• Shelf life on ammo

    From First Officer@VERT/HOLODECK to All on Sun Sep 9 08:36:43 2012
    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other sizes he had on his shelf. How long is that good for? Is there a period of time that goes by that it is just not worth using?


    Have a good One!
    Mike



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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to First Officer on Sun Sep 9 11:13:16 2012
    Re: Shelf life on ammo
    By: First Officer to All on Sun Sep 09 2012 08:36 am

    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other sizes he had on his shelf. How long is that good for? Is there a period of time that goes by that it is just not worth using?


    if it is commercial and kept in a cool dry place i heard it can still be viable for over 10 years.


    also gunpowder decays over time due to age/moisture/temp fluctuations.

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  • From First Officer@VERT/HOLODECK to Mro on Sun Sep 9 12:49:01 2012
    Re: Shelf life on ammo
    By: Mro to First Officer on Sun Sep 09 2012 11:13 am

    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other

    if it is commercial and kept in a cool dry place i heard it can still be viable for over 10 years.

    Thanks! I think it is about 7 years old. I would think probably still useable, but maybe not dependable.. Appreciate it!


    Have a good One!
    Mike



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  • From Black Dragon@VERT/HPBBS to First Officer on Sat Sep 29 14:56:20 2012
    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other sizes he had on his shelf. How long is that good for? Is there a period of time that goes by that it is just not worth using?


    Have a good One!
    Mike



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    Mike,

    I've had some 9 mm ammo for over 10 years now and Labor Day weekend the family and I used some of it up. No problems!!!

    Dean

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  • From Charon@VERT/STYX to Black Dragon on Fri Oct 12 15:53:00 2012
    Re: Re: Shelf life on ammo
    By: Black Dragon to First Officer on Sat Sep 29 2012 15:56:00

    Also, it depends on the environment in which the ammo is stored. Ammo that
    is stored in a dry semi-controlled environment usually has no problems.
    Also, if you have ammo that is still sealed, you should be good to go!

    Charon
    The River Styx BBS
    riverstyx.darktech.org

    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other sizes he had on his shelf. How long is that good for? Is there a period o time that goes by that it is just not worth using?


    Have a good One!
    Mike



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    Mike,

    I've had some 9 mm ammo for over 10 years now and Labor Day weekend the family and I used some of it up. No problems!!!

    Dean



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  • From First Officer@VERT/HOLODECK to Black Dragon on Mon Oct 15 20:48:47 2012
    Re: Re: Shelf life on ammo
    By: Black Dragon to First Officer on Sat Sep 29 2012 02:56 pm

    What is the shelf life on Ammunition? Is there a shelf life. When My Dad passed away he had a bunch of deer shot, bird shot and a couple of other sizes he had on his shelf. How long is that good for? Is there a period of time that goes by that it is just not worth using?

    I've had some 9 mm ammo for over 10 years now and Labor Day weekend the family and I used some of it up. No problems!!!

    I guess I better go shoot some off and see how it does then. I also better start stocking up on some new stuff then too..

    Thanks


    Have a good One!
    Mike


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