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Posted: 2/21/2010 5:57:58 PM EDT
So I was cooking dinner tonight and I kept hearing a banging in the dryer.  Ended up finding my speed strip and extra carry rounds.    I can hear the powder in each round when I shake them.  

My question...do you think the rounds are safe to shoot?  I'm not going to carry them anymore but I'm trying to figure out it its safe to kill paper with them or if I should throw them off the pier on my way to work.
Link Posted: 2/21/2010 6:25:27 PM EDT
Try to shoot them, no harm trying.

I washed a spare mag full of 9mm a couple years ago and they all ran like new. Like you said, don't rely on them.
Link Posted: 2/21/2010 7:09:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2010 7:09:29 AM EDT
Ammo is for the most part waterproof.  They will all go bang just fine.  (I'd still rotate them out just in case, better safe than sorry)
Link Posted: 2/22/2010 7:29:19 AM EDT
To be safe I would dispose of them. I know they may be just fine but I do like to err on the side of safety. So I would recommend not using them.
Link Posted: 2/22/2010 11:20:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dragongoddess:
To be safe I would dispose of them. I know they may be just fine but I do like to err on the side of safety. So I would recommend not using them.

There is nothing wrong with "using" the ammo next time he goes to the range.  I wouldn't "carry" this ammo for PD uses (just in case).  But it won't hurt anything to use it up.
Link Posted: 2/22/2010 11:25:21 AM EDT
Thanks for the recommendations.  I can hopefully shoot it later this week and I'll be sure to let you know if anything interesting happen.
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 1:05:32 PM EDT
shot them...all went bang without a problem.  even captured one in some milk jugs.  Thanks again for all the advice

Link Posted: 2/28/2010 3:15:50 PM EDT
What round is that?
Link Posted: 2/28/2010 4:54:43 PM EDT
critical defense in .38spl
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 11:44:34 AM EDT
I once washed and dried a lone 30-30 round.  It shot just fine.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 8:19:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By aleutianhunter:
critical defense in .38spl

Did they fix there primmer issue yet? I bought a box, then a week later read a few post where some primers wouldn't ignite. I still have the rounds, just switched to G.D's for the mean time cause I am not sure if I can trust them just yet. Just a heads up
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 8:27:39 PM EDT
I had a washed .380 hang fire before.  When it went it sounded like a black powder pistol.  Hit 9" lower than the rest of the rounds that had remained intact.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 6:10:24 AM EDT
I had the same thing happen, speed strip bangin around in the dryer.
By the time I discovered it, all of the semi-jacketed hollowpoints were mashed round, except for the one that came completely out of the case!
I was impressed that the cases all stayed in the speed strip.
I didnt fire them, just tossed them out.
Link Posted: 3/10/2010 5:30:49 PM EDT
Nice picture.  Looks like it did what it was supposed to even after a little maytag action.
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