saw that it was half full of water (guess the box sucks azz). Of course its winter and I have one big ice cube. What should I do with the ammo? I would assume that it is no good, do I bury it or what? LOL.

Thanks for all your help,
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:14:47 PM EDT
Get drunk and have one of your buddies shoot it all
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:39:23 PM EDT
Dry it in the microwave...

No really... put the ammo ice block on grid that the rounds won't fall through... put a heat lamp over it, but not close enough to cook the rounds... collect your ammo & test it. It either will or will not shoot.

I KNOW someone will correct me if this is wrong.

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:00:12 PM EDT
send it all to me... it is so dry here that anything will dry out. once it is dried, I will shoot it and tell you if there is a failure rate...
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:20:24 PM EDT
Well I will be coming down to AZ in a couple weeks, maybe I should bring it with me
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:00:20 PM EDT
It will need to sit for a few weeks to really dry.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:28:44 PM EDT
my experience it's either soaked inside or not, so it will either go off/or not. SImple as that. I've had my ammo soaked fording streams/narrow rivers and my rifles/squad auto always seems to go off.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:39:38 PM EDT
Let it dry, and shoot it. If it goes off, it goes off. If it doesn't, it doesn't.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:42:08 PM EDT
Let it dry, pull down all of the powder, and spread it on the lawn (really!). As the powder breaks down, the nitrates in the powder will help the lawn.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:44:45 PM EDT
Just wipe it off and shoot it. Geeze, it's not 1790 ya know.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:22:18 PM EDT
Tell the truth your trying to cryo your ammo arent ya????
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:40:22 PM EDT
let it dry and shoot it, Hell I have had ammo that turned green in water, wiped it down with brasso and shot it, it owrked fine.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:54:56 PM EDT
Works for me, I'll let ya guys know how it goes. I won't even rub it clean, this Charles Daly 1911 will shoot any crap ammo I put through it, LOL.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:41:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 9:44:01 AM EDT by HKOVERKILL]

Originally Posted By MrMurphy:
Tell the truth your trying to cryo your ammo arent ya????

Heeeeeeyyyyyyy!!! That's an idea.........


(note to self: pick up some liquid nitrogen....)
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:30:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By diveriter:
Dry it in the microwave...

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:44:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By diveriter:
Dry it in the microwave...

That would be a sight to see [goes and finds old microwave].
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:51:16 AM EDT
Pull a couple of bullets and see if the powder is wet or dry.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:00:56 PM EDT
Either try to shoot it off or just throw it away.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:36:16 PM EDT
I had a similiar thing happen with several boxes of .22 rimfire. Submerged for weeks.

It all went bang.

Also had that happen to some .308. It all went bang.

Just shoot it.

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:13:06 PM EDT
Shotgun shells are probably done for. I have a bag full of shells that got wet in my trunk. Starting to rust. Probably will get stuck in my chamber.
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